Issue July 2015

Stand with the bar that stands with you

The Massachusetts Bar Association means different things to different people.

We have very active members for whom the MBA is an integral part of their professional lives -- from MBA leaders to CLE faculty members to members who just enjoy participating in as many MBA programs and events as possible.

For others, the MBA is more of a complement to their practice. Some belong to the MBA because of the practical tools we offer, such as our FREE CLE programs. Some take advantage of the top-notch insurance offered by the MBA Insurance Agency: one of the most trusted insurance agencies for lawyers in the commonwealth. And many members just appreciate the networking opportunities or the ability to bounce questions off of other similarly situated lawyers in their sections via My Bar Access.

Whatever your reason for joining, there is a place for you at the MBA.

MBA advocates for the bar at state hearings

The Massachusetts Bar Association continues to be the preeminent voice in the commonwealth for speaking up for the legal profession and improving the administration of justice. Over the last several weeks, MBA members have testified at state hearings on mandatory minimums, workers' compensation issues and more.

Five members to be honored at Volunteer Recognition Dinner

Five Massachusetts Bar Association members will be recognized for their outstanding service at the MBA Volunteer Recognition Dinner on July 22 at Lombardo's in Randolph.

Melissa A. Conner, Peter T. Elikann, Lisa M. Rico and Damian J. Turco will each be presented with the Volunteer Recognition Award, which salutes members who volunteer substantial time and effort to the mission, program and/or publications of the MBA or otherwise enhance the organization in a significant way.

Mina S. Makarious will receive the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, which is given to a young lawyer who has demonstrated outstanding character, leadership and legal achievement, and has contributed service to the community. The recipient of the award must be a member of the MBA who has been in practice for fewer than 10 years and who has made a significant contribution to the legal profession.