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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
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Tell us why you belong to the MBA

Thomas J. Barbar enjoys meeting practitioners from all over the commonwealth. Courtney C. Shea has found the MBA has helped her grow and develop as an attorney. Share why you belong.

Engaging conferences. Inspiring pro bono work. Welcoming networking events. You belong here, at the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Tell us why YOU belong. E-mail us at ibelong to share your story and be entered to win a FREE 2013-2014 MBA membership. E-mails must be received by Dec. 31, 2012. A winner will be selected on Jan. 14, 2013.

The MBA offers the legal community a wide array of professional development and volunteer opportunities.See why others belong.


Thomas J. Barbar, Deutsch, Williams, Brooks, DeRensis & Holland PC, MBA member since 2002 (above, left)

"In my role as a member and later co-chair of the MBA's Family Law Section Council, I enjoyed meeting practitioners from counties all over the commonwealth and participating with them in pragmatic discussions and educational seminars.

An unexpected benefit was being labeled a leader in the field of family law, which provided me with leverage in successfully settling many of my more acrimonious cases.

In addition, being part of an MBA delegation that welcomed visiting family court judges from Slovenia was a reminder of the breadth of our profession; and has led to my planning a visit to Slovenia."


Courtney C. Shea, Looney & Grossman, MBA Member since 2010 (above, right)

"The MBA has afforded me the opportunity to grow and develop as an attorney. As a member of the Young Lawyers Division, I am able to represent the needs and views of young attorneys by proposing ideas to the MBA House of Delegates, aid in planning events and CLEs beneficial to young attorneys, and give back to my community through volunteering events.

Additionally, my participation in the MBA's Mentoring Circles program and networking events has enabled me to build relationships with experienced practitioners who have offered advice and guidance as I progress in my career."

NOTE: All testimonials shared by e-mail, mail and phone may be published in various MBA publications, posted on the MBA web site and its social media platforms, printed on marketing materials and used in advertising or for other related endeavors.

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