July 16, 2014

The Boston Bar Association (BBA) has announced that it will honor the Statewide Task Force to Expand Civil Legal Aid in Massachusetts at this year's Annual Meeting. The Task Force was established in 2013 to examine the unmet need for civil legal aid across the state and determine the most cost-effective ways to address it, and their report is expected to be released in mid-September.

The BBA Annual Meeting will take place on September 12, 2014 at the Westin Copley Place, and will feature keynote speaker Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent at the New York Times, as well as the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Edward J. Barshak of Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C. For more about the event, click here.

The following members of the Task Force, as well as the firms that provided pro bono services for the report, will be honored with the BBA President's Award:

J.D. Smeallie  - Chair
Holland & Knight LLP
Former BBA President

Susan Alexander
Biogen Idec Inc.

Lawrence Bacow
Former President, Tufts University
Manisha Bhatt
Greater Boston Legal Services

Jonathan Chiel
Fidelity Investments

Hon. Martha Coakley
Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Katherine Cook
The Office of the Governor

Paul Dacier
EMC Corporation
BBA President

Lawrence S. DiCara
Nixon Peabody LLP

Russell Engler
New England Law | Boston
Hon. John V. Fernandes
State Representative, Massachusetts House of Representatives, Tenth Worcester District

Robert L. Holloway Jr.
MacLean, Holloway, Doherty, Ardiff & Morse PC
Former President of the Massachusetts Bar Association

Sheila Hubbard
Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association

James C. Kennedy
Chief Legal Counsel, Massachusetts House of Representatives

Joan Lukey
Ropes & Gray LLP 

Hon. Richard McMahon
Justice, Probate and Family Court, Bristol County

Martha Minow
Dean of Harvard Law School

Alice Moore
Counsel, Massachusetts Senate

Susan Murley
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Joseph Nauman
Acushnet Company

Lon Povich
BJ's Wholesale Club
Lonnie Powers
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation

Mary Puma
Axcelis Technologies

Faye Rachlin
Community Legal Aid

Elizabeth Soule
MetroWest Legal Services

Veronica Turner
1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

Hon. David Weingarten
First Justice, Boston Municipal Court, Roxbury Division

Hon. Jim Welch
State Senator, Massachusetts State Senate, Hampden District
Alvarez & Marsal

Analysis Group

NERA Economic Consulting