Thursday, May. 26, 2011
MBA President Denise Squillante "passes the gavel" to President-elect Richard P. Campbell in a ceremonial presentation at the May 18 HOD meeting.
Final 2010-11 MBA House of Delegates meeting features discussion on cameras in the courtroom and traditional passing of the gavel
The Massachusetts Bar Association House of Delegates convened
for the final time this association year on May 18 at the Sheraton
Boston as part of this year's Centennial Conference. Among the
topics covered were cameras in the courtroom and the social host
law. The ceremonial presentation of the gavel from outgoing MBA
President Denise Squillante to President-elect Richard P. Campbell
also took place.
Present to lead the discussion on cameras in the court were WBUR
Executive Editor of New Media John Davidow and Supreme Judicial
Court Associate Justice Robert J. Cordy, co-chair of the SJC
Judiciary-Media Committee. They shared with the group the nature of
and logistics related to the pilot project involving live streaming
video in Quincy District Court, made possible through WBUR-FM with
funding from the Knight Foundation. They also spoke to the broader
concept of cameras in the courtroom.
Prior to the close of the May 18 meeting, Squillante passed the
ceremonial gavel to Campbell. Following the traditional exercise,
Campbell offered remarks that highlighted Squillante's many
contributions to the MBA, not only during the present association
year, but in her years of service leading up to the MBA's
"What a president she has been," said Campbell.
Look in the June issue of Lawyers Journal for full
coverage of the final House of Delegates meeting for the 2010-11