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Thursday, May. 17, 2012
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Top: Hon. Mark Wolf, chief judge of the U.S. District Court, accepts the Daniel F. Toomey Excellence in the Judiciary Award.

Bottom (from left to right): Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen receives the Excellence in Legal Journalism Award from MBA President-elect Robert L. Holloway Jr.

PHOTO © MIKE RITTER 2012.

Excellence in the Law salutes finest in the profession

MBA honors Hon. Mark Wolf, Globe columnist Kevin Cullen

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the Massachusetts Bar Association honored the best of the legal profession at "Excellence in the Law" on the evening of May 10 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston.

Following welcome remarks and a group champagne toast led by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Publisher Susan Bocamazo, MBA President-elect Robert L. Holloway Jr. presented the Daniel F. Toomey Excellence in the Judiciary Award to the Hon. Mark Wolf, chief judge of the U.S. District Court; and the Excellence in Legal Journalism Award to Pulitzer-prize winning Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen.

Wolf was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1985 and became its chief judge in 2006. He delivered acceptance remarks that highlighted his great appreciation of America's judicial system following his speaking engagements and other interactions with judicial colleagues around the globe.

Cullen has written for The Boston Globe since 1985, and served as a local, national and foreign correspondent before becoming a columnist in 2007. His columns highlighting the suicide of a 15-year-old girl who had been bullied by schoolmates helped win the top award from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University in 2011.

The event also saluted the 2012 Up & Coming Lawyers, as well as the recipients of this year's other Excellence in the Law awards for diversity, pro bono, marketing, firm administration and operations.

For more Excellence in the Law coverage, look in the June Lawyers Journal.

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