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Thursday, Mar. 24, 2011
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Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray

MBA Access to Justice Awards Luncheon to honor leaders in public service on May 18

Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray to deliver keynote, receive MBA Centennial Award

As part of the MBA Centennial Conference, the Annual Access to Justice Awards Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, May 18 from 12:30 to 2 p.m at the Boston Sheraton Hotel. The luncheon will honor five attorneys and one law firm for their efforts in providing exemplary legal services to the public. Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray will deliver the luncheon's keynote address and will also be honored with an MBA Centennial Award. The MBA's Centennial Award is given to persons of extraordinary achievement who materially advanced the rule of law, enhanced the integrity of lawyers, judges or the legal profession, engaged or is engaging in important legal scholarship, or protected the democratic principles upon which our country is founded.

"These lawyers are a source of inspiration to all of us for their tireless commitment to helping the commonwealth's most needy individuals," said MBA President Denise Squillante. "We applaud and congratulate their hard work on behalf of access to justice."

Click here to register for the MBA's Centennial Conference on or before Friday, April 1 and receive $50 off a full conference pass.


Access to Justice Award Honorees include:

Legal Services Award

Given to a public or nonprofit agency attorney who contributes to the provision of low-income legal services beyond his or her required job responsibilities.

  • Linda L. Landry Esq., Disability Law Center, Boston
  • Daniel S. Manning Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston

Pro Bono Award for Law Firms

Presented to a firm whose meaningful pro bono activities are particularly noteworthy given the firm's size.

  • Law Offices of Howard Friedman, Boston

Pro Bono Publico Award

Awarded to an individual who has been instrumental in developing, implementing and supporting pro bono programs for the MBA, a local bar association, law firm or agency.

  • Eleanor J. Newhoff Esq., Attorney at Law, Cambridge

Defender Award

Honors a public or nonprofit agency attorney who provides or contributes to the provision of criminal legal services to low-income clients.

  • Radha Natarajan Esq., Committee for Public Counsel Services, Somerville

Prosecutor Award

Bestowed upon a state or federal prosecutor who has distinguished him or herself in public service.

  • Katharine B. Folger Esq., Middlesex District Attorney's Office, Woburn

To learn more about the honorees, check out the May issue of Lawyers Journal.

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