The Massachusetts Bar Association's Blue Ribbon Commission on
Criminal Justice Attorney Compensation will hold a hearing on March
26, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Suite at the John
Adams Courthouse. The hearing is an opportunity for current and
former criminal practitioners to discuss the challenges they face
living in Massachusetts where compensation rates have changed
little in the 20 years since the MBA's groundbreaking Callahan
Report was issued.
The commission was appointed this year by MBA President Douglas
Sheff and is chaired by MBA Past President Richard P. Campbell.
Members include: Denise Squillante, MBA past president; Randy
Chapman, Chapman & Chapman PC; William D. Delahunt, former
congressman and district attorney for Norfolk County; Hon. Suzanne
V. DelVecchio (ret.) former chief justice, Superior Court,
mediator, Commonwealth Mediation; Hon. Charles Johnson, chief
justice, Boston Municipal Court; Martin Kane II, McGrath &
Kane; Gerard T. Leone, partner, Nixon Peabody LLP and former
district attorney, Middlesex County; Richard Lord, chief executive
officer and president, Associated Industries of Massachusetts; and
Martin W. Healy, MBA chief legal counsel and chief operating
officer, who serves as commission counsel.