Thursday, May. 17, 2012
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
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
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
For more Excellence in the Law coverage, look in the
June Lawyers Journal.