Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, March 29, 2018


  • MBA Executive Management Board member Peter Elikann, a former chair of the MBA’s Criminal Law Section, spoke to NBC10 about the harshness of an eight- to 10-year prison sentence for a Polish national convicted of animal cruelty against his dog, known as "Puppy Doe."
  • Past MBA President Marsha Kazarosian was interviewed by WBZ NewsRadio 1030 about the Polish national who was convicted of animal cruelty and sentenced to eight to 10 years for torturing a dog known as “Puppy Doe.”
  • “Bar: Grand jury ‘best practices’ a step forward,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 26). MBA member Randy Gioia was quoted in a story on a Supreme Judicial Court panel’s recommendation of six best practices to promote fairness in the grand jury process. One of three defense lawyers on the appointed panel, Gioia said the best practices should direct grand jurors “not only to investigate criminal activity, but also … to protect people from unfounded prosecutions.”
  • “Altar boys can sue bishop over negligent supervision,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 26). MBA members Mark A. Ventola and Christina L. Lewis were quoted in a story on a Superior Court ruling that two altar boys who have accused their former priest of sexual abuse can claim negligent retention and supervision by the bishop in charge of the diocese.
  • “Client development: target markets and unique brands,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (March 26). MBA member Susan Letterman White wrote an advisory piece urging her colleagues to adopt a modern approach to practicing law by investing in marketing and business development.
  • “DeRosa stepping down after 35 years as North Adams solicitor,” (March 23). MBA member John B. DeRosa, who has spent 35 years as city solicitor in North Adams, was quoted in a story about his decision to retire on March 31, after which he will continue his work both for private clients and in the community.  

In Other News

Articles, blogs and other news recently shared on the Massachusetts Bar Association's social media sites.

"Inspired by Netflix, Fastcase is creating its own content,"
ABA Journal (March 28).

"No 'safe spaces' left for law firms,"
C3 by John O. Cunningham (March 22), via @CunnJohn.

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