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Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008
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Cynthia Simison, managing editor of the Springfield Republican and Hon. Lynda M. Connolly, Chief Justice of the District Court, will be honored by the MBA.

Excellence in the Law event honors the profession’s finest

MBA to honor the Hon. Lynda M. Connolly and newspaper editor Cynthia Simison

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the MBA will salute a star-studded roster of lawyers and judges at the annual Excellence in the Law celebration at the Westin Boston Waterfront on Feb. 5,  beginning at 5:30 p.m. For ticket information, click here

In addition to the 10 Lawyers of the Year and five Diversity Heroes selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly to be honored at the event, the Daniel F. Toomey Excellence in the Judiciary Award and the Excellence in the Legal Journalism Award will be presented. Hon. Lynda M. Connolly, Chief Justice of the District Court, and Cynthia Simison, managing editor of the Springfield Republican will receive those high honors.

The following is the full list of honorees to be recognized at the Feb. 5 Excellence in the Law event:

The Daniel F. Toomey Excellence in the Judiciary Award

Hon. Lynda M. Connolly
Chief Justice, District Court

Excellence in Legal Journalism Award

Cynthia Simison
Managing editor, The Springfield Republican

Lawyers Weekly’s Lawyers of the Year 2007

  • Juliane Balliro, Wolf Block, Boston
  • Martha Coakley, Attorney General, Boston
  • Christine S. Collins, Bowditch & Dewey, Worcester
  • Nancy J. Kelly, Greater Boston Legal Services’ Immigration Unit, Boston
  • John Willshire-Carrera, Greater Boston Legal Services’ Immigration Unit, Boston
  • Peter B. Krupp, Lurie & Krupp, Boston
  • David E. Meier, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Boston
  • Michael E. Mone, Esdaile, Barrett & Esdaile, Boston
  • Carlene A. Pennell, Rubin & Rudman, Boston
  • Andrew H. Tarsy, Anti-Defamation League, Boston
  • John M. Thompson, Thompson & Thompson, Springfield

Lawyers Weekly’s Diversity Heroes

  • Harry T. Daniels, Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr LLP, Boston
  • Hon. Fernande R.V. Duffly, Associate Justice, Appeals Court
  • Mickey E. Harris, Law Offices Of Mickey E. Harris, Springfield  
  • Hon. Charles R. Johnson, Chief Justice, Boston Municipal Court
  • Bernadette Stark, Western Mass. Legal Services, Northhampton
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