JUDICIAL COURT STANDING COMMITTEE ON PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICES
PRO BONO PUBLICO AWARDS
Boston, MA—On behalf of the Supreme Judicial
Court Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services, SJC Justice
Francis X. Spina presented Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards to
Newton Attorney Michael G. Paris, the New Bedford law firm
of Stanford & Schall, and the Women's Bar Foundation at
a ceremony in the SJC Courtroom on June 4. The second annual
presentation of the Awards, named in honor of John Adams and
John Quincy Adams, was made in recognition of the recipients'
outstanding commitment to providing volunteer legal assistance
to the poor and disadvantaged. SJC Chief Justice Margaret H.
Marshall, Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey, and Committee Chair
Mary K. Ryan, a partner in the Boston law firm of Nutter McClennen & Fish
LLP, also spoke during the ceremony. In the photo, from left,
are Attorney Antoinette E.M. Leoney, President of the Women's
Bar Foundation; Attorney Paris, a partner in the Boston law
firm of Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels LLP; Attorney Elisabeth
J. Medvedow, Executive Director of the Women's Bar Foundation;
Chief Justice Marshall; Lieutenant Governor Healey; Attorney
Irene Schall; Attorney Roger Stanford; and Justice Spina.