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Thursday, Sep. 20, 2012
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Top: MBA 2012-13 President Robert L. Holloway Jr. speaks at his Sept. 13 President's Reception.

Middle (from left to right): MBA Treasurer Marsha V. Kazarosian, MBA Vice President Robert W. Harnais, MBA COO and Chief Legal Counsel Martin W. Healy, MBA Secretary Martha Rush O'Mara, MBA President Robert L. Holloway Jr., MBA President-elect Douglas K. Sheff and MBA Vice President Christopher P. Sullivan at the Sept. 13 President's Reception.

Bottom: MBA President Robert L. Holloway Jr. (middle) celebrates the start of his presidential term with his family.

Photos by Jeff Thiebauth.

New MBA year and president Holloway celebrated at opening reception

A night of great music and warm revelry welcomed Massachusetts Bar Association President Robert L. Holloway Jr. as more than 100 colleagues and friends gathered at the RegattaBar at the Charles Hotel on Sept. 13 in Cambridge to celebrate the opening of the 2012-13 association year.

Following a jazz and blues infused set from a band of musicians that included Holloway's friends, President-elect Douglas K. Sheff offered a retrospective introduction of the MBA's newest president, eliciting hearty laughter from the crowd.

Including photos from his time as a rugby player at Amherst College, Sheff regaled the group with vignettes from Holloway's life as a sportsman, musician, family man and lawyer.

"When Holmes and Brandeis started the MBA 101 years ago, they wanted to create a diverse membership," Sheff said. "So it makes sense that the president of our great organization should be well-rounded, versatile and able to lead such a diverse membership."

The MBA's membership and education programming will be the central focus of Holloway's year, which he hopes will be a year of coming together. "We're all in this profession together. We're all in this society together," Holloway said. "That's what we're committed to," he said of the officers and himself, "working together to address the issues of our profession."

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