Issue May 2012

Annual Dinner features Kennedy as keynote speaker

The MBA is pleased to announce that Victoria Reggie Kennedy will deliver the keynote address at its Annual Dinner on Thursday, May 31, at the Westin Boston Waterfront.

House completes FY13 budget debate, restores $6 million for courts

The House budget funds the Trial Courts at $560 million for 2013, $8 million below Gov. Deval Patrick's recommendation. Additional funding is essential to address critical operating needs of the court system. The Massachusetts Bar Association will continue to advocate for an adequately funded justice system throughout the budget process.

Access to Justice Award winners to be honored

The Massachusetts Bar Association's Access to Justice Awards will honor four attorneys and one law firm, recognizing their the exemplary legal services delivery, at its 2012 Annual Dinner at the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel on Thursday, May 31.

The event will also feature keynote speaker Victoria Reggie Kennedy and the presentation of the Legislator of the Year Award to House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo.