Criminal Justice Compensation Panel to hear from practitioners on March 26

Thursday, Mar. 20, 2014
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Members of the MBA's Blue Ribbon Commission on Criminal Justice Compensation are examining the impact of low prosecutor and public defender salaries on the Massachusetts criminal justice system

The Massachusetts Bar Association's Blue Ribbon Commission on Criminal Justice Attorney Compensation will hold a hearing on Wednesday, March 26, beginning at 2 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Suite at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston. The hearing is an opportunity for current and former criminal practitioners to discuss the challenges they face living in Massachusetts where compensation rates have changed little in the 20 years since the MBA's groundbreaking Callahan Report was issued.

The commission was appointed this year by MBA President Douglas K. Sheff and is chaired by MBA Past President Richard P. Campbell. Members include: Denise Squillante, MBA Past President; Randy Chapman, Chapman & Chapman PC; William D. Delahunt, former Congressman and District Attorney for Norfolk County; Hon. Suzanne V. DelVecchio (ret.) former Chief Justice Superior Court, mediator, Commonwealth Mediation; Hon. Charles Johnson, former Chief Justice, Boston Municipal Court; Martin Kane II, McGrath & Kane; Gerard T. Leone, partner, Nixon Peabody LLP and former District Attorney, Middlesex County; Richard Lord, Chief Executive Officer and President, Associated Industries of Massachusetts; and Martin W. Healy, MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, who serves as commission counsel.