Issue May 2009

MBA’s Access to Justice Luncheon to honor attorneys’ contributions to legal services and pro bono work

Honoring five Massachusetts lawyers and two firms who have made significant contributions to their communities and clients' lives through pro bono work, the Massachusetts Bar Association's Annual Access to Justice Luncheon will be held May 7 at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.

In addition to paying tribute to members of the legal community who are exemplary leaders in public service, this year, MBA President Edward W. McIntyre will also present the 2009 Legislator of the Year Award to State Rep. Harold P. Naughton Jr. and the President's Award to Jayne B. Tyrrell, executive director of the Massachusetts Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program.

Maimonides School of Brookline wins 2009 Mock Trial State Championship

Maimonides School of Brookline was named state champion of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s 2009 Mock Trial Program and advances to the national competition in Atlanta May 6-10.

It was the first finals round appearance for Maimonides, which outscored Sharon High School at the March 24 competition held in the Great Hall at Faneuil Hall in Boston. The school was a Sweet 16 regional winner in 2006.