Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012
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
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
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.
Visit www.MassBarFoundation.org to view photos of the
event and to
find a list of the 2012/2013 MBF grants awards.