Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018


  • “State playing catch-up in OUI marijuana cases,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 10). MBA member Michael D. Cutler was quoted in a story about the challenges facing attorneys attempting to prosecute drugged-driving cases involving alleged marijuana use. 
  • “Judge awards solo $550/hour fee in 151B suit,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 10). MBA Past President Marsha V. Kazarosian and MBA Labor & Employment Section Chair Nancy S. Shilepsky were quoted about a Superior Court decision involving fair compensation for a sole practitioner who secured a $28 million jury verdict in an employment case against Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
  • “Review of juvenile cases, career criminal act urged,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 10). MBA member Joshua M. Dohan was quoted about a Supreme Judicial Court ruling (Commonwealth v. Baez), which found that prior adjudications for juvenile delinquency can count as predicate offenses for adults indicted under the state’s Armed Career Criminal Act.
  • “Federal court breast-feeding policy eases concerns for new mom-lawyers,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 10). MBA member Rebecca G. Pontikes was quoted in a Hearsay article about a new policy that requires the state’s three federal courthouses to make accommodations for lawyers who need to express breast milk. 
  • “How to create long, boring meetings,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 10).
    MBA member Susan Letterman White wrote an advice column designed to encourage lawyers to avoid scheduling “long, boring meetings.” 
  • “The importance of admitting mistakes,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 10).
    MBA member Zaheer A. Samee wrote an opinion article outlining the many reasons why lawyers should disclose their mistakes to clients.
  • “'It's about fairness,' police chief says of Gov. Baker's plan to overhaul criminal 'dangerousness' law,” The Republican (Sept. 6). MBA Past President Robert W. Harnais was quoted in a story about a proposed bill that would broaden the state’s definition of “dangerous,” allowing judges to consider criminal history in ordering defendants held without bail.

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