Bar leaders discuss legal services

Massachusetts Bar Association President-elect Marsha V. Kazarosian joined local bar and legal aid leaders in a meeting with President-elect of the American Bar Association William C. Hubbard on Oct.1. Hubbard discussed his goals for his ABA presidency, the ABA's support of Legal Services Corporation funding and the legal services landscape in Massachusetts.

Sheff at Barnstable Bar

MBA President Douglas K. Sheff spoke at the Barnstable County Bar Association's 2013 Fall Bench and Bar Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 3. The event, at Alberto's Ristorante in Hyannis, is a longstanding Barnstable Bar tradition and serves as an opportunity for members of the county bar to come together and hear from different members of the legal profession. This year, in addition to Sheff's comments, attendees heard from Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey.

Sheff discussed the MBA's initiatives for the upcoming year and spoke fondly of Barnstable County - his first job out of law school was as an assistant district attorney there. Sheff thanked many of his mentors from the Cape & Island's District Attorney's Office and explained the immeasurable benefits he received from his first job, his first trial experience and the wonderful people he interacted with while in Barnstable.