Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Notable & Quotable


Western Mass. Dial-A-Lawyer


"For more than 20 years the Massachusetts Bar Association has made it easier for Western Massachusetts residents to get answers to their legal questions through our Dial-A-Lawyer program. Many people cannot afford legal assistance, and we consider it a privilege to be able to assist members of the community who don't know where to turn when legal questions arise."

MBA President Marsha V. Kazarosian, Republican, October 15

Kazarosian was quoted on the MBA's Western Mass. Dial-A-Lawyer program which will take place on Oct. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. Residents of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties can call (413) 782-1659 during the three-hour program to reach one of the dozens of volunteer lawyers from the MBA who will be fielding phone calls.


Your rights when a retailer goes out of business


"If something like that occurs, you have to be proactive. You can't sit back. The fact that they're not answering, the fact that they took my property, this could be considered a criminal act on their part."

MBA President-elect Robert W. Harnais, WHDH TV (Channel 7), October 9

Harnais provided his analysis for "Solve it 7," a new segment on WHDH which aims to address problems faced by consumers and local residents. In this featured case, a recently married couple tries to get a wedding dress back from a bridal shop that went out of business while still in possession of the dress.


MBA Consumer Advocacy Symposium/Pinnacle Awards

"We wanted to make sure we're providing service to consumers when they need assistance, when they need help with business programs, but we want to recognize businesses when they're doing things right."kenneychristophernote

MBA Vice President Christopher A. Kenney, Boston Business Journal, October 15

Kenney, the chair of the MBA's Consumer Advocacy Task Force, spoke to the BBJ about the upcoming Consumer Advocacy Symposium on Oct. 29 at Suffolk Law School which will feature the inaugural presentation of the MBA's Pinnacle Awards to Staples and Dancing Deer Baking Company.


Tsarnaev knowledge of 2011 triple murder


"They may realize that they're not going to win and get a not guilty at the trial, but they're setting this up so that they can have mitigating circumstances on why he shouldn't receive the death penalty and instead should receive life in prison."

MBA Criminal Justice Section Vice Chair Peter Elikann, FOX25, October 11

Elikann was interviewed by FOX25 for a story on accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's possible knowledge of his deceased brother Tamerlan's alleged involvement in a 2011 triple murder in Waltham. Federal prosecutors say they have identified a witness who is ready to testify that Dzhokhar knew about Tamerlan's involvement in the Waltham case.


Of note:

  • MBA Criminal Justice Section Vice Chair Peter Elikann also appeared as a guest on FOX 25 to discuss the case of Erika Murray, a mother from Blackstone who kept her children in an unsanitary household.