Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008
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Nancy King, executive director of South Middlesex Legal Services for 30 years, passed away in December 2007 following a lengthy battle with cancer.

March 6 Awards Luncheon dedicated to Nancy King

Six award recipients to be honored

The MBA’s Access to Justice Awards Luncheon to take place on March 6 will be dedicated to legal services luminary and beloved MBA member Nancy King. King was a selfless advocate for the delivery of legal services to the poor before passing away in December 2007 following a lengthy battle with cancer.   

The event will honor King by presenting her with the 2008 MBA Access to Justice Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously. In addition, the 2008 Access to Justice Awards will be presented to the following recipients at the luncheon: 

Legal Services Award

Faye Rachlin, Legal Assistance Corp., Worcester, a legal advocate for the indigent, assists tenants struggling with mental illness and addiction in gaining access to clinicians and other social services.

Pro Bono Award for Law Firms

Heisler, Feldman, McCormick and Garrow PC, a firm known for its innovative compensation model, relies on state fee-shifting statutes and has no expectation of client payment upon engagement.

Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP has dedicated its time to representing lawful immigrants whose access to justice would otherwise be limited.

Pro Bono Publico Award

Thomas A. Manning, Worcester established the “Lawyer for the Day” program in the Worcester Probate and Family Court to provide assistance to pro se parties.

Defender Award

Erica E. Cushna, CPCS, Springfield is a specialist in juvenile defense work and has zealously advocated for juvenile rights before the Supreme Judicial Court.

Prosecutor Award

J. Thomas Kirkman, District Attorney's Office, Barnstable has spent much of his career as an advocate for victims of domestic violence, in both private practice and as an assistant district attorney.

MBA members are invited to the March 6 luncheon at the JFK Library and Museum. Individual table reservation and sponsorship opportunities are now available. Click here to download a form. Reservations must be submitted by Feb. 28. For more information, or to register, contact Member Services at (617) 338-0530 or via e-mail.


Sponsorship opportunities

  • Benefactor: $2,000
    Includes: Luncheon table for 10, 1/2-page ad and firm name listed in the luncheon program, and logo projected behind the podium.
  • Patron: $1,750
    Includes: Luncheon table for 10, 1/4-page ad and firm name listed in the luncheon program, and logo projected behind the podium.
  • Friend: $1,500
    Includes: Luncheon table for 10, firm name listed in the luncheon program and logo projected behind the podium.

Individual reservation opportunities

  • Individual tickets: $100
  • Tables for 10: $1,000
For additional marketing opportunities, contact Business Activities Manager Joe Caci at (617) 338- 0516 or via e-mail.
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