Lawyers Journal

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

Issue March 2013

The price of civilization

Many years ago, the great jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. stated, "I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization." Imagine any public figure saying that today.

Spence proving to be an effective change agent at a critical time

At various speaking engagements in the last several weeks, Massachusetts Trial Court Administrator Harry Spence has centered his remarks on his initial assessments and progress during his inaugural nine months on the job. When listening to those remarks, one cannot question that he has hit the ground running at a pace necessary to achieve much change in the remaining four years of his five-year appointment.

May 9 Annual Dinner to feature Gov. Patrick as keynote speaker

The Massachusetts Bar Association is pleased to announce that Gov. Deval L. Patrick will deliver the keynote address at its Annual Dinner set for Thursday, May 9 at the Westin Boston Waterfront.

Governor files FY14 budget recommendations

Gov. Deval L. Patrick filed his budget recommendations for fiscal year 2014 on Jan. 23. Patrick recommends funding the Trial Court at $577 million, which is less than the $589 million maintenance request by the court.