Issue January 2011

Welcome to a special issue celebrating the MBA’s centennial

The Massachusetts Bar Association is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, recognizing its ongoing efforts to improve the practice of law, protect the independence of the judiciary and honor the achievements of its members.

This issue presents some of the MBA's history over the past 100 years, from the early leaders who helped establish the MBA, to its efforts to acquire a headquarters after seven decades without a home, to a timeline highlighting many of the MBA's historical events.

A poignant beginning to MBA’s second century

"The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving."
- OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES

As we celebrate the Massachusetts Bar Association's centennial anniversary, we recognize the association's sustained influence in the legal community and society as a whole. We need to make certain that we pull from the lessons of our past as we work to construct its promising future.