Russian delegation visits MBA

Issue June 2006

The Massachusetts Bar Association hosted members of the Russian Academy of Justice on May 19 at its offices at 20 High St. in Boston as part of an exchange program.

The six men from the Russian Academy of Justice, which trains new judges and provides continuing legal education, were part of the Russian Intellectual Property Delegation, which was in Boston from May 10-20. The delegation was hosted by the McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and the Massachusetts Judges Conference as an exchange program.

On May 19, the men met with McCormack Graduate School representative Joseph B. McDonough, who explained the state’s judicial system and answered the delegation’s questions about judicial independence, continuing education opportunities for judges and differences between elected and appointed judges.

On May 17, MBA President Warren Fitzgerald, MBA Executive Director Marilyn J. Wellington and MBA General Counsel met with judges from the delegation.