Bar Bulletin Board

Issue July/August 2009

Community Service Award given to Hampden County task force

The Massachusetts Bar Association's Community Service Award was presented to the Hampden County Bar Association's Foreclosure Task Force on June 18. MBA Regional Delegate Mary Jo Kennedy presented the award to attorneys and HCBA Foreclosure Task Force representatives Eugene B. Berman and Justin H. Dion at the Hampden County Bar Association's Annual Dinner, which was held at the Springfield Sheraton.

Barnstable Bar family law seminar

Family law practitioners from Barnstable and Plymouth counties gathered at the Barnstable District Court on June 4 for a panel discussion entitled, "The Ethical Knots Encountered in Family Law Litigation and Mediation and How to Unravel Them."

Hosted by the Family Law Committee of the Barnstable Bar Association, the seminar featured a wide-ranging discussion between attorneys Mark I. Berson and Michael Fredrickson on the myriad of ethical issues that arise regularly in family law cases.

Berson, a private practitioner in Greenfield, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a former member of the Board of Bar Overseers and a former chair of the Clients' Security Board. Fredrickson is the general counsel to the Board of Bar Overseers and counsel to the Clients' Security Board.

A reception at the Barnstable Tavern followed the seminar.