When Limited Access Representation was first introduced in
Massachusetts about a decade ago, the legal system pushed back
hard. Judges resisted it because they wanted to see consistency in
legal representation in cases from beginning to end. Attorneys
feared it would draw business away. And you've all heard the
saying, "He who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client."
That was then, this is now.
As the formal portion of the legislative session winds down, two
issues vital to the Massachusetts Bar Association remain unsettled
at the Statehouse.
In completing my term as the eighth woman president of the MBA,
I have the unique privilege of passing the gavel to another woman.
This is the first time a woman will succeed another woman as
president in the association's 100-year history.