Senior Partners for Justice-West promoted the MBA Pro Bono
Prescription program at its Sept. 27 luncheon. Members heard a
panel discussion and signed up to participate in the program, which
brings together volunteer attorneys and medical professionals to
promote the health and well-being of low-income patients through
The pioneering initiative was jointly created by the
Massachusetts Bar Association and the Medical-Legal Partnership
"The least we can do is use our skills to help fix what is
making people sick in the first place," said J. Michael Scully,
vice chair of the MBA's Health Law Section and a partner at
Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas LLP in Springfield.
The panel of speakers included Scully and Oonagh C. Doherty, the
Massachusetts Justice Project's medical legal partnership
supervising attorney; JoHanna Flacks, pro bono director at the
Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston; the Hon. Edward M. Ginsburg
(ret.), founder of Senior Partners for Justice; Dr. Jacqueline
Spain, medical director of the Holyoke Health Center, and Valerie
Zolezzi-Wyndham, managing attorney at the Legal Assistance Corp. of
Central Massachusetts in Worcester.
To find out more about the program, visit www.MassBar.org/ProBonoRX.