Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011
From left to right: MBA Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Counsel Martin W. Healy; State Rep. Jerald Parisella (D-Beverly); MBA President Denise Squillante; State Rep. Paul Mark (D-Hancock); and MBA President-elect Richard P. Campbell. Photo by Tricia Oliver.
MBA co-sponsors reception for freshmen legislators
The Massachusetts Bar Association co-sponsored the New
Legislators' Reception on Tuesday at the John Adams Courthouse. The
event was held to welcome new members of the Massachusetts
Legislature and to emphasize the importance of their support in
ensuring funding for legal services.
"State funding for legal services is one cog in the machine that
is legal services… Despite the best efforts of the bar, including
much pro bono activity, we are still falling short in providing
civil legal aid to our most vulnerable citizens," said MBA
President Denise Squillante, a featured speaker. Squillante was
joined by MBA President-elect Richard P. Campbell; Chief Operating
Officer and Chief Legal Counsel Martin W. Healy; and Legislative
Activities Manager Lee Ann Constantine at the event.
As a result of the November election, 39 new faces will join the
House of Representatives and eight will join the Senate.
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The Jan. 11 event was hosted by
the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation and co-sponsored by
the Boston Bar Association.