Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

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  • "Lawyers given tough task: Improving industry’s mental health," Boston Business Journal (Jan. 15). MBA President-elect Denise I. Murphy discussed the work of the newly formed Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being, which she co-chairs. Murphy's role as co-chair of the committee was also announced in the Telegram & Gazette (Jan. 9). 

  • "Retiring Hampden Probate and Family Court Judge David Sacks celebrated after 34 years on bench," The Republican (Jan. 15). Hon. David G. Sacks, an MBA member and a longtime Hampden County Probate and Family Court judge, was featured in coverage of his retirement celebration. Additional MBA members quoted in the article included Hon. Mark D Mason of the Hampden County Superior Court, a past MBA president; Hon. John D. Casey, chief justice of the Probate and Family Court; and attorney Kathleen A. O’Malley.

  • "Michelle Carter to be released from jail early," Boston 25 News (Jan. 15). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Peter T. Elikann was interviewed about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear the appeal of Michelle Carter, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after she sent text messages encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide.

  • "BLS judge: Call center workers owed Sunday premium pay," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Jan. 13). MBA Labor & Employment Section Council member Adam M. Hamel and MBA members Jeffrey S. Morneau and John S. Gannon discussed a Superior Court judge's decision finding that call-center employees were entitled to Sunday "premium pay" under state wage and hour law.
  • "What’s your 2020 resolution?" Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Jan. 13). MBA Probate Law Section Council member Melissa Langa co-wrote a New Year's-themed advice column addressing common questions in estate planning.
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