Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020


  • Several local and national media outlets picked up an Associated Press story on the newly established Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants Access to Justice Fund, a collaboration between the Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants Access to Justice Fund Advisory Committee, the MBA and the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. News organizations to report on the story included, 7News Boston, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Times, The RepublicanThe News-Times, the Milford Daily News, the Gloucester Daily Times, SFGate, Boston 25 News and WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

  • "Pro bono program launched in Superior Court for cases brought under G.L.c. 30A," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly website (Dec. 7). Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reported on a new program spearheaded by the MBA and the Superior Court that will provide free legal representation in Middlesex Superior Court cases brought under M.G.L. c. 30A by parties unable to afford their own attorneys. 

  • "Foreclosure notice that conflicts with loan provision not defective," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 7). MBA members Daniel J. Ossoff and Kevin J. Handly commented on a Supreme Judicial Court decision finding that a foreclosure notice that directly tracked state notice requirements — but did not reference a loan provision imposing a shorter window for the borrowers to reinstate their mortgage — was not defective.

  • "Defense lawyer remembered as one of greats to ever grace state’s courtrooms," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 7). MBA member Joseph S. Oteri, who died on Nov. 23 at age 90, was remembered as a highly accomplished and influential criminal defense attorney.

  • "Mourning the loss of two ‘icons of the law,’" Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 7). Hon. Christopher J. Muse (ret.), an MBA member, wrote a tribute to two of his late friends, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants and Bobby Joe Leaster, a former Boston street worker who was wrongfully convicted and later exonerated of murder and armed robbery charges.

In Other News

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

"Georges’ confirmation caps Baker’s reshaping of SJC," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Dec. 9), via @masslw.

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