Hampden County Bar Association Serving Lawyers, the Justice System and the Public
Hampden County Bar Association
P.O. Box 559 · 50 State Street
Springfield, MA 01102-0559
P: (413) 732-4660
F: (413) 732-6882
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Hampden County Bar Association

Springfield Juvenile, Housing Court

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Welcome to the Hampden County Bar Association! Dues Renewal Invoices have been sent to all members and are due this week.  If you did not receive one, please contact our office via email
Now included with your membership is access to Casemaker, a comprehensive legal research program.  We will be organizing some online webinars to familiarize you with their services in the next few weeks.  Once you log into the HCBA website you will see a link for Casemaker.*

 

 

*Some reduced rate membership categories excluded. 

Palmer District Court

For Attorneys & Judiciary

The Hampden County Bar Association is one of the oldest professional organizations in the Commonwealth. Our long-standing traditions of quality and service to our members and the community help us sustain a strong, active membership.

If you are already a member, log on to our members-only section to enjoy our online directories, newsletters, and weekly updates.

Membership in the HCBA is open to any attorney or judge living or working in Hampden County, Massachusetts. If you’re considering membership click below for more information.

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Check out the online Pictorial Directory.

Chicopee District Court

For Law Students

The Hampden County Bar Association is pleased to offer honorary membership to students currently attending or enrolled in law school. Becoming involved early in a local bar association is a great opportunity for networking, access to practical day-to-day educational programs and can be key to your success.

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Hampden County Superior Court

For the Public

The Hampden County Bar Association is pleased to offer a variety of programs and services to the public through our committees and sections. We cooperate with many other community organizations to help ensure that all citizens have equal access to justice.  Click "explore more" for information about our

  • Lawyer Referral & Information Service
  • Lawyer for the Day Programs
  • Fee Arbitrations
  • Veteran's Initiative, and more.

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Of Interest

Welcome to the newest members of the Hampden County Bar Association!

Nicholas D. Amanti, Esquire - Fitzgerald Attorneys At Law, P.C.
Tyson A. Fung, ​Esquire - Hampden County District Attorney's Office
Michele I. Kunitz, Esquire - Barings, LLC
Kristina M. Kurlanski, Esquire - Lyon & Fitzpatrick, LLP
Peter M. Murphy, Esquire
Susan Garcia Nofi, Esquire - Central West Justice Center

Michael J. O'Connor, Esquire - MassMutual Law Division
Susan S. O'Connor, Esquire - Health New England

Denise M. Tremblay, Esquire - Morrison Mahoney, LLP
Susan M. Turcotte, Esquire

 

Race Judicata: A Run for the Bar

The Hampden County Bar Association will hold the  4th Annual 5K Run/Walk Race Judicata: A Run for the Bar at the Ashley Reservoir, Holyoke, MA., on Sunday, October 1, 2017.  Registration is at 9:00 am, and a start at 11:00 am. Proceeds raised from this year's event will benefit the Children's Law Project and the Colonel Archer B. Battista Veterans Memorial Scholarship.  Please join us with your family and friends to raise money for these great causes. If you are interested in sponsoring this event (all donations are tax deductible) please click here for sponsorship opportunities.  Click here to register online with RaceWire! 

LEGAL HELP HOTLINE- THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 4:00-7:00 PM.

The Hampden County Bar Association Lawyer Referral & Information Service will hold a Legal Help Hotline, in conjunction with the Hampden County Legal Clinic and Western New England School of Law, on Thursday, September 21, 2017, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Western New England School of Law, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA. 

Members of the public can call (413) 796-2057 to speak to an experienced, local attorney FREE of charge! Attorneys with expertise in all legal areas including Landlord/Tenant, Divorce and Family Law, Bankruptcy, Collections, Probate (Wills & Estates), Criminal and more will be available to speak with. Spanish speaking attorneys will also be available. 

Pro Bono Director Position

The Hampden County Bar Association seeks a Pro Bono Director (“Director”), to assist in fulfilling its commitment to providing pro bono services for the residents of Hampden County.  The Director will oversee and manage existing pro bono programs, develop new pro bono programs, encourage and facilitate pro bono activity across the local legal profession, and ensure that pro bono activity under the auspices of the Hampden County Legal Clinic meets the highest standards of excellence and professionalism.  Click here for more information.

