Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Apr. 16, 2015

Notable & Quotable

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Hernandez verdict

Healy for Notable

"I think what happened here is there were a number of circumstantial events that led the jury to their conclusions. It wasn't one single factor that they were able to hang their verdict on."

MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, Boston Globe, April 15

Healy was quoted in a Globe story about how the jury reached a verdict in the Aaron Hernandez trial. On Wednesday, Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder and was given a life sentence.

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Elikann

"There was so much evidence, including DNA, that he was there, that I think they went for credibility. ...I think that evidence cost them the case."

MBA Criminal Justice Section Vice Chair Peter Elikann, NECN, April 15

Elikann was a featured guest on NECN's "Broadside" evening news program to discuss the verdict and defense strategy in the Aaron Hernandez trial. Joining Elikann on the program was MBA member Randy Chapman, former chair of the MBA's Criminal Justice Section Council.

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Of note:

  • MBA President Marsha V. Kazarosian co-authored a letter to the editor of the Boston Globe with Barbara J. Dougan of Families Against Mandatory Minimums about ending mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses in Massachusetts. ("Time to stop perpetuating failed policy on drug sentencing" - April 15)
  • Melanie Hagopian, a member of the MBA's Real Estate Law Section Council, was quoted in the Boston Globe as a real estate and land-use law expert. ("State officials finalizing plan to put Wynn land into escrow" - April 14)
  • MBA Past President Elaine M. Epstein was selected by Governor Charlie Baker to serve as one of 21 members of his Judicial Nominating Commission. (Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly - "Baker taps 21 for Judicial Nominating Commission" - April 10)