MBA volunteers honored at Recognition Dinner

Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014
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Top: The MBA's 2014 Volunteer Recognition Awards were presented to (from left) Elliott M. Loew, Susan G. Anderson and Paul E. White at the MBA Volunteer Recognition Dinner. Bottom: At the July 10 dinner, the MBA also honored MBA members who have practiced for 50 years. Standing, from left: MBA Treasurer Robert W. Harnais, MBA Vice President Martha Rush O'Mara, MBA Vice President Christopher P. Sullivan, Robert J. Cotton, Alan R. Miller, George S. Silverman, James B. Krasnoo, MBA President Douglas K. Sheff, MBA President-elect Marsha V. Kazarosian. Sitting, from left: Hon. Beverly W. Boorstein, John A. O’Leary, Colette Manoil, Robert Jude Donahue. Photos by Jeff Thiebauth

The Massachusetts Bar Association honored its attorney volunteers at the MBA Volunteer Recognition Dinner on July 10 at Lombardo's in Randolph. Attorneys Susan G. Anderson, Elliott M. Loew and Paul E. White were presented with the MBA's Volunteer Recognition Award, which salutes members who volunteer substantial time and effort to the mission, program and/or publications of the MBA or otherwise enhance the organization in a significant way.

Susan G. Anderson, hearing officer, Office of the State Treasurer

Anderson has been an MBA volunteer for more than 20 years, serving on various committees and section councils since 1992. She currently serves as the vice chair of the Access to Justice Committee and was previously the chair of the Health Law Section. Throughout her many years of service to the MBA, Anderson has been a member of the MBA's Policy and Governance Committee, the Terrorism Task Force, the House of Delegates, the Definition of the Practice of Law Task Force and the Media Committee. She has also planned education programs that have brought several MBA sections together. Most recently, she helped plan and bring faculty to the Public Law Conference.

Elliott M. Loew, Law Offices of Elliott M. Loew PC

Loew has been a member of the MBA's Mock Trial Committee for 16 years, serving as chairman in 1998, 2007 and 2008. He has been a special instructor of law at Newton North High School since 1980 and was the lawyer/coach of the school's mock trial team for 14 years (1990-2004). In 2006, Loew became the lawyer/coach of the Newton South High School mock trial team, which won the MBA's state championship in 2008.

Paul E. White, Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen PC

White was recognized for his tireless work as the chair of the MBA's Marathon Bombing Victims Legal Assistance Program. Since April 2013, he has spent an enormous amount of time organizing, training and recruiting lawyers to provide pro bono assistance to survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings. In addition to his work with the survivors of the Boston Marathon tragedy, Paul serves as chair of the MBA's new Complex Commercial Litigation Section Council and previously served as co-chair of the MBA's Civil Litigation Section Council. White has also served on the MBA's House of Delegates and as a member of the Task Force on Law, the Economy & Underemployment.

Nominations for the awards were made to the MBA's Volunteer Recognition Committee who provided recommendations to MBA officers. The officers voted on the award recipients based on the committee's recommendations.

Also at the dinner, the MBA recognized its 50-year members. Of that group, Alan R. Miller, Robert J. Cotton, Hon. Beverly W. Boorstein, Robert Jude Donahue, James B. Krasnoo, Colette  Manoil, John A. O'Leary  and George S. Silverman were on hand to accept their awards.