Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007
In the foreground: Robert Harnais, president of Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys; Pauline Quirion, a delegate at-large; and Peter McDermott, Business Law Section chair.
House of Delegates approves new section, examines Mass. Rules of Professional Conduct
The Jan. 25 MBA House of Delegates meeting took place at the Boston University School of Law. The quickly paced two-hour meeting hosted robust debate on topics of unmistakable importance to the majority of delegates.
Delegates voted to support the coordinated effort to examine Rule 3.5(d) of the Mass. Rules of Professional Conduct, which would permit post-trial lawyer-juror contact. They also voted to refer to committee a recommended amendment related to judgments resulting from the disability of an attorney to Rule 60 of the Mass. Rule of Civil Procedure.
Voting members also approved the establishment of a new General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section. A council and section chair have not been selected yet, but look for more details in the March issue of Lawyers Journal.