Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, June 10, 2021


  • "Lawyers give high marks to first civil jury trial via Zoom," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 7). MBA Secretary Victoria Santoro Mair and MBA member Robert Foster reflected on their recent experience as participants in the first all-virtual civil jury trial in state court.

  • "RMV lawyer Koehr is driven to help," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 7). MBA member Brian E. Simoneau was quoted in a story about an attorney renowned for her ability to help clients resolve issues involving the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

  • "Cannabis dispensary owner’s action vs. abutters not SLAPP suit," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 7). MBA member Michael D. Rosen commented on an Appeals Court decision finding that the owner of a proposed cannabis dispensary did not file an unlawful SLAPP suit in bringing a civil action alleging that abutting business owners attempted to extort money in exchange for dropping their opposition to zoning relief.

  • "1st Circuit: NLRA protects non-union worker from retaliation," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 7). MBA member Kristen A. Barnes discussed a First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision finding that a non-union employee fired for writing a letter to the editor criticizing hospital staffing cuts was protected by the anti-retaliation provisions of the National Labor Relations Act.

  • "Advising clients on conflicting COVID guidelines," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (June 7). MBA member Ryan W. Jaziri co-wrote an article on how to advise employers struggling to navigate conflicting COVID guidelines.

In Other News

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

"SJC committee urges law firms to reopen with flexible work hours," The Boston Globe (June 3), via @jrebosglobe.

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