Protecting our Protectors Program - Volunteers Needed

The Hampden County Bar Association invites our members to help with a new pro bono effort, Protecting Our Protectors, through which the HCBA will provide basic estate planning services to qualifying first responders and U.S. military veterans.  The Hampden County Bar Association will provide logistical, administrative, and subject matter support; all we ask of you is your time and effort.  Our first project will take place in late summer/early fall when we will draft will packages for homeless veterans who will be permanently housed in Soldier On's new facility in Agawam.  To learn more about this pro bono opportunity, please contact Attorney Caroline Murray or Attorney Katie McDonough.  To sign up directly, please email Jaime Morrow at the Hampden County Bar Association Legal Clinic.  

HCBA Sponsorship Opportunities

The Hampden County Bar Association offers a variety of annual sponsorship levels. These packages offer a clear picture of how your company can benefit while making an impact on our legal community and the services we are able to offer the public. Depending on the package you choose, your company will be prominently recognized in our event promotions such as email blasts and notices, as well as in our monthly newsletter. Website links are also available. HCBA sponsorships are an excellent vehicle to consider when it comes to marketing your company's products and services. Please click here for more information regarding our Sponsorship Packages.

Should our sponsorship opportunities not fit your marketing plan or budget, the association encourages you to consider other forms of participation and we would be happy to discuss your needs.

Members Spotlight

Attorney Michael FrazeeAttorney Michael A. Frazee has been a practicing family law attorney for over 20 years.  He is one of only a handful of attorneys who have been a panel member of the Children’s Law Project since its inception almost 20 years ago.  As such he regularly represents children in high conflict cases involving pro se litigants.  As a panel member he takes on at least one pro bono case each year.  Several years ago when CLP funding  decreased due to the economy, Attorney Frazee offered to bill the program for court appearances only and continues to do so.  Attorney Frazee has mentored several new panel members over the years and is always willing to help out with trainings, as a presenter or moderator.

In addition, he has served as a Guardian Ad Litem in custody and visitation cases for over 15 years. Michael has been mediating family and divorce issues for over 10 years. He is a member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators and he has been a frequent panelist for a variety of family law seminars sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.

Kudos to Attorney Frazee for already registering to participate in Race Judicata:  A Run for the Bar which is a fundraiser to benefit the Children’s Law Project!  

Find a Lawyer Join / Renew Sponsors Sustaining Members
ROBERT H. ASTOR, ESQ.
BACON WILSON, P.C.
HONORABLE GEORGE N. BEAUREGARD
JONATHAN D. BENNETT
KRISTINA N. BORDIERI, ESQ.
RICHARD T. BROWN, ESQ.
LANCE S. CHAVIN
CONNOR & MORNEAU, LLP
HONORABLE PHILIP A. CONTANT
HONORABLE REBEKAH J. CRAMPTON-KAMUKALA
DENNIS F. DESMARAIS
HONORABLE PATRICIA M. DUNBAR
HONORABLE LINDA S. FIDNICK
HELENA S. FRIEDMAN, ESQ.
DANIEL P GARVEY
HONORABLE ANNE M. GEOFFRION
ALFRED J. GEOFFRION, JR., ESQ.
HONORABLE WILLIAM P. HADLEY
HONORABLE ROBERT L. HOWARTH
HONORABLE ELIZABETH D. KATZ
HONORABLE C. JEFFREY KINDER
DAVID A. LADIZKI
PAUL G. LALONDE
LORI A. LANDERS-CARVALHO, ESQ.
LAW OFFICES OF ATTORNEY JOSEPH M. PACELLA
LAW OFFICES OF JENNIFER THORN
STANLEY R. LIGHT, ESQ.
GARY B. LIQUORI
DAVID L. LORENZI
HONORABLE MARIE E. LYONS
HONORABLE MARK D. MASON
PETER D. MAZZA
HONORABLE EDWARD J. McDONOUGH, JR.
JOHN P. McKENNA, ESQ.
RANDY J. MILOU
KEITH A. MINOFF, ESQ.
HONORABLE WILLIAM J. O'GRADY
HONORABLE TINA S. PAGE
HONORABLE GAIL L. PERLMAN
STEPHEN J. PHILLIPS, ESQ.
HONORABLE ELIZABETH PORADA
CHRISTOPHER D. REAVEY, ESQ.
JOHN L. ROBERTS, ESQ.
CATHERINE Z. ROSSI, ESQ.
HONORABLE MARY-LOU RUP
HONORABLE PATRICK S. SABBS
HONORABLE DAVID G. SACKS
HONORABLE PETER A. VELIS
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF LAW

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