Hodge elected chair of ABF Fellows

Issue November 2010

Kay H. Hodge, a partner in the Boston law firm of Stoneman, Chandler and Miller LLP, was elected chair of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. A past president of the Massachusetts Bar Association, she began her term Sept. 1.

Hodge is the Massachusetts state delegate to the ABA House of Delegates and chair-elect of the ABA Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section. She is a past member of the ABA Board of Governors and immediate past chair of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity. She is also a past president of the National Conference of Bar Presidents.
In her practice, Hodge represents management in labor, employment and employee relations matters. She is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Hodge serves on the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations, including Newbury College in Boston, the Boys and Girls Club of Metrowest Inc., Starr King School for Ministry in Berkeley, Calif., Advocates Inc. and Greater Boston Legal Services.

She received the MBA's Gold Medal for outstanding legal services benefiting the public, the legal profession and the association (1999).

Hodge received her juris doctor and Master of Laws in taxation from B.U. School of Law.

The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. Fellows are nominated by their peers, and membership is limited to one-third of 1 percent of the lawyers in America.

The ABF, an independent, nonprofit organization, is the nation's leading research institute for the empirical study of law.