Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, May. 17, 2007
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Photograph by Jeff Thiebauth
Left to right: Mass. Appeals Court Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza, MBA President Mark D Mason and Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall at last fall's Bench-Bar Symposium at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston. The MBA's Bench-Bar Breakfast Forums will provide additional opportunities for Bench-Bar interaction on a smaller, less formal scale.

MBA launches series of Bench-Bar Breakfast Forums

First program to be held in Hampden County, May 30

The Massachusetts Bar Association, with the support of the Hampden County Bar Association, is pleased to invite Hampden County attorneys to participate in the first in a series of Bench-Bar Breakfast Forums: unique and informal forums for members of the judiciary and the bar to discuss and collaborate on current issues facing the courts and the bar.

The MBA is currently in the process of planning Bench-Bar Breakfast Forums in counties across the commonwealth. The program agendas will vary from county to county, and will center around specific issues of concern to both the judiciary and the bar in various Massachusetts cities and towns. Potential topics could include, for example, the impact of the Trial Court Time Standards on the courts and the bar; the media’s impact on the public’s perception of our legal system; or the Probate and Family Court’s Limited Assistance Representation Pilot Project.   

First Bench-Bar Breakfast Forum to be in Hampden County

The first forum will take place on Wednesday, May 30 from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Hampden County Hall of Justice, Springfield. MBA President Mark D Mason will guide a discussion of the most timely and important issues of concern to both the judiciary and the bar in Hampden County.

Hampden County members who are interested in attending the breakfast should R.S.V.P. to Christine Baronas at (413) 731-5134, or [e-mail cbaronas].



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