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Thursday, Sep. 27, 2012
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MBA Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Counsel Martin W. Healy.

Healy appointed to represent Massachusetts on the Uniform Law Commission

Martin W. Healy, the Massachusetts Bar Association's chief operating officer and chief legal counsel, has been appointed by Gov. Deval L. Patrick to represent Massachusetts on the Uniform Law Commission, for a five-year term. Healy is one of three commissioners who represent the commonwealth.

The ULC is a 120-year-old national organization with headquarters in Washington, D.C. comprised of more than 300 commissioners from legislatures, judicial branches and academia with the goal of drafting and promoting uniforms laws designed to solve problems common in all states.

Patrick, in his appointment, stated that Healy's "experience and sound judgment will contribute substantially to the board."

An attorney, Healy also serves on the governing board for the Committee for Public Counsel Services, is a member of the Board of Bar Examiners and is a former hearing committee member of the Board of Bar Overseers.

Healy is the MBA's chief legal advisor and liaison to the legislative, executive and judicial branches. He is responsible for legal advice in corporate matters and legal support in issues of public policy concerning the practice of law and administration of justice. Healy serves as counsel to the MBA's leadership team and its House of Delegates and Executive Management Board. He also sits on the Editorial Board of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the SJC Judiciary-Media Committee.

Prior to his arrival at the MBA in 1989, Healy was a law clerk in the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office and in the Law Office of William F. Coyne in Boston. He also served as a senior legislative aide in the Massachusetts Senate.

Healy received his law degree, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School and his bachelor's degree from Suffolk University.



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