Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015

Notable & Quotable


Bar advocate salary

Healy for Notable

"Massachusetts citizens deserve a justice system based on equity and not a bifurcated system consisting of one for well-heeled clients and another for the working poor. Every citizen deserves a fair opportunity to a quality defense if accused of a crime."

MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, Sentinel & Enterprise, June 1

Healy was quoted in reference to the MBA's support of House Bill 1246, which would provide an increase in the hourly rate for court-appointed private attorneys, also known as bar advocates, who represent the indigent in criminal cases when assigned by the court and the Committee for Public Counsel Services. Healy's quote, part of the "Beacon Hill Roll Call" roundup, ran in several outlets across the state.