Thursday, May. 26, 2011
Top: Access to Justice Luncheon Keynote Speaker Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray accepts an MBA Centennial Awards from MBA President Denise Squillante.
From left to right:
Access to Justice Section Council member Michael D. Badger presents a Legal Services Award to Linda L. Landry.
Access to Justice Section Council member Miriam H. Babin presents a Legal Services Award to Daniel S. Manning.
Access to Justice Section Council member Marilyn Ray Smith presents the Pro Bono Award for Law Firms to Howard Friedman.
Access to Justice Section Council member Jacquelynne J. Bowman presents the MBA Pro Bono Publico Award to Eleanor J. Newhoff.
2010 MBA Defender Award recipient Beth L. Eisenberg honors this year's recipient Radha Natarajan.
MBA Criminal Justice Section Chair Michael L. Fabbri presents the Prosecutor Award to Katharine B. Folger.
Photos by Jeff Thiebauth.
MBA honors leaders in public service, legal aid, at Access to Justice Awards Luncheon
Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray delivers keynote, presents MBA with governor’s citation in recognition of the MBA’s 100th anniversary
The Massachusetts Bar Association honored five attorneys and one
law firm at the Access to Justice Awards Luncheon on May 18 at the
Boston Sheraton Hotel for their efforts in providing exemplary
legal services to the public. The luncheon was held on the first
day of the Centennial Conference.
"It is the dedication of today's honorees to the public, the
profession and the rule of law that exemplifies the MBA's founding
principles and rich tradition of service," MBA President Denise
Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray delivered the keynote address and was
honored with an MBA Centennial Award, which has been and will
continue to be bestowed across the state throughout the MBA's 100th
"Access to justice must be universal," said Murray, who spoke out
in favor of keeping the state's current judicial vetting system.
"Our judicial system touches everyone in our commonwealth."
Murray congratulated the MBA on its anniversary and presented
Squillante with a citation from Gov. Deval Patrick recognizing the
association's 100 years of service.
MBA 2011 Access to Justice Award honorees included:
- Legal Services Award
Linda L. Landry, Esq., Disability Law Center, Boston
Daniel S. Manning, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
- Pro Bono Award for Law Firms
Law Offices of Howard Friedman, Boston
- Pro Bono Publico Award
Eleanor J. Newhoff, Esq., Attorney at Law, Cambridge
- Defender Award
Radha Natarajan, Esq., Committee for Public Counsel Services,
- Prosecutor Award
Katharine B. Folger, Esq., Middlesex District Attorney's Office,
Click here to view photos from the May 18 Access to Justice
Look in the June issue of Lawyers Journal for full
coverage of the commemorative events.