MBA teams with The Warren Group for revamped Lawyers Journal next month

Issue February 2010

The Massachusetts Bar Association announces that it has entered an agreement with The Warren Group to produce the association's flagship publication, Lawyers Journal. The Boston-based publisher will begin publishing the largest-circulation legal newspaper in Massachusetts beginning with the March issue.

"Our new collaboration with The Warren Group allows us to expand upon the editorial and business base of Lawyers Journal," said MBA President Valerie A. Yarashus. "As the largest statewide bar association in the commonwealth, we look forward to taking the journal to the next level for our members."

The Warren Group is the publisher of Banker & Tradesman, an award-winning weekly newspaper serving the financial services and real estate industry, as well as more than 20 other specialty magazines.

"We're excited to be working with the Mass. Bar," said Vincent M. Valvo, group publisher and editor-in-chief at The Warren Group. "Together, our mission is to take this successful publication and bring it to even greater prominence."

Locally, The Warren Group also produces publications for the Massachusetts Bankers Association, the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, the Family Business Association and the Homebuilders Association of Massachusetts. The family-owned company began publishing in Boston in 1872.

Lawyers Journal will be part of The Warren Group's Custom Publishing division. Despite troubles plaguing other publishers, revenues for The Warren Group's Custom Publishing division have grown by double digits in each of the past two years. In 2008, revenues grew more than 30 percent, and in 2009, they rose another 20 percent.