Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

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  • “Baker’s top lawyer, Lon Povich, to depart administration,” The Boston Globe (Feb. 26). MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy commented on the departure of Lon F. Povich, who had served as chief legal counsel to Gov. Charlie Baker. Healy praised Povich for his “commitment to judicial excellence.”

  • “SJC clarifies withdrawn consent in rape cases,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 25). MBA member Murat Erkan was quoted about a Supreme Judicial Court decision (Commonwealth v. Sherman), which clarified that a participant in an initially consensual sexual act can withdraw consent by reasonably communicating the request in a verbal or non-verbal manner.

  • “Who’s next? Junior lawyers and trial practice, Part 3,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 25). Hon. Douglas H. Wilkins, an MBA member and a Superior Court judge, co-wrote the third article in an ongoing series centered on how the legal profession can create additional opportunities for junior litigators to gain needed trial experience. 

  • “Significant federal, state product liability holdings in 2018,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 25). MBA member Ritika Bhakhri co-wrote a breakdown of several noteworthy product liability decisions issued in 2018 by federal and state courts in Massachusetts.

  • “‘Civics Bee’ puts knowledge of lawyers, others to the test,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 25). The Massachusetts Bar Association’s  sold-out Feb. 13 Civics Bee, which raised more than $15,000 for iCivics, was featured in this week’s “People in the Law” section.

  • “Criminal defense attorney Peter Elikann discusses charges against Robert Kraft,” Boston 25 News (Feb. 22). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann offered live analysis during breaking news coverage of the announcement that Patriots owner Robert Kraft was facing misdemeanor solicitation charges.

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