Issue June 2012

Senate Ways and Means releases budget proposal

On May 16, the Senate Ways and Means Committee released its $32.2 billion fiscal year 2013 budget proposal. Included in the proposal was $561.8 million in funding for the Massachusetts Trial Court, $1.8 million more than the budget proposed by the House. The Senate budget also included full transferability for the newly appointed court administrator.

The hallmarks of excellence

The president of the Massachusetts Bar Association has the singular privilege of recommending individuals to be honored for their service to the commonwealth as judges, legislators, journalists, practicing lawyers or just plain citizens. It is unfortunate that my tenure as president of the bar places a real time practical limit on my opportunity to recognize the legions of individuals who labor so long and hard for this state, their communities and our fellow citizens. I am impelled to write about four extraordinary individuals who have been honored this year by our association.

Cameras in the Courtroom

Does your daily online routine include updating your Facebook status, scanning Twitter for recent news, or posting to your blog? What about watching live streaming video from Quincy District Court?

Excellence in the Law salutes finest in the profession

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the Massachusetts Bar Association honored the best of the legal profession at "Excellence in the Law" on the evening of May 10 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston.