Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the news and more

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020


  • "Town can’t block power lines under unused rail trail," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 5). MBA Public Law Section Council member Amanda Zuretti and MBA Complex Commercial Litigation Section Council Vice Chair Jessica G. Kelly discussed a Supreme Judicial Court decision finding that the town of Sudbury could not invoke the "prior public use" doctrine to block an MBTA agreement allowing for the installation of power lines under an unused railway right of way.

  • "State courts gear up for resumption of jury trials," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 5). MBA members Brendan G. CarneyCathryn SpauldingRandy Gioia and Gavriela M. Bogin-Farber offered their thoughts on the Supreme Judicial Court's plan for resuming jury trials.

  • "What’s fair in love and war: Divorce in a volatile market," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 5). MBA member Maria L. Remillard wrote an article guiding practitioners on how to craft divorce settlements during the pandemic.

In Other News

Articles, blogs and other news recently shared on the Massachusetts Bar Association's social media sites.

"SJC expands insanity defense to include chronic alcohol or substance abuse," The Boston Globe (Oct. 7), via @GlobeMetro.

"3 Massachusetts courthouses close down temporarily after employees test positive for COVID-19," MassLive (Oct. 6), via @masslivenews.

"SJC opens October sitting with tribute to Gants," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Oct. 5), via @masslw.

"Self-care strategies: Updates for the legal profession," Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (Sept. 29), via @LCL_MassLawyers.

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