Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019

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  • "Boston 25 legal analyst Peter Elikann discusses the Boston Marathon bomber's appeal," Boston 25 News (Dec. 12). MBA member Peter T. Elikann was interviewed about the appeal of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose attorneys are seeking a new trial and to overturn the death sentence against their client.

  • “Facebook post prompts reprimand from BBO,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 9). MBA members James S. Bolan, Alan E. Brown and Erin K. Higgins commented on a determination by the Board of Bar Overseers that an attorney violated Rule 1.6(a) of the Rules of Professional Conduct by posting information about a client’s case on his personal Facebook page.

  • “Will phrase ‘OK Boomer’ result in lawsuits? Lawyers weigh in,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 9). MBA members Peter J. Moser, Dahlia C. Rudavsky and David E. Belfort discussed whether the use of the phrase “OK, Boomer” could lead to a rise in age-discrimination lawsuits from older employees.

  • “Attorney-conducted panel voir dire is here,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 9). Superior Court Judge Kenneth J. Fishman and Marc L. Breakstone, both MBA members, wrote an article detailing how the process of jury selection has changed since the courts began allowing attorney-conducted panel voir dire three years ago. 

  • “Conflict Resolution Week celebrated statewide,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 9). This week’s “On the Town” section recapped the three events presented by the MBA’s Dispute Resolution Section in celebration of Conflict Resolution Week (Oct. 14-18). 
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