Bar leaders visit Washington for ABA Day

Issue May/June 2017

Massachusetts Bar Association President Jeffrey N. Catalano, President-elect Christopher P. Sullivan and Director of Policy and Operations Lee Constantine participated in American Bar Association Day in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, April 26.

ABA Day gathers bar leaders from across the country to lobby their congressional delegations on issues of importance to the organized bar, including increased funding for the Legal Services Corporation. The Massachusetts team, which also included Boston Bar Association leaders, met with members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, including Rep. Michael Capuano (Massachusetts-7th).

During the ABA Awards Dinner at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington on April 25, the Massachusetts delegation members were on hand to honor Rep. Joseph Kennedy (Massachusetts-4th), who received the ABA Justice Award for his work in Congress to ensure access to justice. The MBA and BBA nominated Kennedy for the award in recognition of his strong advocacy and support for the civil justice system and his efforts to eliminate discrimination.

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