Massachusetts Bar Association

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Massachusetts Bar Association
MassBarSeal.png
Founded1911 (Incorporation)
TypeBar Association
Location
Area served
Law
Websitewww.massbar.org
Massachusetts Bar Association building on West Street in Boston

The Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) is a voluntary, non-profit bar association in Massachusetts with a headquarters on West Street in Boston's Downtown Crossing. The MBA also has a Western Massachusetts office.

The purpose of the MBA is to serve the legal profession and the public by promoting the administration of justice, legal education, professional excellence and respect for the law.[1] The MBA represents a diverse[clarification needed] group of attorneys, judges and legal professionals across the commonwealth.

Membership[edit]

The Massachusetts Bar Association holds an annual gala in March. In 2006, Joe Biden, then the United States senator from Delaware and in 2020 is the president-elect, was the keynote speaker. He met with lawyers including Marsha Kazarosian (in photo).

Any member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in good standing may become a member of the Association. Only members may vote and hold office in the Association.

Membership dues vary depending on how long an attorney has practiced, with special consideration given to particular areas of law, including legal services attorneys.

Any member of the MBA who has been admitted to the bar for 50 years, and is a current member in good standing shall automatically become a life member of the MBA and be exempt from paying annual dues.

Presidents[2][edit]

  • Denise I. Murphy, Westwood (2020–2021)
  • John J. Morrissey, Braintree (2019–2020)
  • Christopher A. Kenney, Boston (2018–2019)
  • Christopher P. Sullivan, Boston (2017–2018)
  • Jeffrey N. Catalano, Boston (2016–2017)
  • Robert W. Harnais, Quincy (2015–2016)
  • Marsha Kazarosian, Haverhill (2014–2015)
  • Douglas K. Sheff, Boston (2013–2014)
  • Robert L. Holloway, Jr., Peabody (2012–2013)
  • Richard P. Campbell, Boston (2011–2012)
  • Denise Squillante, Fall River (2010–2011)
  • Valerie Yarashus, Boston (2009–2010)
  • Edward McIntyre, Clinton (2008–2009)
  • David W. White Jr., Boston (2007–2008)
  • Mark Mason, Springfield (2006–2007)
  • Warren Fitzgerald, Boston (2005–2006)
  • Kathleen M. O'Donnell, Lowell (2004–2005)
  • Richard C. Van Nostrand, Worcester (2003–2004)
  • Joseph P.J. Vrabel, Framingham (2002–2003)
  • Carol A.G. DiMento, Swampscott (2001–2002)
  • Edward P. Ryan Jr., Fitchburg (2000–2001)
  • Jeffrey L. McCormick, Springfield (1999–2000)
  • Camille F. Sarrouf, Boston (1998–1999)
  • Marylin A. Beck, Dedham (1997–1998)
  • Kenneth J. Vacovec, Newton (1996–1997)
  • James S. Dilday, Boston (1995–1996)
  • Kay H. Hodge, Boston (1994–1995)
  • Michael E. Mone, Boston (1993–1994)
  • Elaine M. Epstein, Brockton (1992–1993)
  • Daniel C. Crane, Cambridge (1991–1992)
  • Leo V. Boyle, Boston (1990–1991)
  • Charles B. Swartwood III, Worcester (1989–1990)
  • Thomas F. Maffei, Melrose (1988–1989)
  • James M. Callahan, Northampton (1987–1988)
  • Alice E. Richmond, Boston (1986–1987)
  • Michael S. Greco, Boston (1985–1986)
  • Richard G. Hoffman, Walpole (1984–1985)
  • William E. Bernstein, Worcester (1983–1984)
  • Daniel O. Mahoney, Boston (1982–1983)
  • Thomas J. Wynn, Taunton (1981–1982)
  • Richard D. Gelinas, Springfield (1980–1981)
  • Waynes A. Budd, Boston (1979–1980)
  • Roy A. Hammer, Boston (1978–1979)
  • Raymond J. Kenney Jr., Boston (1977–1978)
  • Paul R. Sugarman, Boston (1976–1977)
  • Charles Y. Wadsworth, Boston (1975–1976)
  • Charles J. Kickham Jr., Brookline (1974–1975)
  • Frederick G. Fisher Jr., Boston (1973–1974)
  • Berge C. Tashjian, Worcester (1972–1973)
  • Richard K. Donahue, Lowell (1970–1972)
  • Philip L. Sisk, Lynn (1968–1970)
  • Paul A. Tamburello, Pittsfield (1966–1968)
  • Walter H. McLaughlin, Boston (1964–1966)
  • Livingston Hall, Cambridge (1963–1964)
  • Laurence H. Lougee, Worcester (1962–1963)
  • Harold Horvitz, Boston (1960–1962)
  • Gerald P. Walsh, New Bedford (1959–1960)
  • Raymond F. Barrett, Quincy (1957–1959)
  • Joseph Schneider, Boston (1955–1957)
  • Robert W. Bodfish, Longmeadow (1953–1955)
  • Samuel P. Sears, Newton (1950–1953)
  • Richard Wait, Harvard (1948–1950)
  • Louis S. Cox, Lawrence (1947–1948)
  • Edward O. Proctor, Newton (1944–1947)
  • Mayo A. Shattuck, Hingham (1941–1944)
  • Joseph Wiggin, Boston (1939–1941)
  • Henry R. Mayo, Lynn (1936–1939)
  • Nathan P. Avery, Holyoke (1932–1936)
  • Frederick N. Wier, Lowell (1931–1932)
  • Frederick W. Mansfield, Boston (1928–1931)
  • George R. Nutter, Boston (1927–1928)
  • Ernest H. Vaughan, Worcester (1926–1927)
  • Franklin G. Fessenden, Greenfield (1925–1926)
  • George L. Mayberry, Waltham (1924–1925)
  • Thomas W. Proctor, Newton (1923–1924)
  • Thomas Hovey Gage, Worcester (1922–1923)
  • Addison L. Green, Holyoke (1921–1922)
  • Edward W. Hutchins, Boston (1920–1921)
  • Frederick P. Fish, Brookline (1920–1921)
  • John W. Cummings, Fall River (1918–1919)
  • Arthur Lord, Plymouth (1917–1918)
  • Charles E. Hibbard, Pittsfield (1916–1917)
  • Henry N. Sheldon, Boston (1915–1916)
  • Hebert Parker, Lancaster (1914–1915)
  • Moorfield Storey, Boston (1913–1914)
  • John C. Hammond, Northampton (1912–1913)
  • Charles W. Clifford, New Bedford (1911–1912)
  • Alfred Hemenway, Boston (1910–1911)
  • Richard Olney, Boston (1909–1910)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Article II, Massachusetts Bar Association Bylaws".
  2. ^ "A Century of MBA Presidents". Massachusetts Lawyers Journal. Boston: Massachusetts Bar Association; The Warren Group. XVIII (5): 8. January 2011.

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