Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

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  • On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the Massachusetts Bar Association hosted its Annual State of the Judiciary Address at the John Adams Courthouse, featuring Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants. MBA President Christopher A. Kenney, Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey and Trial Court Administrator Jonathan S. Williams also gave remarks. "The Massachusetts Bar Association is proud to once again present the Annual State of the Judiciary Address, which offers a valuable window into the court system for legal professionals across the Commonwealth," said Kenney, in a press release from the SJC. "Collaboration between the bench and the bar is integral to advancing our shared goal of equal justice for all, and we look forward to learning how we can best align our efforts over the next year." The event was covered by The Boston Globe, the Springfield Republican and the State House News Service (various outlets, including the Lowell Sun, Patriot Ledger and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly).

  • "Baker says it’s for others to decide whether fired Environmental Police chief loses pension," The Boston Globe (Oct. 24). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann was quoted in a story that looks at whether recently fired Massachusetts Environmental Police Chief James McGinn will retain his retirement benefits.

  • “Uptick in bankruptcy work expected with rate hikes,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 22). MBA members Joseph H. Baldiga, Steven Weiss, Thomas S. Vangel and Jonathan R. Goldsmith were quoted in a story about rising interest rates and the likely increase in business for bankruptcy attorneys.

  • 'Serial' shows what happens when you try to put a cop in jail. Spoiler: It's not good," Oxygen (Oct. 22). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann was interviewed about a podcast that examines allegations of false arrest and torture made against law enforcement in East Cleveland, as well as how such police misconduct has purportedly been covered up.

  • "A policy powerhouse," Boston College Law School Magazine (Oct. 18). MBA member Richard W. Cole was featured in a story on Boston College Law School's Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy. Cole's attendance at a 2017 Rappaport conference on criminal justice reform helped inspire the creation of the MBA's Conviction Integrity Working Group, which is co-chaired by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura T. Healey and Middlesex County District Attorney Marian T. Ryan.

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