Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022


  • "First set of demographic data on Mass. bar compiled," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 3). MBA Past President Denise I. Murphy and MBA Lawyer Well-Being Committee member Heidi Alexander discussed the release of new demographic data on lawyers in Massachusetts. Murphy co-chairs the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being, and Alexander serves as its director.

  • "Town violated labor laws during arbitration, DLR says," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 3). MBA member Christopher J. Petrini commented on a Department of Labor Relations decision that a town failed to bargain in good faith when its counsel and a panel member handling a contract arbitration engaged in ex parte communications.

  • "Where there’s a will, there is a way (around it)," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 3). MBA Probate Law Section Council member Melissa Langa co-wrote an article about the legality of operating agreements for limited liability corporations that allow members to designate named beneficiaries.

  • "Double homicide prompts ERISA suit," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 3). MBA member Alden J. Bianchi discussed an insurance company's complaint in interpleader that asks a federal judge to decide who should receive the proceeds of a life insurance policy covering one of two victims in a double homicide.

  • "Fighting stigma: speaking up," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 3). In the latest article in an ongoing series by the MBA's Lawyer Well-Being Committee, MBA member Payal Salsburg wrote about her journey to becoming a partner at her firm and the physical and mental health challenges she has overcome.

  • "Professional groups," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 3). Grace V.B. Garcia was announced as MBA president for the 2022-23 year, alongside President-elect Damian J. Turco, Vice President Victoria Santoro Mair, Treasurer Michael H. Hayden and Secretary Samuel A. Segal.
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