Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023


  • "Trip-and-fall case proceeds despite ‘trivial’ defect," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 7). MBA Access to Justice Section Council member Nicholas B. Carter commented on an Appeals Court decision that an elderly woman who tripped and fell on a street that was being resurfaced is entitled to a jury trial on her negligence claim despite what the defendant contractor claimed was an "insubstantial" defect that allegedly caused the accident.

  • "Internet adds wrinkle to venue challenges in federal criminal cases," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 7). MBA Executive Management Board member Peter Elikann discussed the issue of venue in a Boston federal court case involving crimes that a Russian hacker allegedly committed over the internet.

  • "CPCS has new tool to digest volumes of body cam footage, jail calls," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Aug. 7). MBA member Jon E. Bartelson, chief information officer for the Committee for Public Counsel Services, discussed the organization's use of a new technological platform called JusticeText that helps attorneys process body camera footage and other digital evidence.

  • "Franklin resident is one of just 54 people nationally to get this award," Milford Daily News (July 13). MBA Mock Trial Committee member Phillip Balkus was profiled in his local newspaper after he recently became Massachusetts' sole recipient of the $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowship, which he will use to obtain a master's degree in history.
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