This September, Todd & Weld LLP partner Jeffrey N. Catalano
begins his year as president of the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Just don't be surprised if it feels more like your
Taking over as president of the MBA is a very daunting task when
I have to follow in the footsteps of those amazing people who came
before me. Our most recent president, Bob Harnais, the first
Hispanic president of the MBA, has pretty big shoes to fill. He has
done so much to improve the MBA, and I hope to do him and the other
incredible officers who preceded me proud by grabbing the MBA
banner and continuing the charge ahead.
By now, you might have heard the news that the MBA ADR
Committee, established some 20 years ago as a closed Standing
Committee, has been transformed to the full Dispute Resolution DR
Section, to mirror the incredible evolution of our field of
practice across all areas of the law. The MBA's newest section is
geared up and celebrating its move to full section status for the
2016-17 association year.
Five MBA members provide their tips to law students on getting
the most out of an MBA membership.
Law firms of all sizes need strong organizational leadership and
management to thrive, but law schools don't provide this education,
so most practitioners learn these skills on the job.
Last month, the Supreme Judicial Court issued its much
anticipated decision in Pfannenstiehl v.
Pfannenstiehl, a divorce case in which a wife was awarded
60 percent of her husband's beneficial interest in an irrevocable
spendthrift trust established by the husband's father.