Issue January 2013

Thoughts regarding the holidays and the new year

As I write this column in December in the midst of the holiday season, my thoughts turn to family, friends, colleagues and the imminent new year. Running and playing piano also have a prominent role.

My 30-something-year-old daughter Kate enthusiastically re-engaged in recreational and fitness running and signed me up for the Festivus 5K in Salem, held on Dec. 9. Kate and I traversed the lovely waterside course, and she beat me handily, of course, as I plodded along at a slightly under 12-minute mile pace. You can look up my time online if you wish.

My Bar Access launch means enhanced member-to-member interaction

The Massachusetts Bar Association last month launched My Bar Access, an online community exclusive the MBA member that replaces the Section/Division portion of the MBA website. The growing number of members who have taken simple steps to set up profiles and use the online community have shared positive feedback.

Just the judge for the job

It was a particularly poignant session of Norfolk County Veteran's Treatment Court on Tuesday, November 13 for the defendants appearing in front of the Hon. Mary Hogan Sullivan at Dedham District Court. Just two days following the observance of Veterans Day, these men were there as part of their weekly mandated appearances, but also received recognition for their service, thanks to Sullivan.

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