Criminal Justice Compensation Panel to hear from practitioners

Issue March 2014

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.