Top: MBA Treasurer Christopher A. Kenney; Michael P. Sams, co-founder, Kenney & Sams; Hon. Judith Fabricant, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court; Hon. Timothy S. Hillman, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, MBA President Jeffrey N. Catalano and Wayne Budd, Goodwin Procter LLP. Bottom: Fellows meet with Budd for roundtable discussion.
The MBA's Leadership Academy
hosted its second training session for 21 fellows selected for
2016-17 on Dec. 12 at the U.S. District Court in Worcester. The
theme of the session was "Unique Perspectives on Public
Speakers were Hon. Judith Fabricant, Chief
Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, Wayne
Budd, Goodwin Procter LLP and former U.S. Attorney for the
District of Massachusetts, and Michael P. Sams,
co-founder of Kenney & Sams. Hon. Timothy S.
Hillman, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts,
provided welcoming remarks to the group.
Each of the three featured speakers offered their thoughts and
advice on leadership in short presentations to the entire group of
fellows before roundtable discussions were held in smaller groups.
This format gave the fellows an opportunity to ask questions and
interact with the speakers in a more personalized setting.
Launched in September, the
MBA's Leadership Academy is a selective 12-month program for
attorneys that is designed to recruit and nurture future bar and
The Leadership Academy Fellows selected for the inaugural
2016-17 Leadership Academy class represent a diverse group of
talented attorneys from across the commonwealth with three to 10
years of experience, along with the 2016 recipient of the MBA's
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship. Leadership Academy Fellows
are given the opportunity to network, collaborate and build
relationships with bar leaders; develop and enhance leadership
skills important to their future in the legal profession; and get
an insider's look at the important role the MBA plays within the