The Massachusetts Bar Association will present two special Access to Justice awards — a COVID-19 Impact Award and a Race, Equity and Inclusion Award — at its free, virtual Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m. The new awards were created to highlight those who have gone above and beyond during these challenging times to address legal needs arising from the pandemic and civil unrest.
The MBA is proud to announce that the MBA Access to Justice COVID-19 Impact Award will be presented to Nancy Baratta and Ann Balmelli O’Connor from the Committee for Public Counsel Services. The MBA’s Race, Equity and Inclusion Award will be presented to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being.
In addition to the two special Access to Justice Awards, the Annual Meeting will include the presentation of the MBA Legislator of the Year Award to Congresswoman Katherine Clark, the MBA’s Gold Medal Award to Marsha V. Kazarosian and the MBA President's Award to Thomas J. Carey Jr. The MBA will also posthumously honor Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants with its Chief Justice Edward F. Hennessey Award. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Kimberly S. Budd will deliver the keynote.
The virtual MBA Annual Meeting is being held in lieu of the traditional in-person MBA Annual Dinner due to the ongoing health and safety precautions related to COVID-19.
Access to Justice COVID-19 Award
Nancy Baratta, Esq. and Ann Balmelli O’Connor, Esq.
Committee for Public Counsel Services
Access to Justice Race, Equity and Inclusion Award
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being
MBA Legislator of the Year Award
Congresswoman Katherine Clark
MBA Gold Medal Award
Marsha V. Kazarosian, Esq.
KAZAROSIAN COSTELLO LLP
MBA President's Award
Thomas J. Carey Jr., Esq.
Hogan Lovells and Boston College Law School
MBA Chief Justice Edward F. Hennessey Award (posthumous)
Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Registration is required to participate in this event. Program participants will receive an email link to the celebration on the day of the event. Questions? Contact MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530.