News from Western Mass.

Issue December 2003

Success for Dial-A-Lawyer
The MBA semi-annual Western Massachusetts Dial-a-Lawyer Program on Oct. 29 was a huge sucess. Volunteer attorneys answered 367 telephone calls in the four-hour period.

Thanks to Western New England College School of Law for cosponsoring and hosting this event, and particularly Carol Thompson from the Alumni Office for her help.

Thank you to the following attorneys who gave up their free time to help their community: Thomas Argenio, Benjamin Barnes, Christopher Browne, Jill Cochrane, Hyman Darling, Jennifer Midura D'Amour, Joseph Dusel, Lawrence Farber, Diane Fernald, Barbara Hawley, Eric Kornblum, Gregory Lenetis, Mark Mason, Susan Mielnikowski, Christopher Myrhum, Claudette-Jean Papuga, Maurice Powe, Dennis Powers, Maria Puppolo, Katherine Robertson, Denise Spaulding Shear, Edward Smith, Dan Szostkiewicz, Christopher Todd, Dennis Tully, Jeffrey Weisser, Thomas Wilson and Alicia Zoeller.

Coffee days at the MBA
Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Stop by the Western Massachusetts office of the MBA in Springfield on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 1-4:30 p.m. for free coffee. Whether you are doing business in Springfield for just the day or your office is around the corner, drop in for coffee (or tea).

Conveniently located across from the Springfield courts at 73 State St., the office is fully staffed and waiting to assist members.

The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Office equipment, including fax machine, copier and telephone, is available for spot use. A computer also is available for Casemaker use. Stop by and learn more about this exclusive MBA benefit. The office also has a conference room that is available for hourly, half-day or full-day rental for private meetings.

Save the date
Spread some holiday cheer with colleagues at the MBA Western Mass. Holiday Reception on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 5-7 p.m. Stop by the office at 73 State St. in Springfield for this popular annual event.

The Berkshire Bar Players celebrate the success of their production of "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial," which was staged for three performances at the Unicorn Theater of the Berkshire Theater Festival in Stockbridge. Pictured (from left) kneeling and/or sitting are: David Chenail, Peter Brewer, Pamela Hawkins, Lori Robbins, Richard J. O'Brien and Lori Levenson; and standing (from left) are James B. McElroy, Frederic D. Rutberg, Richard A. Simons, Diane DeGiacomo, Glynis MacVeety, David R. Cianflone, Thomas Doyle, David Murphy, Anthony P. Doyle (leaning on table), Louis J. Oggiani, Jed Hall, Lois Sanders Rustia, Veronica J. Fenton and John R. Gobel.

MBA volunteers work the phones for the MBA's semi-annual Western Massachusetts Dial-A-Lawyer program, including MBA Treasurer Mark D. Mason.

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