Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019

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NOTABLE SPOTLIGHT

MBA's Tiered Community Mentoring Program featured in Western New England student newspaper

  • LexBrevis Fall 2019"Tiered Community Mentoring: Breaking into the legal community," Lex Brevis (October 2019). The MBA's Tiered Community Mentoring Program was featured in the most recent issue of the student newspaper at Western New England University School of Law. The article features Elizabeth O’Neil, the MBA's director of Public and Community Services, who administers the TCM program. 

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  • "Suit over condo construction defects not time-barred," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 11). MBA member Edmund A. Allcock commented on a U.S. District Court judge's ruling, which found that condominium trustees were not barred by the Massachusetts statute of repose from suing the condo's developer and general contractor over alleged construction defects.

  • "Slashed punitive award against city gets second look," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 11). MBA members Jeffrey S. Morneau and Rebecca G. Pontikes discussed an Appeals Court decision finding that a Superior Court judge did not perform sufficient analysis to justify a reduction in the $10 million jury award granted to an African American municipal employee in a discrimination action.

  • "Bryan Stevenson delivers powerful message," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Nov. 11). Hon. Andrew R. Grainger, an MBA member and a retired Appeals Court justice, wrote a recap of a recent talk given by lawyer and author Bryan Stevenson, who founded the Equal Justice Initiative.

  • "Massachusetts' highest court is urged to address a crisis in indigent defense," The Appeal (Nov. 7). A 2014 report by the MBA Commission on Criminal Justice Attorney Compensation was referenced in an article detailing the shortage of lawyers to represent indigent defendants in Hampden County.

In Other News

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

"How does a lawyer get competent in tech? I asked Twitter and got 100+ answers," LawSites (Nov. 12), via @bobambrogi.

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