Issue July 2010

Law à la Carte: Limited Assistance Representation's impact on the court system and lawyers

When Limited Access Representation was first introduced in Massachusetts about a decade ago, the legal system pushed back hard. Judges resisted it because they wanted to see consistency in legal representation in cases from beginning to end. Attorneys feared it would draw business away. And you've all heard the saying, "He who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client."

That was then, this is now.

Key items still unresolved as legislative session comes to a close

As the formal portion of the legislative session winds down, two issues vital to the Massachusetts Bar Association remain unsettled at the Statehouse.

'The paramount moral challenge' for this century

In completing my term as the eighth woman president of the MBA, I have the unique privilege of passing the gavel to another woman. This is the first time a woman will succeed another woman as president in the association's 100-year history.