Issue October 2015

East, west -- we're all MBA

I recently had the opportunity to visit the western part of our state to meet with lawyers and budding lawyers, and I came away with filled with optimism.

I was honored to speak briefly to members of the Hampshire and Hampden county bar associations, and I also addressed a group at Western New England Law School in Springfield. Later this month, on Oct. 21, I'm looking forward to returning to Springfield when I participate with other MBA volunteers on our next Western Massachusetts Dial-A-Lawyer program.

Fastcase coming Dec. 1

Starting Dec. 1, Massachusetts Bar Association members will have free, unlimited access to Fastcase -- one of the nation's most popular legal research services. Fastcase will provide MBA members with nationwide coverage from state and federal courts, state statutes and administrative regulations, as well as court rules, constitutions and other valuable libraries.

In Closing

Richard P. Campbell is a Boston guy to the core. A past president of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Campbell is a graduate of UMass Boston and Boston College Law School. But to really put it in perspective, his law office in Charlestown is located just four blocks away from the church where he was baptized as a baby.

"I'm a native. I'm so local it's ridiculous," said Campbell, the founder of Campbell, Campbell, Edwards & Conroy PC (Campbell Trial Lawyers).

Sandwiched between that baptism at St. Catherine of Siena and the present day, Campbell has spent more than 40 years as a highly respected trial lawyer while building a nationally prominent law firm that primarily represents Fortune 100 companies and has handled cases in more than 30 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.