Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018

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  • “AG Debuts New Initiative to Address Unaffordable Student Loans,” Banker & Tradesman (Jan. 26). The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Student Loan Bankruptcy Assistance Project, launched in partnership with the Attorney General’s Office and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, was featured in Banker & Tradesman.

  • “Attorneys urging state lawmakers to increase funding for civil legal aid,” WWLP-22 News (Jan. 25). The Massachusetts Bar Association’s participation in Walk to the Hill was featured as part of coverage of the Jan. 25 lobbying event, where hundreds of lawyers convened at the State House to advocate for increased funding for civil legal aid in the FY ’19 budget.

  • “Omnibus bills fall short on bail reform, attorneys say,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Jan. 29). MBA member D. Christopher Dearborn, a Suffolk University Law School professor who oversees the school’s defender program, was one of the attorneys quoted in an article about bail reform.

  • “No-contest provision doesn’t bar suit by beneficiary,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Jan. 29). MBA members David J. Correira and Joseph L. Bierwirth were quoted in an article about a Suffolk Superior Court Business Litigation Session judge’s decision (Ginsberg, et al. v. Ginsberg, et al.), which found that an “in terrorem” clause does not bar a beneficiary in a family trust document from suing her brother, the trustee, for alleged undue influence.

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