The Massachusetts Bar Association is celebrating its
100th anniversary this year, recognizing its ongoing
efforts to improve the practice of law, protect the independence of
the judiciary and honor the achievements of its members.
This issue presents some of the MBA's history over the past 100
years, from the early leaders who helped establish the MBA, to its
efforts to acquire a headquarters after seven decades without a
home, to a timeline highlighting many of the MBA's historical
Please join the MBA when its celebration culminates with the Centennial
Conference and Centennial Ball on May 18 and 19.
"The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand,
as in what direction we are moving."
- OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
As we celebrate the Massachusetts Bar Association's centennial
anniversary, we recognize the association's sustained influence in
the legal community and society as a whole. We need to make certain
that we pull from the lessons of our past as we work to construct
its promising future.