Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020




NABE touts MBA's Elder Law Education Guide, other initiatives

EdlerLawGuide2019 (002)The National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) highlighted the MBA's Elder Law Education Guide on its social media channels (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter) as an effective resource for seniors and encouraged other organizations to "Steal This Idea." The MBA's Section Review and Ice Cream Social were also featured in the "Steal This Idea" segment of the NABE's recent Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas. 


  • "'Insufficient evidence’: How a disturbing case of child rape charges against Joshua Rezsnyak and Mary McForbes was dropped," The Republican (Feb. 24). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Peter T. Elikann explained how inconclusive DNA evidence and the death of an eyewitness led prosecutors to dismiss charges against two people accused of child rape.

  • "Appeals Court revives plaintiffs’ withdrawn consent claim," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 24). MBA members Michael B. BarkleyAnthony E. Abeln and Marc L. Breakstone commented on an Appeals Court decision finding that hospital employees may be liable for medical battery if they continue treatment after a patient has withdrawn consent and the procedure could be safely stopped.

  • "Future commission can be trebled under Wage Act," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 24). MBA members Sean P. O’ConnorJoshua N. Robbins and Lawrence B. Morse discussed a Supreme Judicial Court decision, which found that a jury's award of unpaid future sales commissions to a terminated employee should have been trebled under the Massachusetts Wage Act.

  • "Social support in a digital world," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 24). MBA member Heidi S. Alexander co-wrote a column about the importance of maintaining healthy social supports while practicing law.

  • "Significant federal, state product liability holdings in 2019," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Feb. 24). MBA member Michael J. Leard, who serves on the Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors, co-wrote an article summarizing important product liability decisions in 2019.

  • MBA Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy was interviewed by radio station WBUR on Feb. 21 about a Supreme Judicial Court decision establishing that open container violations are civil infractions and not criminal offenses.

  • "Pets power of attorney: More people are planning around their pet, expert says," Boston 25 News (Feb. 20). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Peter T. Elikann was interviewed for a TV segment focused on end-of-life planning for pet owners.
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