Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, May 9, 2019


  • "Catholic Memorial School students in West Roxbury participate in Law Day," Wicked Local West Roxbury (May 6). MBA member Hannah Kilson, a volunteer lecturer in the MBA's 2019 Law Day Education Program, was featured in a recap of her recent visit to Catholic Memorial School in West Roxbury. Kilson is one of numerous volunteer attorneys and judges who have given classroom presentations around the American Bar Association's 2019 Law Day theme of “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society.” 

  • "Request for ‘show cause’ records meets resistance," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (May 6). MBA member Pauline Quirion discussed an upcoming Supreme Judicial Court case in which attorneys representing The Boston Globe will argue that records from certain show-cause hearings should be made public.

  • "ADA suit barred by employee’s benefit claims," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (May 6). MBA member Hunter S. Keil was quoted about a 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, which found that a disability discrimination lawsuit could not proceed because the employee had consistently asserted total disability in pursuing Social Security Disability Income benefits.

  • "Law firm can’t take possessory lien over client funds," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (May 6). MBA member Jonathan M. Horne was quoted about a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge's ruling, which found that a Boston firm could not take an attorney's possessory lien over escrowed client funds that were the subject of further pending litigation.

  • "In motion practice, establish and maintain your credibility," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (May 6). Hon. Douglas H. Wilkins, an MBA member and a Superior Court judge, co-wrote a column explaining how to establish credibility in motion practice.

  • "MBF hands out ‘Great Friend’ Award, honors lawyers, judges at annual meeting," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (May 6). The Massachusetts Bar Foundation's Annual Meeting, which was held on March 5 at the Federal Reserve Building in Boston, was featured in this week's "People in the Law" section.

  • "Man wrongly convicted of rape who served 30 years faces new rape charges," Boston 25 News (May 5). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann, a criminal defense attorney, was interviewed about the Superior Court arraignment of a man who is being charged with rape approximately two years after his conviction for the same offense was overturned.  

  • "Judge asks prosecutors why they haven’t pursued conspiracy charges in State Police OT scandal," The Boston Globe (May 2). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter T. Elikann discussed whether conspiracy charges could be sought against State Police troopers who have been accused in a widespread overtime fraud scandal.

In Other News

Articles, blogs and other news recently shared on the Massachusetts Bar Association's social media sites.

"Studying juvenile cutoff age, task force checks out DYS facility," CommonWealth Magazine (May 8), via @AbenedettiCPCS.

"MBA to honor Liben ’76 with Lifetime Achievement Award," Northeastern University School of Law (March 28), via @NUSL.

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