MBA celebrates Law Day with events statewide

Issue July 2011

Elder Law Education Program reaches 100 + senior groups

In honor of Law Day each May since 1988, the Elder Law Education Program has matched attorneys with senior citizens' service agencies throughout the commonwealth to make free presentations about the law.

This year, 90 attorneys presented to more than 110 senior centers and councils on aging located throughout the commonwealth. Due to the generosity of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Insurance Agency, the MBA was able to update and expand "Taking Control of Your Future: A Legal Checkup," a resource guide that was distributed to all participating centers, councils and agencies at no cost.

The guide contained information on a wide range of legal issues affecting the lives of seniors and allowed participating agencies to host a presentation on any topic included in the guide. The MBA especially thanks the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and attorney Alex L. Moschella for their generous contribution to the program and the elder law guide.

Law Day Program in Lynn engages students

For the first time, Lynn District Court and Lynn Juvenile Court celebrated Law Day together, in the council chambers of Lynn City Hall.

The May 2 program, which was also sponsored by the Greater Lynn Bar Association, included contests for both essays and art. The featured speaker was Lynn attorney Hugh W. Samson. Certificates of merit were presented to each of the 117 students who participated.

As part of the event, recognition was also given to Essex County high schools that participated in the MBA's 26th Annual Statewide High School Mock Trial Program. The high schools were:

  • Lynn Classical High School
  • Lynn English High School
  • Marblehead High School