Faced with a dire need to protect access to justice for all citizens of the commonwealth, attorneys and judges last month urged legislators to protect the court system during the MBA-sponsored Lobby Day for Court Funding.
Kathleen M. O'Donnell, a longtime MBA member and officer who is associated with the Marcotte Law Office in Lowell, has been nominated as Massachusetts Bar Association president-elect for the 2003-2004 association year. She will become president in September 2004.
|Photo by David Spink
|MBA President Joseph Vrabel addresses an overflow crowd at the start of the fourth annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid on March 5 in the Great Hall of the State House. State funds for legal services face a 33 percent cut under Gov. Romney's budget plan.