Event to honor longtime Globe reporter Ellement

Issue May 2010

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the Massachusetts Bar Association will salute a star-studded roster of legal professionals at the annual Excellence in the Law celebration at the Boston Marriott Copley Place on May 20 beginning at 5:30 p.m. A cocktail reception will precede the awards ceremony.

In addition to the Diversity Heroes and Up & Coming Lawyers selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly to be honored at the event, the Excellence in the Legal Journalism Award will be presented to John Richardson Ellement, a reporter for The Boston Globe.

Ellement has been covering legal issues and breaking news for the Globe since 1986. During his long-standing journalism career, he has covered the Boston police, ran the Globe's Suffolk County Court Bureau and more recently served as reporter/editor for the Globe's Web site, boston.com. Ellement has covered thousands of arraignments and hundreds of trials and has developed a keen knowledge of the Massachusetts legal system.