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Lamenting equitable pay
House of Delegates fills two vacancies, supports REBA lawsuit
Lee J. Gartenberg, Hon. Christopher J. Armstrong (ret.) honored at Gala Dinner
Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray lead “Domestic Violence and Court Practice” discussion at Worcester Trial Court
Superior Court set to mark milestone with educational events in 2009
Access to Justice Section asks attorneys to complete survey on court interpreter services
Pending labor legislation set to alter workplace landscape
Criminal Justice Section Council screens “Interrogate This” documentary at MBA
Book Review - The New Lawyer: The convergence of legal advocacy and negotiation
Mind Your Own Business - Twitter as a legal marketing tool
Lawyer with sedative addiction seeks help in proving they’re back on track
Two Boston attorneys replant swath of Costa Rican rainforest with Greenberg Traurig donation
MBA officers attend Veterans Appreciation Event in Haverhill
Girl Scouts career awareness event
MBA celebrates more than a decade of support from Boston’s Brown Rudnick
Mock Trial committee holds orientation sessions statewide
High School Mock Trial participants explore veterans’ issues in 2009 case
Supreme Judicial Court establishes cy pres guidelines; Legal aid may benefit from class action lawsuits
“Going Small or Solo, Now What?” programs draw 100-plus
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