Issue May 2014

Access to Justice Award winners to be honored

The Massachusetts Bar Association's Access to Justice Awards will be given to five attorneys and one law firm, recognizing their exemplary legal skills and service to the community, at the MBA 2014 Annual Dinner at the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel on Thursday, May 15.

Leading the perennial race for fairness

The Massachusetts Bar Association's (MBA) Annual Dinner is our traditional celebration of our recent accomplishments. As we gather together on May 15, we should never forget that this year has been just one lap on the MBA's perennial race to better serve the interests of attorneys and protect the 

For too long, our race has been run without the benefit of supporters. Many of lawyers' good works have gone unnoticed. That is why one of my goals at the start of my presidency was to improve the image of lawyers by promoting all the positive work that we do in and outside of the legal community. I have no doubt that this year we have added spectators in droves along our race course due to our initiatives and very public community-based activities that helped so many deserving people and causes.

Governor selects Gants as next chief justice of the SJC

Governor Deval L. Patrick has nominated Supreme Judicial Court Justice Ralph D. Gants as the next chief justice of the SJC. If confirmed by the Governor's Council, Gants will replace current SJC Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland, who is set to retire in July.