Hogan to receive MBA President's Award at April 28 Annual Dinner

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016
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Boston Municipal Court (BMC) Clerk-Magistrate Daniel J. Hogan, Esq.

The Massachusetts Bar Association will honor Boston Municipal Court (BMC) Clerk-Magistrate Daniel J. Hogan, Esq. with the MBA President's Award at the April 28 MBA Annual Dinner. The President's Award is bestowed upon those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the work of the MBA, to the preservation of MBA values, to the success of MBA initiatives, and to the promotion of the MBA leadership role within the legal community of Massachusetts.

Hogan began his career in public service as an entry level procedures clerk I in 1988. He ultimately moved up the ranks from assistant clerk-magistrate to first assistant clerk-magistrate before being sworn in as BMC's clerk-magistrate in March 2000. Throughout his career, Hogan has worked to improve the effective and efficient administration of justice, not only in his office, but throughout the courts of the commonwealth. He continues to be a steadfast advocate for the full and fair funding of our courts and through automation and collaboration he strives to achieve full access to justice for every court user.

"Dan fulfils a critical role at the BMC -- one of the busiest courts in the commonwealth -- by serving as the court's go-to resource, whether you're a member of the public, bar, client, legislator or law enforcement officer," said MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy. "He has tirelessly worked to improve the administration of justice and he plays a tremendous statewide role in numerous policy and legislative matters within the legal community. The MBA is honored to present him with this year's President's Award in recognition of his commitment to access to justice."

In 2015, Hogan was appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court as a member of the Access to Justice Commission. He also serves on the Trial Court Public Access to Court Records Committee, the Strategic Leadership Team and the MassCourts Statewide Governance Committee. Hogan has established a teaching partnership with the Harvard Law School Defenders Program and has been elected president of the Suffolk University Law School Alumni Board of Directors twice. He is the longest serving president of the statewide Association of Magistrates and Assistant Clerks. In May 2015, Hogan was selected and received the American Bar Association's Difference Maker Award in recognition of his continuing contributions towards improving access to justice.

The Annual Dinner will also include a keynote address by award-winning novelist and screenwriter Dennis Lehane, the presentation of the 2016 MBA Legislator of the Year Award to Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg (D-Amherst), a scholarship award to a third-year law student and the 2016 Access to Justice Award recipients.

Sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Platinum Sponsor ($5,000)
    Table for 10, full page ad in dinner program, firm logo projected at the dinner, sponsorship level recognition in Lawyers Journal and displayed on MBA website
  • Gold Sponsor ($3,500)
    Table for 10, 1/2 page ad in dinner program, firm logo projected at the dinner, sponsorship level recognition in Lawyers Journal and displayed on MBA website
  • Silver sponsor ($2,500)
    Table for 10, 1/4 page ad in dinner program, firm logo projected at the dinner