Issue September 2012

Incoming MBA President Robert Holloway Jr. and the lessons of music

When Robert Holloway Jr. tried out for the all-male Glee Club at Amherst College in his freshman year in 1964, he applied as a first tenor. The first tenor is usually the smallest group in a four-part male chorus because of the demand to hit the highest notes. The fallback was second tenor, which is easier to sing. Holloway vied for the smaller group to increase his chances of getting accepted.  "He would have gotten picked, anyway," says Amherst classmate and friend John Stifler, who now teaches economics at UMass-Amherst. "I was interested that he had such a pragmatic approach to the whole thing."

Legislative News

The dog days of summer brought along an active bill signing period. Gov. Deval  L. Patrick signed two bills that the Massachusetts Bar Association has been closely monitoring and lobbying for.

We’re in it together

The Massachusetts Bar Association has a long and proud history. I am honored to commence my service as president of this great organization and thank everyone for this wonderful opportunity

Section leadership begins work for 2012-13 association year MBA officer slate

The chairs and vice chairs of the MBA's 17 sections and Young Lawyers Division have been selected and will convene council meeting beginning in September. Section councils were invited to an orientation program at the MBA offices in mid-August. The program provided the information and direction necessary for the volunteer leaders to hit the ground running with the onset of the 2012-13 association year on Sept. 1.