MCLE ANNOUNCES BOARD CHANGES
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education has announced changes to
its leadership board. Two MBA members have been elected as board
officers and one MBA member has been welcomed as an MCLE
MBA members part of MCLE changes include:
Daniel L.Goldberg, who has been elected MCLE's
19th president. Goldberg is a partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP
where he focuses on commercial litigation and has been a MCLE board
member since 2006.
Amy Cashore Mariani has been elected MCLE's
second vice president. Mariani is a partner at Fitzhugh &
Mariani LLP where she specializes in products liability, premises
liability, tort, environmental, commercial, wage and hour, and
employment discrimination litigation. Mariani has been active in
numerous MBA committees and was instrumental in the creation of
what is now known as the Young Lawyers Division.
Jonathan Mannina, has been selected as an MCLE
Board of Trustees member. Mannina is executive director of
Community Legal Aid where he oversees the organization's services
to low-income individuals and families. In 2011, he became a member
of the Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Committee on Pro Bono
Also, MBA Past President Jeffrey L. McCormick
is departing the MCLE Board of Trustees after three years of
THREE MBA MEMBERS RECEIVE 2012 ADAMS PRO BONO
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Committee on
Pro Bono Legal Services has announced the recipients of
the 11th Annual John Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards,
including three Massachusetts Bar Association members.
The John Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards are given in
recognition of distinguished service and outstanding commitment in
providing legal services for the poor and disadvantaged.
The recipients were presented awards by Supreme Judicial Court
Justice Ralph D. Gants on Wednesday, Oct. 24. at the John Adams
Courthouse in Boston.
Honored MBA members include:
Dorothy Varon, assistant vice president of and
counsel to the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company in
Springfield. Varon has devoted countless hours of her time to the
Western Division of the Housing Court in Springfield and has helped
establish an innovative corporate counsel pro bono program. She
graduated from Western New England College School of Law in
DLA Piper LLP, one of the largest business law
firms in the world. The Boston office is being recognized for their
diligent commitment to providing pro bono legal services.
In particular, DLA Piper LLP Boston is being honored for their
collaboration with the Massachusetts Advocates for Children on the
Education Rights Signature Project. MBA members of DLA Piper LLP
include Boston partners Robert J. O'Connor Jr. and
William B. Forbush III.