Arthur Gaudio, dean of the School of Law at Western New England College, has been appointed as the reporter for a committee of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) that will draft an electronic land records statute. King Burnett, NCCUSL president, recently appointed Gaudio to the national post. The intention of the committee's work is to draft a uniform act that states can use and adopt. Dean of Western New England College School of Law since July 2001, Gaudio also is advisor to the Connecticut Law Revision Committee in its drafting of an electronic land records statute and is the reporter for the Iowa State Bar Association Real Estate Modernization Project.
MBA member Gael Mahony has been appointed to a six-year term on the Commission on Judicial Conduct. The appointment, which was made by Chief Justice for Administration and Management Barbara A. Dortch-Okara, became effective Nov. 1. Mahony was serving on the counsel prior to his six-year appointment by filling out a term of a former attorney member. He is senior counsel at Hill & Barlow of Boston, where he specializes in business litigation.
MBA member and Swampscott attorney Steven L. Wollman of Davids & Wollman received the Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service during its Lawyer for a Day Training held Nov. 7. The event, which was co-sponsored by the Lynn organization and the Essex County Bar Association, honors and recognizes local attorneys for their commitment to pro bono work. Treasurer of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and a former member of the MBA's House of Delegates, Wollman's practice areas include domestic relations, cases involving the Department of Social Services and general civic and criminal litigation, including litigation involving mental health issues.