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Thursday, Mar. 8, 2012
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Speaker DeLeo to be honored for efforts in overhauling court management

2012 MBA Annual Dinner set for Thursday, May 31

Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop) will be honored by the Massachusetts Bar Association for his efforts in pushing for bold court management reforms. DeLeo, who has represented the 19th Suffolk District since 1991, will be presented with the Legislator of the Year Award at the MBA's 2012 Annual Dinner on Thursday, May 31 at the Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St., Boston.

The MBA Legislator of the Year Award is presented annually to a state or federal legislator who has distinguished him or herself in public service through outstanding contributions to the legal profession, courts and the administration of justice.

In April 2011, DeLeo filed landmark legislation, in collaboration with the Supreme Judicial Court, that overhauls court management. The bill, signed into law last August, included hiring a non-judicial court administrator.

The legislation was in line with recommendations made by court management experts over the past 30 years, including the MBA's 1976 Res Gestae, 1991 Harbridge House Report and 2003 Court Reform Study.

In addition to the Legislator of the Year Award, the MBA will present the annual MBA Access to Justice Awards.

Click here to register for the MBA's 2012 Annual Dinner online. For a printable PDF outlining sponsorship opportunities and table reservation information, click here. For additional information call (617) 338-0543.

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