Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009
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Section chairs gather to discuss the 2009-10 MBA association year at the Section Council Orientation in August.

Photos by Tricia Oliver.

MBA welcomes 2009-10 section council chairs

Appointed by Massachusetts Bar Association President Valerie A. Yarashus, the 2009-10 chairs of the MBA's 17 sections and Young Lawyers Division, provide lawyers with up-to-date information on specific areas of law, monitor law-related legislation, sponsor professional education programs and provide information on the law for the general public.

This year, the 34 section/division chairs hail from across the state and will be responsible for much of the association's activity through the year under the leadership of the officers.

Here is a list of section and division leaders for this association year.

Access to Justice
  • Jayne B. Tyrrell, Massachusetts IOLTA Committee, Boston (left)
  • James T. Van Buren, Law Office of James T. Van Buren, Fitchburg (right)

Access to Justice

Business Law Section
  • Stephen Y. Chow, Burns & Levinson LLP, Boston (left)
  • Francis C. Morrissey, Quinn & Morris LLP, Boston (right)

Business Law

Civil Litigation
  • Kimberly Y. Jones, Athena Legal Strategies Group, Boston (left)
  • Christopher A. Kenney, Kenney & Sams PC, Boston (right)
Civil Litigation
Criminal Justice
  • Michael L. Fabbri, Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, Framingham (left)
  • Gloria Y. Tan, Harvard Law School Criminal Justice Institute, Cambridge (right)

Criminal Law

Family Law
  • Thomas J. Barbar, Deutsch, Williams, Brooks, DeRensis & Holland PC, Boston (left)
  • Veronica J. Fenton, Law Office of Veronica J. Fenton, Lenox (right)

Family Law

General Practice, Solo & Small Firm
  • John B. DiSciullo, Mitchell & DeSimone, Boston (left)
  • Peter T. Elikann, Law Office of Peter T. Elikann, Boston (right)

General Practice

Health Law
  • George M. Thompson Jr., Sager & Schaffer LLP, Westborough

Health Law

Immigration Law
  • Marisa A. DeFranco, Law Office of Marisa DeFranco, Salem (left)
  • Elizabeth Goss, Tocci Goss & Lee PC, Boston (right)

Immigration Law

Individual Rights & Responsibilities
  • Larry M. Johnson, David Malm & D'Agostine PC, Boston (left)
  • Steven L. Wollman, Davids & Wollman, Swampscott (right)

Individual Rights & Responsibilities

Judicial Administration
  • Hon. Gordon L. Doerfer (ret.), JAMS, The Resolution Experts, Needham (left)
  • James C. Donnelly Jr., Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP, Worcester (right)

Judicial Administration

Juvenile & Child Welfare
  • Peter A. Hahn, Hilton, Sindelar & Hahn, Newton (left)
  • Martha Rush O'Mara, Law Office of Martha Rush O'Mara, Melrose (right)

Juvenile Child Welfare

Labor & Employment
  • Thomas J. Gallitano, Conn, Kavanaugh, Rosenthal, Peisch & Ford LLP, Boston (left)
  • Dahlia C. Rudavsky, Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky PC, Boston (right)

Labor Employment

Law Practice Management
  • Rodney Dowell, Law Office Management Assistance Program, Boston (left)
  • Andrea Goldman, Law Office of Andrea Goldman, Newton (right)

Law Practice Management

Probate Law
  • John G. Dugan, Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan and Cannon PC, Franklin (left)
  • Janice C. Nigro, Nigro, Pettepit & Lucas LLP, Wakefield (right)

Probate Law

Property Law
  • Elizabeth J. Barton, CATIC, Natick (left)
  • Laurel H. Siegel, Law Office of Laurel H. Siegel LLC, Boston (right)

Property Law

Public Law
  • Margaret J. Hurley, Attorney General's Central Massachusetts Regional Office and Attorney General's Municipal Law Unit, Worcester (left)
  • Barbara J. Saint Andre, Petrini & Associates PC, Framingham (right)

Public Law

Taxation Law
  • Thomas G. Collins, McCarter & English LLP, Boston (left)
  • Lisa Rico, McCarter & English LLP, Boston (right)

Taxation Law

Young Lawyers Division
  • David S. Bradley, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office, Boston



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