The Equal Justice Coalition appointed Samuel "Sandy" B.
Moskowitz, a shareholder at Davis, Malm & D'Agostine PC, to a
two-year term as its chair.
He replaces outgoing chair Julia Huston, a partner at Foley Hoag
LLP. He previously served as co-chair of EJC's Private Bar Advisory
Committee (PBAC), which is responsible for engaging the private bar
in EJC's legislative work on behalf of civil legal aid.
"I am extremely proud of my appointment and honored to follow up
on the successful work of Julia Huston," said Moskowitz. "EJC is
coming off a very successful year, where we were able to maintain
level state funding for the civil legal aid line item. I look
forward to facing the challenges involved in securing continued
legislative, bar and financial support for legal aid in the
commonwealth during these difficult economic and budgetary
The new PBAC co-chairs are Juan A. Concepcion, an associate at
Nixon Peabody LLP, and Anthony M. Doniger, a partner at Sugarman,
Rogers, Barshak & Cohen PC.
Concepcion has served as captain of Nixon Peabody's Walk to the
Hill team for the past eight years and is very active in his firm's
pro bono activities. Doniger is a member of the Boston Bar
Foundation's Board of Trustees and the Massachusetts Access to
Justice Commission. He formerly served as president of the Boston
Bar Association and chair of the Massachusetts IOLTA
"This is a fabulous trio and I am delighted that Sandy, Tony and
Juan will be leading our work for the next two years," said Pattye
Comfort, EJC's director. "Each of them has a long-standing
commitment to ensuring access to justice for low-income residents
of the commonwealth. Their dedication and leadership will be a
tremendous asset to all in the civil legal aid community."
The Equal Justice Coalition, a collaboration of the Boston Bar
Association, Massachusetts Bar Association and Massachusetts Legal
Assistance Corp., works to increase the state appropriation for
MLAC's line item funding. For more information, visit www.equaljusticecoalition.org.