Issue September 2010

Celebrating a century of service

The heritage of the past is the seed that brings forth the harvest of the future."
-Unknown, inscribed on the National Archives building in Washington D.C.

I stand on the strong shoulders of the past leaders of the Massachusetts Bar Association who have blazed the remarkable trail before me to continue the association's timeless mission.

State Budget Cuts Leave Courts Few Options

As the Trial Court Department considers drastic cost-cutting recommendations to move and consolidate more than a dozen courthouses statewide, concerns have been raised about the impact the changes would have.

A decision is expected this fall, and anxiety is rising.

Longtime MBA champion to take helm

Denise Squillante is widely recognized as one of the Massachusetts Bar Association's most vocal ambassadors. A self-described "main street lawyer" from southeastern Massachusetts, Squillante has steadily worked through the volunteer ranks to now lead the MBA through its centennial-year celebration.