49 Photos - Feb 4, 2014
Photo: United in their mission to lobby for increased funding for civil legal aid, there was a line of attorneys out the door of the Massachusetts State House for Walk to the Hill 2014.Photo: Members of the BBA met for a breakfast before heading across the street to the State House -- but not before retweeting the Equal Justice Coalition's note about attending Walk to the Hill 2014.Photo: Elizabeth Soule (MetroWest Legal Services Exec. Director), Rahsaan Hall (Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights), and BBA Director of Government Relations Kathleen Joyce.Photo: BBA President Paul Dacier, BBA President-Elect Julia Huston, and Justice Ralph Gants (Supreme Judicial Court).Photo: Chief Justice Roderick Ireland (Supreme Judicial Court), BBA President-Elect Julia Huston, and BBA President Paul Dacier.Photo: BBA Council member Jeff Pyle (Prince Lobel), BBA President-Elect Julia Huston, Bruce Falby (DLA Piper), and Peter Ball (Sally & Fitch).Photo: Chair of the Equal Justice Coalition John Carroll (Meehan Boyle) speaks with BBA President Paul Dacier.Photo: BBA President Paul Dacier and BBA Council member Diana Lloyd (Choate Hall & Stewart).Photo: Dan Goldberg (Bingham McCutchen) and BBA President Paul Dacier.Photo: BBA Council member Deb Manus (Nutter McClennen & Fish), BBA President Paul Dacier, BBA President-Elect Julia Huston, BBA Council members Tony Froio (Robins Kaplan) and Jeff Pyle (Prince Lobel), and BBA Immediate Past President J.D. Smeallie (Holland & Knight).Photo: BBA President Paul Dacier and Leo Boyle (Meehan Boyle Black & Bogdanow).Photo: Chief Justice Roderick Ireland (Supreme Judicial Court) shares a laugh with BBA President Paul Dacier.Photo: BBA Council members Deb Manus (Nutter McClennen & Fish), Tony Froio (Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi), and Jeff Pyle (Prince Lobel) with BBA President Paul Dacier.Photo: SABA Greater Boston President Gauri Punjabi (Mintz Levin), BBA President Paul Dacier, and SABA Greater Boston Vice-President Hinna Upal (Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs).Photo: MLAC Executive Director Lonnie Powers, Chief Justice Roderick Ireland (Supreme Judicial Court), Rahsaan Hall (Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights), Sandy Moskowitz (Davis Malm & D'Agostine), and BBA President Paul Dacier.Photo: BBA President Paul Dacier meets Elizabeth Soule (Executive Director, MetroWest Legal Services).Photo: Sandy Moskowitz (Davis Malm) & Mike Bogdanow (Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow).Photo: BBA President Paul Dacier, Chief Justice Roderick Ireland (Supreme Judicial Court), BBA Council members Tony Froio (Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi) and Jeff Pyle (Prince Lobel), and BBA Past President J.D. Smeallie.Photo: BBA Past President J.D. Smeallie (Holland & Knight), Betsy Soule (MetroWest Legal Services), and BBA President Paul Dacier.Photo: BBA Council member Christine Netski (Sugarman Rogers Barshak & Cohen) with BBA Past President J.D. Smeallie (Holland & Knight).Photo: Martin Healy (COO, MBA), BBA President Paul Dacier, and BBA President-Elect Julia Huston.Photo: The Walk to the Hill contingent from the Boston Bar Association's New Lawyers and Solo/Small Firm Sections.Photo: Equal Justice Coalition Chair John Carroll (Meehan Boyle) opened the program for the hundreds of attorneys present.Photo: Chief Justice Roderick Ireland (Supreme Judicial Court) addressed the crowd about the importance of increased civil legal aid, especially in the context of the courts.Photo: The crowd listened with rapt attention to the critical perspective of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court.Photo: MBA President Doug Sheff (Sheff Law) also addressed the crowd.Photo: BBA President Paul Dacier spoke about the necessity of legal services in Boston.Photo: Ensuring access to legal services by those who need them most, explained President Dacier, and providing adequate funding for them, shows a commitment to equal access to justice for all.Photo: To wrap up the program, Charlotte Julce, a recipient of civil legal aid, told the story about an attempted illegal foreclosure of her family home, and how legal services prevented this injustice from happening.Photo: Charlotte's speech received a standing ovation, led by Justice Ralph Gants of the Supreme Judicial Court (right).Photo: Jacquelynne Bowman, the Executive Director of Greater Boston Legal Services, went over the packet of materials every attorney received to show to their senators and representatives.Photo: Justice Nan Duffly (SJC) and BBA President-Elect Julia Huston.Photo: BBA President Paul Dacier, Justice Nan Duffly (SJC), and BBA President-Elect Julia Huston.Photo: Senator Karen Spilka and BBA President Paul Dacier.Photo: Foley Hoag Co-Managing Partner William Kolb, BBA President Paul Dacier, and Supreme Judicial Court Justice Ralph Gants.Photo: Justice Nan Duffly (Supreme Judicial Court), Charlotte Julce, Justice Ralph Gants (Supreme Judicial Court), and BBA President Paul Dacier.Photo: BBA President Paul Dacier; Federal Bar Association (MA Chapter) President Michelle Schaffer; MBA President Douglas Sheff; MA Employment Lawyers Association President David Belfort; and MAHA President Jessica Massey.Photo: Edwards Wildman Managing Partner Matthew McTygue and GBLS Executive Director Jacquelynne Bowman.Photo: BBA President Paul Dacier and MBA President Doug Sheff.Photo: Representative David Linsky and BBA President Paul Dacier.Photo: BBA President Paul Dacier, with BBA Director of Government Relations Kathleen Joyce, had an earnest conversation with Representative Linsky about the struggles the courts end up facing due to inadequate civil legal aid.Photo: BBA President-Elect Julia Huston sat down with Representative Alice Peisch and showed her some of the telling materials about the need for increased civil legal aid in Massachusetts.Photo: BBA President-Elect Julia Huston and Representative Alice Peisch.Photo: BBA President Paul Dacier ran into Senator Richard Ross and took the opportunity to ask him about increased funding for civil legal aid.Photo: Chief of Staff for Senator Ross Maryanne Jefferson, Senator Richard Ross, BBA Director of Government Relations Kathleen Joyce, and BBA President Paul Dacier.Photo: More than 500 attorneys showed up to "Walk to the Hill."Photo: Representative Aaron Petrucelli (far left) entertained a whole crowd of lobbying attorneys in his offices.Photo: Michael Sugar (Lobel, Neue & Till) and Kate Swartz (Torres, Scammon & Day) had a productive meeting with Representative Tackey Chan.Photo: BBA President-Elect Julia Huston's meeting with Senator Michael Barrett ended on a high note.