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
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