Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021


  • "COVID-19 straining courts, public defenders," Boston 25 News (Sept. 29). MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Peter Elikann was interviewed for a segment on the shortage of public defenders and the backlog of cases due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • "SJC asked to clarify test for joint employment," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 27). MBA Labor & Employment Section Council Chair Michelle M. De Oliveira discussed a Supreme Judicial Court case involving whether the state's independent contractor law should be used to establish whether a Wage Act defendant is a plaintiff's joint employer.

  • "Bar adjusts as COVID factors into divorce cases," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 27). MBA members Matthew P. Barach and Timothy D. Braughler were quoted in an article about the new challenges facing divorce attorneys and their clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • "Noncompete unenforceable for inadequate consideration," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Sept. 27). MBA members Russell Beck and Sean P. O’Connor commented on the significance of a recent U.S. District Court decision that a noncompete was unenforceable because it did not meet the requirements of the Noncompetition Agreement Act.

In Other News

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

"Announcing LCL MA’s new executive director, Stacey A. L. Best," Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Massachusetts (Sept. 21), via @LCL_MassLawyers.

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