Thursday, Sep. 27, 2012
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