Thursday, May. 3, 2012
MBA celebrates Law Day with outreach to students and seniors
Students at 14 high schools in Chelsea, Fall River, Lawrence,
Springfield, Southbridge and Worcester will participate in the
Massachusetts Bar Association's Law Day Initiative focused on the
American Bar Association's 2012 Law Day theme -- "No Courts, No
Justice, No Freedom" -- throughout the Month of May.
Volunteer attorney/judge teams from the MBA will visit each of the
participating high school classrooms to present the theme in a
lesson plan/debate called "Lee Richardson vs. Lincoln State." The
issue is whether the Lincoln law restricting when an attorney will
be appointed for a criminal defendant violates the Sixth and 14th
In addition, keeping with tradition since 1988, the MBA's Elder
Law Education Program, timed with the observance of Law Day in May,
will again match attorneys with senior citizens' service agencies
throughout the commonwealth to make free presentations about the
law. Due to the generosity of the MBA's Insurance Agency, the MBA
is able to provide complimentary copies of "Taking Control
of Your Future: A Legal Checkup," a legal resource guide for
The MBA especially thanks the Massachusetts Chapter of the
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and attorneys Alex L.
Moschella and Michael Couture for their generous contribution to
the program and the elder law guide.