Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019


  • The Massachusetts Bar Association presented its Annual State of the Judiciary Address on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the John Adams Courthouse. The Supreme Judicial Court published a press release following the event, which received coverage in The Boston Globe, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and The Republican.

  • "SJC upholds stop based on minor lane violation," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 28). MBA member Murat Erkan commented on a Supreme Judicial Court decision, which found that a police officer who pulled over a vehicle for momentarily crossing the "fog line" and eventually arrested the driver for OUI did not conduct an invalid stop.

  • "Hearing nears on motions to dismiss of Judge Joseph, court officer," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 28). MBA member Howard M. Cooper was quoted in an article about an upcoming U.S. District Court hearing to consider motions to dismiss the indictments against Newton District Court Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph and court officer Wesley MacGregor.

  • "Make sure to raise your Rule 12 defenses early," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 28). Hon. Douglas H. Wilkins, an MBA member and a Superior Court judge, co-wrote an article explaining why Rule 12 motions must be filed early.

  • "Massachusetts at fore of new network of pro bono construction lawyers," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 28). MBA member William M. Hill discussed the recent launch of a national online network, Building for Good Inc., that connects nonprofits and charities with volunteer construction attorneys. Hill chairs the Building for Good board of directors.

  • "Indian Orchard IP counsel leads charge for ‘innovation diversity,’" Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 28). MBA member Michelle Bugbee, who co-chairs the Women Inventors Subcommittee for the Intellectual Property Owners Association, was interviewed for a question-and-answer piece about her group's efforts to increase gender diversity among investors. 
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