Lawyers Journal

The MBA's bi-monthly newspaper includes association news, practical columns and Section Review articles.

Issue July 2004

Delegates debate law practice definition, USA Patriot Act at May meeting

During its last scheduled meeting of the 2003-2004 year, the MBA House of Delegates considered a resolution on the USA PATRIOT Act, endorsed legislation to improve real estate title clearing and debated a proposed definition of the practice of law.

MBA President-Elect Kathleen M. O'Donnell and MBA President Richard C. Van Nostrand chat during a reception that followed the final House of Delegates meeting of the year, which was held in May on Cape Cod. During the meeting, Van Nostrand passed on the gavel to O'Donnell, who will become president on Sept. 1.

Officers, regional delegates elected to serve 2004-2005 term

Massachusetts Bar Association President Richard C. Van Nostrand has announced that the following members have been elected to serve as officers and regional delegates of the Massachusetts Bar Association for the 2004-2005 membership year, which begins Sept. 1.

The bard and the barrister
Iris Gomez reaches heights in serving immigrants, writing poetry

Iris Gomez reaches heights in serving immigrants, writing poetry

While attorneys are expected to be skillful writers, not many could craft a motion in iambic pentameter. Although she hasn't been put to this test, Iris Gomez is among the few legal professionals who could likely pull it off.