Issue January/February 2018

A new experience: As trials diminish, new lawyers need additional options to hone courtroom skills

Newer lawyers are finding it increasingly difficult to gain trial experience as the opportunities to learn have dwindled. This issue has caught the attention of the Massachusetts Superior Court and led attorneys of all experience levels to seek additional methods to train newer lawyers in the ways of the courtroom. 

President's View: United we stand as lawyers

Now is the time for “we, the lawyers” to focus on what unites all of us as attorneys and as citizens. Legal giants, such as Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Louis Brandeis and Moorfield Story, founded the Massachusetts Bar Association more than 100 years ago. Ever since its founding, the MBA has been an inclusive organization, embracing lawyers of all faiths and creeds and all ethnicities and races. All lawyers are welcome to become MBA members.

Gergen to keynote MBA Annual Dinner on April 24

The Massachusetts Bar Association is pleased to announce that David Gergen, senior political analyst for CNN, will deliver the keynote address at the Annual Dinner on Tuesday, April 24, at the Westin Boston Waterfront.

Nominate an attorney for an MBA Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

Nominate a colleague for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, which is given to a young lawyer who has demonstrated outstanding character, leadership and legal achievement, and has contributed service to the community.