Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
From left: Supreme Judicial Court Justice Ralph D. Gants; Susan M. Finegan, Esq. of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC, chair of the SJC Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services; John Adams Pro Bono Publico Award recipient Steven Dzubak, recent graduate of Western New England University School of Law; John Adams Pro Bono Publico Award recipient Dorothy Varon of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company in Springfield; John Adams Pro Bono Publico Award recipient Susan Corcoran of the Massachusetts Chapter of the ACLU; John Adams Pro Bono Publico Award recipients Daniel Rosenfeld, Michael Vhay and Matthew Iverson of DLA Piper LLP of Boston.
Photo courtesy of the Supreme Judicial Court.
Three MBA members receive 2012 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Committee on
Pro Bono Legal Services awarded three MBA members 11th Annual John
Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards.
The John Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards are given in
recognition of distinguished service and outstanding commitment in
providing legal services for the poor and disadvantaged.
The recipients were presented awards by Supreme Judicial Court
Justice Ralph D. Gants on Wednesday, Oct. 24. at the John Adams
Courthouse in Boston.
Honored MBA members include:
- Dorothy Varon, assistant vice president of and
counsel to the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company in
Springfield. Varon has devoted countless hours of her time to the
Western Division of the Housing Court in Springfield and has helped
establish an innovative corporate counsel pro bono program. She
graduated from Western New England College School of Law in
- DLA Piper LLP, one of the largest business law
firms in the world. The Boston office is being recognized for their
diligent commitment to providing pro bono legal services. In
particular, DLA Piper LLP Boston is being honored for their
collaboration with the Massachusetts Advocates for Children on the
Education Rights Signature Project. MBA members of DLA Piper LLP
include Boston partners Robert J. O'Connor Jr and
William B. Forbush III.