MBA, Mass Lawyers Weekly honor the Hon. Sandra
Lynch, WBUR-FM's News Department
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the Massachusetts Bar
Association honored the best of the legal profession at "Excellence
in the Law" on the evening of May 2 at the Renaissance Boston
Following welcome remarks led by Massachusetts Lawyers
Weekly Publisher Susan Bocamazo, MBA President Robert L.
Holloway Jr. presented the Daniel F. Toomey Excellence in the
Judiciary Award to the Hon. Sandra Lynch, chief judge of the United
States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; and the Excellence
in Legal Journalism Award to WBUR-FM's News Department.
Lynch is the first woman to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the First Circuit, and in 2008, became its first female chief
judge. Lynch is the ninth chief judge of the First Circuit Court of
Appeals since Congress created the position in 1948.
With operations based on the campus of Boston University, WBUR-FM
is the preeminent news and information public radio station in
Massachusetts, reaching close to 500,000 listeners each week. With
its extensive newsroom, WBUR produces hourly local newscasts,
original reporting, investigative and feature series, and in
addition, has a robust - and growing - digital presence at
The event also saluted the 2013 Up & Coming Lawyers, as well as
the recipients of this year's other Excellence in the Law awards
for diversity, pro bono, marketing, firm administration