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Fair and Equitable Compensation for Criminal Justice Attorney Salaries

Governor's Commission Report December 2014

In December 2014, Gov. Deval L. Patrick submitted to legislative leaders in Massachusetts the "Report of the Commission to Study Compensation of Assistant District Attorneys and Staff Attorneys for the Committee for Public Counsel Services." MBA President Marsha V. Kazarosian was appointed to and served on the Governor's Commission.

Massachusetts Bar Association Report May 2014

In May 2014, the Massachusetts Bar Association Blue Ribbon Commission on Criminal Justice Attorney Compensation released a report that found the salaries of attorneys who work in the state's criminal justice system inadequate and inequitable. The report, "Doing Right by Those Who Labor for Justice: Fair and Equitable Compensation for Attorneys Serving the Commonwealth in its Criminal Courts," was the first study conducted on this topic since the MBA's groundbreaking "Callahan Report" in 1994.

 

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