The Massachusetts Bar Association bestowed both State Sen. Gale
D. Candaras (D-Wilbraham) and State Rep. John V. Fernandes
(D-Milford) with the MBA President's Award, which honors local
attorneys' service to the profession and their community. MBA
President Robert L. Holloway Jr. presented the award at the Oct. 26
opening reception of the MBA's Annual Family Law Conference at the
Cranwell Resort in Lenox.
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, the Massachusetts Bar Association
along with the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the
American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts called on Attorney
General Martha M. Coakley to appoint or call for the appointment of
an independent investigator in the crisis involving the William
Hinton State Drug Laboratory.