Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, May. 9, 2013
Image for Excellence
Top: MBA President Robert L. Holloway Jr. presents the Daniel F. Toomey Excellence in the Judiciary Award and the Excellence in Legal Journalism Award at the May 2 "Excellence in the Law" event.

Middle: The Hon. Sandra Lynch, chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, accepts the Daniel F. Toomey Excellence in the Judiciary Award.

Bottom: Sam Fleming, WBUR’s managing director of News and Programming, accepts the Excellence in Legal Journalism Award.

Photos by Mike Ritter/Ritterbin.com.

Excellence in the Law salutes profession's finest

MBA honors Hon. Sandra Lynch, WBUR-FM's News Department

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the Massachusetts Bar Association honored the best of the legal profession at "Excellence in the Law" on the evening of May 2 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.

Following welcome remarks led by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Publisher Susan Bocamazo, MBA President Robert L. Holloway Jr. presented the Daniel F. Toomey Excellence in the Judiciary Award to the Hon. Sandra Lynch, chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; and the Excellence in Legal Journalism Award to WBUR-FM's News Department.

Lynch is the first woman to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and in 2008, became its first female chief judge. Lynch is the ninth chief judge of the First Circuit Court of Appeals since Congress created the position in 1948.

With operations based on the campus of Boston University, WBUR-FM is the preeminent news and information public radio station in Massachusetts, reaching close to 500,000 listeners each week. With its extensive newsroom, WBUR produces hourly local newscasts, original reporting, investigative and feature series, and in addition, has a robust -- and growing -- digital presence at wbur.org.

The event also saluted the 2013 Up & Coming Lawyers, as well as the recipients of this year's other Excellence in the Law awards for diversity, pro bono, marketing, firm administration and operations.

For more Excellence in the Law coverage, look in the June Lawyers Journal.

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