Wednesday, May. 23, 2007
Quirion receives MBA Community Service Award
Attorney Pauline Quirion received the MBA Community Service Award at the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association's Annual Meeting on May 11.
The MBA Community Service Award is given to attorneys who have made important public service contributions to their communities and to publicize the fact that members of the legal profession are caring, involved individuals, eager to use their legal skills for the betterment of society.
MLGBA co-chairs Christina Miller and Chic Wagner praised Quirion by saying, “She represents all that a lawyer should be, and more.” They added, Pauline “exemplifies humility, grace under pressure and thoughtfulness in all she does.”
Currently, Quirion is a senior lawyer at Greater Boston Legal Services. Previously, she worked for the Department of Revenue - Child Support Enforcement and at Merrimack Valley Legal Services.
She serves on the MBA's House of Delegates as an at-large delegate and was previously the Family Law Section chair. Among her many successes as chair, Quirion was instrumental in establishing Civility Guidelines for Family Law Attorneys. She has also lent her expertise to countless high-level initiatives associated with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Probate and Family Court, the Women’s Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association. In 2005, she was selected to serve as a member of the Governor’s Commission on Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Legislation Subcommittee.
MBA President Mark D Mason pointed out, "It is clear that Pauline’s participation, leadership and skills are sought after and it is even more evident that she does not hesitate to get involved when an improvement to the access of justice is at stake."