Issue March/April 2017

New Judiciary Committee chair draws on lawyer-mediator background

State Representative Claire D. Cronin, a Democrat representing the 11th Plymouth District, is the new House chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, after her appointment this term by House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo. Her new role is a prestigious leadership position that is of vital importance to the bench and bar.

Housing Court: Where everyone benefits

I was recently invited to attend Housing Court in Boston by Chief Justice Tim Sullivan and in Springfield by Judge Dina Fein. I wanted to learn firsthand how Housing Court works and its importance to the populations it serves. My main takeaway: Everyone benefits from these courts.

Hundreds gather at Annual ‘Walk to the Hill’

Hundreds of attorneys participated in the 18th Annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid at the State House on Thursday, Jan. 26. The Massachusetts Bar Association, the Equal Justice Coalition (EJC) and the Boston Bar Association asked participants to urge their legislators to support increased state funding for civil legal aid.

MBA weighs in on national issues

The MBA's House of Delegates passed an immigration resolution which received praise from members of the legal community throughout the commonwealth. MBA President Jeffrey N. Catalano also issued a statement to members on the new presidential executive orders.

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