Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010
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Johnson receives MBA Community Service Award

Attorney Marshall E. Johnson, a Plymouth practitioner, received the MBA Community Service Award at the Plymouth County Bar Association's annual meeting on Dec. 9.

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.

"My brief remarks this evening can't possibly provide the appropriate context for how much Marshall devotes his time and expertise for the greater good," said MBA President Denise Squillante, who praised Johnson's dedication to the legal community.

A member of the MBA since 1980, Johnson has served as a judge for the MBA's Statewide Mock Trial Program. In addition to his work with the MBA, Johnson is credited with increasing Plymouth District Bar Association attendance at meetings, resurrecting the bar's scholarship program, establishing the Frank Powers Memorial Public Service Award and publishing an annual membership directory.

Dedicated to the Plymouth County legal community, Johnson generously donates at least 12 days a year, six each to Plymouth and Brockton, as a participant in the Plymouth County Probate & Family Court Lawyer of the Day Project, a program he has been involved in for the past 12 years. In addition, Johnson is a member of the Pilgrim Bar Advocates Program -- aptly handling 10 to 15 court-appointed cases per year on behalf of indigent clients.

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