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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012
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MBA President Richard P. Campbell (top) speaks about the MBA's public awareness campaign on the importance of court funding at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Chicago earlier this month.

Photos by Marsha Kazarosian.

MBA initiatives showcased at ABA Annual Meeting

The Massachusetts Bar Association public awareness campaign on the importance of court funding was prominently highlighted at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Chicago earlier this month.

MBA President Richard P. Campbell and MBA Vice President Marsha V. Kazarosian both presented on the topic throughout the multi-day event. Various aspects of the campaign -- including videos and scaled-down replicas of MBA billboards -- were also on display.

Campbell served as a member of the panel devoted to the topic at the National Conference of Bar Presidents. The panel was moderated by incoming ABA President Laurel Bellows. MBA's efforts were also a key part of the discussion at a dinner hosted by the ABA Commission on the Proper Funding of the Judiciary.

Kazarosian participated on a panel co-chaired by nationally known attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson. She also took part in the NCBP diversity workshop entitled Pipeline to the Profession, at which she discussed the MBA's mentoring programs aimed to expose minority students to the legal profession.

In addition, as a member of the newly established ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Education, Campbell also participated in that group's inaugural meeting. The MBA Task Force on Law, the Economy and Underemployment was referenced throughout the meeting.

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