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Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012
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Photograph by Tricia Oliver
From left to right: MBF Program Assistant Sarah A. Levy; 2012 MBF Legal Intern Fellow Rachel Smit, student at Boston University School of Law; MBF President Jerry Cohen of Burns & Levinson LLP; 2012 MBF President’s Award Recipient Lu Ann Reeb of Boston Media Group and Legal Talk Network LLC; MBF Executive Director Elizabeth M. Lynch; and MBA President Robert L. Holloway Jr. of MacLean, Holloway, Doherty, Ardiff & Morse PC.

MBF honors Lu Ann Reeb at 2012 Boston Grantee Reception

Massachusetts Bar Foundation Fellows and friends celebrated the foundation's 2012 grantees, legal intern fellows and President's Award recipient Lu Ann Reeb of Boston Media Group and Legal Talk Network LLC, on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the MBA in Boston.

Through its various grant making programs, the MBF will distribute over $2.5 million in the coming year to support programs that either provide civil legal services to low income clients or improve the administration of justice in the state. Last year, MBF grantees assisted over 85,000 people in need.

MBF President Jerry Cohen began the night by applauding all in attendance for their role in increasing access to justice in the commonwealth and highlighting the crucial work of MBF grantee organizations. He then invited 2012 MBF Legal Intern Fellow Rachel Smit, a student at Boston University Law School, to share her experience as an intern with Greater Boston Legal Services' Employment Unit this summer. In addition to thanking the fellows in attendance, whose contributions to the MBF made her summer experience possible, she spoke compellingly of GBLS's critical work assisting those who are mistreated, abused and marginalized in the workplace.

MBF Vice President Robert J. Ambrogi introduced his friend, colleague and 2012 President's Award recipient Lu Ann Reeb, founder and president of Boston Media Group and Legal Talk Network LLC. The MBF President's Award is given to individuals who have demonstrated exemplary service to the MBF, as well as to the Massachusetts legal community. Reeb's generous contributions of her communications expertise and financial support make her a deserving recipient of this award. Together with her award-winning legal media production company, Legal Talk Network LLC, Reeb produced the MBF's powerful 45th Anniversary video in 2009 free of charge. Reeb's company was also among the first to join the MBF's Law Firm and Corporate Partnership Program, through which private companies contribute financially to support the MBF's work.

"Throughout her career as a broadcast and media professional, Lu Ann Reeb has been unwavering in her pursuit of justice. More recently, her Legal Talk Network has fostered understanding and discussion of critical legal issues," said Ambrogi in his introduction.

MBA President Robert L. Holloway Jr. closed out the program with congratulations for the attendees and appreciation for the MBF's constituents' efforts to increase access to justice for all in the commonwealth. Attendees enjoyed the rest of the evening catching up with friends and colleagues over refreshments.

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find a list of the 2012/2013 MBF grants awards.

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