The Judicial branch of government is supposed to be on equal
footing with the Executive and Legislative branches, but for some
reason, that never seems to be the case when it comes to the
budget. For too long it seems our courts have suffered
disproportionately when purse strings need to be tightened.
Daniel J. Bennett is used to looking at things from different
angles. During an impressive legal career as both a prosecutor and
defense attorney, he's often been on opposite sides of the same
issues. Now he has an opportunity to analyze issues from a
leadership standpoint and help craft policies that keep the
commonwealth a safer place.
The Massachusetts Bar Association will hold its 2015 Annual
Dinner on Thursday, May 7, at the Westin Boston Waterfront, 425
Summer St., Boston. The dinner will feature keynote speaker and
internationally acclaimed trial lawyer Mark J. Geragos, principal
of Geragos & Geragos, APC, in Los Angeles.
The Massachusetts Bar Association will honor the Hon. Nancy
Holtz (ret.) and Boston Globe crime and legal reporter Maria Cramer
at the May 14 Excellence in the Law event, co-presented by
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Holtz has been selected to
receive the Daniel F. Toomey Excellence in the Judiciary Award and
Cramer will be presented with the MBA's Excellence in Legal