The Massachusetts Bar Association is pleased to announce that
Chris Matthews will deliver the keynote address at its Annual
Dinner on Thursday, May 15, at the Westin Boston Waterfront.
Matthews is a highly respected political news commentator, who
hosts the top-rated "Hardball" program on MSNBC. Matthews is also a
celebrated author of several literary works, including books
profiling some of Massachusetts' favorite sons, John F. Kennedy and
Whether working in government or as a journalist, Matthews has
kept an abiding faith in electoral politics, with a quadrennial
hope that the American people will make the best judgment on who
should lead. Matthews has kept that faith through war and peace,
good times and bad, through great leaders and not-so-great.
Matthews has never lost his vigorous love of democracy and how it
can serve to make this country, through all its challenges, a more
"We are honored to have Chris Matthews address the Massachusetts
legal community at our hallmark event of the association year," MBA
President Douglas K. Sheff said. "Matthews' presence at our annual
dinner is especially meaningful because he shares the Massachusetts
Bar Association's belief in the importance of speaking up on behalf
of justice and what's right."
In addition, the MBA Annual Dinner will include the presentation
of the Legislator of the Year Award to Rep. Garrett J. Bradley
(D-Hingham), First Division Chair of the House Rules Committee; the
President's Award to Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh; and the 2014
Access to Justice Awards.