Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009

Mass. Citizens Against the Death Penalty to present Ehrmann Award in celebration of National Pro Bono week

The law firm of Dwyer & Collora LLP and its founding partner, Thomas E. Dwyer Jr., will be honored by Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty (MCADP) with the presentation of the Herbert and Sara Ehrmann Award at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28 in the faculty dining room at Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston. The award is in recognition of the firm's long commitment to the fight to keep the death penalty out of Massachusetts.

Dwyer, who will be accepting the award on behalf of the firm, has been an active opponent of the death penalty for over forty years. His passion on this issue was, in large measure, due to his father, Superior Court Judge Thomas E. Dwyer Sr., through his association with both Herbert and Sara Ehrmann, respectively one of the attorneys handling the Sacco and Vanzetti appeal and the long time driving force of MCADP. For over 20 years, Dwyer & Collora LLP has been closely aligned with MCADP. Since its founding in 1988, whether acting as counsel for defendants in death penalty cases, proposing legislation or providing free office space and other financial assistance, Dwyer & Collora LLP has shown unflagging opposition to the death penalty and support for MCADP.

The Ehrmann Award is a featured event at Suffolk's Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service's celebration of National Pro Bono week. The event is free, but space is limited. R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, Oct. 21 to (617) 523-3051 or via e-mail. Sponsorships and donations of any size would be appreciated.  Sponsorship levels are: Friend ($100), Patron ($250), Benefactor ($500), and Sustainer ($1,000). Please send checks payable to MCADP, Inc. to MCADP, PO Box 51920, Boston, MA 02205. Donations may also be made using PayPal at http://www.mcadp.org. Sponsors will be listed in the event program.

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