Kenney, new officers set to lead 2018-19 year

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018
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2018-19 MBA President Christopher A. Kenney.

The Massachusetts Bar Association is pleased to announce its leadership slate for the 2018-19 association year. Massachusetts Bar Association President Christopher A. Kenney and his fellow officers begin their terms on Sept. 1.

A founding member and managing shareholder of Kenney & Sams PC in Boston, Kenney will focus his presidency on promoting civic awareness and participation in Massachusetts, through education, empowerment and engagement. Under Kenney, the MBA will assist secondary schools in their efforts to expand civics instruction, and recognize events of historical significance by speaking to community groups about the importance of civic responsibility.

“Lawyers are uniquely qualified by virtue of education, training, oath and mission to support people’s efforts to become civically engaged,” Kenney said.

An accomplished litigator, Kenney additionally plans to institute trial skills training for interested young attorneys, who will provide pro bono representation to indigent clients in municipal and district court. Kenney will also seek to create mentoring opportunities and more defined roles for senior MBA members, and to foster a culture of support for attorneys struggling to meet the personal and professional demands of legal work.

Click here to learn more about the 2018-19 officers.