The Massachusetts Bar Association will honor George G. Hardiman
Esq. and Boston Municipal Court (BMC) Clerk-Magistrate Daniel J.
Hogan Esq., with MBA President's Awards at the April 28 MBA Annual
Dinner. The President's Award is bestowed upon those individuals
who have made a significant contribution to the work of the MBA, to
the preservation of MBA values, to the success of MBA initiatives
and to the promotion of the MBA leadership role within the legal
community of Massachusetts.
About George G. Hardiman
Hardiman is an attorney with a litigation practice, being
honored for his role in the MBA's Section 35 program, launched this
year by the MBA. While his work is often unheralded and behind the
scenes, Hardiman's career has been defined by a dedication to
service -- specifically, how lawyers can serve the greater
"Our Section 35 program came about because George saw an
opportunity for the legal community to use its expertise to join
the fight against opiate addiction," said MBA President Robert W.
Harnais. "People needed help, and, as always, George looked outside
the box to come up with a solution. Through the professionalism and
commitment to helping others, George has earned the respect of all
who work with him. We are proud to present him with our president's
Award in honor of his dedication to service to others."
Hardiman began his career in the public sector, first working as
an assistant district attorney with the Suffolk County district
attorney's office, where he tried hundreds of cases in district and
superior court. While employed as an assistant district attorney he
was also part of a group of ADAs, who successfully lobbied the
Legislature for legally mandated minimum salary for ADAs statewide.
He then moved to the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth,
where he prosecuted financial misconduct. While employed at the
Securities Division, Hardiman earned an MBA with a concentration in
finance and was also part of a national, multi-state task force
responsible for investigating conflicts of interest between
investment analysts and investment bankers. The efforts of this
task force resulted in significant reforms designed to protect the
investing public. Hardiman later made the move to private practice,
specializing in criminal and securities related financial
litigation. In 2014, he was named CEO and president of Tremont
Credit Union in Braintree after volunteering and serving as
chairman of the credit union's board. For the past year, Hardiman
has served on the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Committee and
the Public Education Nominating Committee. In addition, he has been
a member of the Massachusetts Lawyer's Weekly editorial
board and the MassVentures board of directors.
About Daniel J. Hogan
Hogan began his career in public service as an entry level
procedures clerk I in 1988. He ultimately moved up the ranks from
assistant clerk-magistrate to first assistant clerk-magistrate
before being sworn in as BMC's clerk-magistrate in March 2000.
Throughout his career, Hogan has worked to improve the effective
and efficient administration of justice, not only in his office,
but throughout the courts of the commonwealth. He continues to be a
steadfast advocate for the full and fair funding of our courts and
through automation and collaboration he strives to achieve full
access to justice for every court user.
"Dan fulfils a critical role at the BMC -- one of the busiest
courts in the commonwealth -- by serving as the court's go-to
resource, whether you're a member of the public, bar, client,
legislator or law enforcement officer," said MBA Chief Legal
Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin W. Healy. "He has
tirelessly worked to improve the administration of justice and he
plays a tremendous statewide role in numerous policy and
legislative matters within the legal community. The MBA is honored
to present him with this year's President's Award in recognition of
his commitment to access to justice."
In 2015, Hogan was appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court as a
member of the Access to Justice Commission. He also serves on the
Trial Court Public Access to Court Records Committee, the Strategic
Leadership Team and the MassCourts Statewide Governance Committee.
Hogan has established a teaching partnership with the Harvard Law
School Defenders Program and has been elected president of the
Suffolk University Law School Alumni board of directors twice. He
is the longest serving president of the statewide Association of
Magistrates and Assistant Clerks. In May 2015, Hogan was selected
and received the American Bar Association's Difference Maker Award
in recognition of his continuing contributions towards improving
access to justice.