Bar Leadership Institute planned again for this fall

Issue May 2004

MBA President Richard C. Van Nostrand presents the MBA Community Service Award to David E. Sullivan, Hampshire County Register of Probate on March 17 at Union Station, Northampton.
MBA President-Elect Kathleen O'Donnell has decided the MBA once again will hold a Bar Leadership Institute for the association's affiliated bars.

The event is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 29 at the Warren Conference Center in Ashland and will provide bar leaders with networking opportunities as well as useful ideas and information for leading their associations.

Although the agenda is still being developed, there are plans to provide more opportunities for bar leaders to interact and to repeat some of the most popular panels and discussion sections.

Presidents, presidents-elect, and executive directors are invited to attend the event for free, and other board members may attend for a fee.

Several events are coming up soon for affiliated bars, including the following:

Women's Bar Foundation Annual Art Auction

May 6, 5:30-10:30 p.m.

Location: Bingham McCutchen, Boston

The auction benefits the Family Law Project for Battered Women, the Elder Law Project, the Framingham Project for Incarcerated Women and the Women's Lunch Place Project.

Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts 2004 Spring Seminar

May 10, 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Location: Sheraton Framingham Hotel

Program and registration information are posted on the REBA Web site at

Hampshire County Bar Association 5th Annual Move for Change

May 20, 4:30 p.m.

Location: Northampton District Court

5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk Benefiting Northampton Education Foundation, Amherst Area Education Alliance, Easthampton Learning Foundation, Excellence in Teaching (S. Hadley), and Hatfield Foundation for the Enhancement of Education.