MassBar Bulletin: Member Updates

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019

Norfolk County

FlynnJan17BulletinThe National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to offer certification in elder law (CELA), has announced that MBA member Judith M. Flynn, of Falco & Associates PC in Quincy, has successfully completed its rigorous examination, experience and education requirements to attain the certification. Flynn is one of only 24 attorneys in Massachusetts to earn the CELA designation. 


Hampshire County

OstranderJan17BulletinMBA member David W. Ostrander was recently admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Ostrander attended an admission ceremony at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 29, 2018, at which all nine Supreme Court Justices were present. The admissions ceremony was coordinated through the assistance of Western New England University School of Law, from which Ostrander received his J.D. degree.

Ostrander has practiced bankruptcy law in Northampton since 1994, and has been a bankruptcy trustee since 1997. He is board certified in business and consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification.


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