- "Legislators back revamp of state’s criminal justice laws," Associated Press (April 4). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy was quoted in a story on the Legislature's passage of a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill, praising lawmakers for "getting smarter on crime rather than just being tough on crime."
- “Lawyers alarmed by efforts to remove Joyce’s attorney from case,” Boston Globe (April 2). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy was quoted about the MBA’s call for a federal judge to reject a motion by prosecutors to disqualify the defense attorney for former State Sen. Brian A. Joyce, currently being tried on corruption charges. The MBA made its appeal in a friend-of-the court-brief filed jointly with the ACLU and the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
- “New Aaron Hernandez documentary rekindles courtroom war,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (April 2). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy, quoted in this week’s Hearsay column, reflected on his experience shooting Oxygen’s two part documentary series, “Aaron Hernandez Uncovered,” which aired March 17 and 18. Healy, who spoke to the nontraditional style of Hernandez attorney Jose A. Baez, was filmed at the MBA offices along with Boston Globe reporter Maria Cramer.
- “Heir cannot sue personal rep for contract breach,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (April 2). MBA members Michael J. Stone and Harry M. Haytayan Jr. were quoted in a story on an Appellate Court’s ruling that a court-appointed estate representative, who was named in a breach-of-contract lawsuit, is protected by quasi-judicial immunity.
- “Gun rights attorneys fight on despite tough climate,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (April 2). MBA member Keith G. Langer was quoted in this week’s Hearsay column regarding the impact of recent events on court cases involving the Second Amendment.
- “Equal pay legislation: 100 years in the making,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (April 2). MBA member Nina J. Kimball wrote an opinion piece looking ahead to the July 1 effective date of the state’s equal pay law, noting that the concept of “equal pay for comparable work” dates back at least 100 years to World War I.
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