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Thursday, Mar. 1, 2012
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March 19 Court Advocacy Day: Mark your calendars to attend

Bar leadership asks attorneys to push for $593.9 million of funding for Trial Court to provide basic services

The Massachusetts Bar Association and Boston Bar Association invite the bar to join their efforts at Court Advocacy Day on Mon., March 19 at the Grand Staircase inside the Statehouse. Beginning at 11 a.m., the program will help reiterate the need for funding that allows the Trial Court to provide basic services.

The event will open with a brief speaking program, after which attendees will be encouraged to meet with their local legislators. Featured speakers include:

  • Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland;
  • Chief Justice for Administration and Management Robert A. Mulligan;
  • MBA President Richard P. Campbell; and
  • BBA President Lisa C. Goodheart
The March 19 event complements the MBA's ongoing awareness campaign on this topic. In order for Massachusetts' third branch of government to restore basic services, $593.9 million is necessary. Materials will serve as helpful references when members of the bar meet with their local legislators to underscore the need for this level of funding.   

"I encourage all bar members and the greater legal community to support this cause in urging our legislators to approve necessary funding for our courts," MBA President Richard P. Campbell said.

The MBA and BBA organized a similar grass-roots lobbying effort in 2009.

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