Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015

Notable & Quotable


Tsarnaev trial


"Jurors take these responsibilities extraordinarily seriously."

MBA President Marsha V. Kazarosian, WBZ NewsRadio 1030, April 8

Kazarosian provided her legal insight on the high-profile trials of both Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez during a live interview on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 with Joe Mathieu.



"It's fraught with danger for the defense. It's really like walking on a tightrope and hoping for the best."

MBA Criminal Justice Section Vice Chair Peter Elikann, Boston Herald, April 9

Elikann was quoted in a Herald story about the possibility of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev taking the stand in the upcoming penalty phase of his federal trial. "He would be available for cross-examination about every step of the way, for everything he had done. It would be an extraordinary gamble, but there's a small chance it could work," noted Elikann.


Criminal justice reform

Healy for Notable

"When you look at it, Massachusetts is lagging behind even red states in dealing with the scourge of drugs in society. A number of conservative states are dealing with it as a drug rehabilitation issue rather than a crime issue."

MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, Boston Globe, April 8, 2015

Healy was quoted in a Globe story about proposed criminal justice reforms outlined by Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg in a speech delivered at a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce event.


Workers' compensation ruling


"This is very, very helpful to all of us who practice in this area. The argument has always been made that someone who retires is no longer an employee, but this case makes clear that your employment is as of the time you're hurt, not afterwards."

MBA Workers Compensation Section Chair Deborah G. Kohl, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, April 2

Deborah G. Kohl of Fall River was quoted in a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly story about a recent Appeals Court ruling allowing "assault pay" for a corrections officer to continue after retirement.