The Massachusetts Bar Association co-sponsored the New
Legislators' Reception on Jan. 11 at the John Adams Courthouse. The
event was held to welcome new members of the Massachusetts
Legislature and to emphasize the importance of their support in
ensuring funding for legal services.
"State funding for legal services is one cog in the machine that
is legal services … Despite the best efforts of the bar, including
much pro bono activity, we are still falling short in providing
civil legal aid to our most vulnerable citizens," said MBA
President Denise Squillante, a featured speaker.
Squillante was joined at the event by MBA President-elect Richard
P. Campbell; Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Counsel Martin
W. Healy; and Legislative Activities Manager Lee Ann
As a result of the November election, 39 new faces will join the
House of Representatives and eight will join the Senate.
The event was hosted by the Massachusetts Legal Assistance
Corporation and co-sponsored by the Boston Bar Association.