Issue November/December 2016

New guidelines seek return of civility and professionalism

"One of the most important responsibilities of all lawyers and judges is to protect and promote the integrity and respectability of the legal profession." These are the opening words of the preamble to the Massachusetts Bar Association's new Civility and Professionalism Guidelines, which have become the focus of a series of statewide forums aimed at reaffirming the bar's commitment to these important principles.

Civil rights here and now!

In his President's View column, MBA President Jeffrey N. Catalano addresses what the MBA is doing to ensure that the civil rights of fellow attorneys and the citizens of Massachusetts are protected.

State of the Judiciary speakers address court successes, challenges

Court leaders, legislators and bar leaders gathered for the annual State of the Judiciary Address on Oct. 20, presented by the Massachusetts Bar Association, where they heard speeches from MBA President Jeffrey N. Catalano, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants, Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey and Trial Court Administrator Lewis H. "Harry" Spence.

Four Massachusetts leaders highlight inaugural Leadership Academy training session

The MBA's Leadership Academy hosted its first "Profiles in Leadership" training session for 21 fellows selected for 2016-17 on Oct. 25 in Boston.

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