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

The Audit and Finance Committee's purpose is to oversee and review the HCBA’s financial condition from time to time. The Audit and Finance Committee is also responsible for overseeing and reviewing the audit function, including coordinating with both management and the HCBA's accountant and bookkeeper. The Audit & Finance Committee will assist the President, Treasurer, and others in fulfilling their oversight responsibilities for the accounting, financial, and internal control process of the HCBA's audits of its financial statements. It shall recommend to the President and Treasurer either the retention of the current accountant or three qualified accountants as replacements of the current accountant.

Bench Bar

A number of standing bench bar committees serve to promote dialogue between lawyers and judges in the various Courts in Hampden County. The Bench Bar Committees represent the Federal Court, Superior Court, District Court, Housing Court, Bankruptcy Court, Probate and Family Court and Juvenile Court. These committees provide an invaluable service to improving the judicial process for lawyers and litigants.

By-Laws

The By-Laws Committee keeps a record of and takes action on all suggestions and proposals relating to a modification or change in the By-Laws from time to time; and prepares and submits to the membership of the HCBA for its consideration any change or amendment to the By-Laws that it deems necessary or advisable, such amendment to be made in accordance with the By-Laws.

Children's Law Project

The Hampden County Bar Association has received an IOLTA Grant from the Massachusetts Bar Foundation for funding of the HCBA Children’s Law Project since 1992. Through this program, children receive legal representation in Hampden County Probate and Family Court for an array of matters. The program is always looking for qualified HCBA members to represent these children.

Continuing Legal Education

The Continuing Legal Education Committee of the HCBA aims to maintain the HCBA’s role as the leader in continuing legal education by partnering with the HCBA’s entities and diverse membership to create and deliver high quality educational programs and services to our members and the legal profession. The programs include Brown Bag Lunches (criminal and civil), Experts in Residence, “How To”, and Practice Development.

Courthouse Advocacy

This committee was established due to the proposed new county courthouse and to have input into the process as an association representing our 1000 plus members who practice in the courthouse on a regular basis. The committee would be the voice of the HCBA on issues of relevance, such as lawyer conference rooms, security concerns, technology issues, etc. and hopefully ensure our presence in the new courthouse, assuming one is approved by the legislature.

Fee Arbitration

The Fee Arbitration Committee helps to resolve legal fee disputes between attorneys and their clients, former clients and other attorneys. This process addresses what is a fair and reasonable fee.

Lawyer Referral & Community Outreach

The purpose of the Lawyer Referral and Community Outreach Committee shall be to make legal services more available to the general public by providing a way in which any person may be referred to a member of the HCBA that participates in the HCBA’s LRIS. This purpose includes any and all Community Outreach. The Committee shall review and approve the operation, eligibility, and rules relating to LRIS, promote the use of the HCBA’s LRIS services in the community, and otherwise oversee the operation of the HCBA’s LRIS program.

Mediation & Arbitration

The Mediation & Arbitration Committee of the HCBA strives to serve as a resource for practitioners and the public with an emphasis on providing cost effective and expedient ADR and Arbitration. One of the main goals of the committee is to promote the use of mediation and arbitration through the HCBA.

Membership, Benefits, & Sponsorship

The Membership, Benefits & Sponsorship Committee is the HCBA’s advocate for all current and prospective members of the HCBA, ensuring that both HCBA mission and goals are met and that revenue is generated to continue the HCBA’s important work. The main goal of the Committee is to increase membership and sponsorships in the HCBA. The main duties of the Committee are to invite and welcome new members to the HCBA, actively solicit membership and organize and participate in HCBA social events in order to increase membership and promote active participation in the HCBA. The Committee is also responsible for the annual HCBA Golf Tournament.

Pro Bono

The mission of the Pro Bono Committee is to ensure access to justice through the expansion and enhancement of the delivery of legal and other law-related services to the underserved through volunteer efforts of legal professionals in Hampden County. The Committee fosters the development of pro bono programs and activities by law firms, bar associations, corporate legal departments, law schools, government attorney offices and others; analyzes the scope and function of pro bono programs; and proposes and reviews policy that affects lawyers' ability to provide pro bono legal services. The Committee is also charged with making recommendations to honor individual lawyers, law firms, law schools, government attorney offices, corporate law departments and other institutions in the legal profession for pro bono awards. This committee oversees the Lawyer for the Day Program and Legal Clinic.

Public Communications & Media Affairs

The Public Communications and Media Affairs Committee identifies and drafts public messages for significant issues and events of importance to the HCBA and lawyers with particular emphasis on issues identified by current, former, and future presidents of the HCBA. The goal is to anticipate issues that affect lawyers and the HCBA and to be prepared and comment on those issues. The committee also provides member input on public relations issues.

Technology

The Technology Committee advises and assists the HCBA staff and Board on the use of hardware, software, and technology in the day to day operations of the HCBA. The committee consults on the concept, design, implementation and content of all of the HCBA websites.

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HONORABLE WILLIAM H. ABRASHKIN
NANCY L. ALTOBELLI
ROBERT H. ASTOR, ESQ.
BACON WILSON, P.C.
WM. TRAVAUN BAILEY ESQ.
FREDERICK R. BARAN JR., ESQ.
HONORABLE GEORGE N. BEAUREGARD
JONATHAN D. BENNETT
MELISSA E. BODANZA, ESQ.
JAMES K. BODURTHA
KRISTINA N. BORDIERI, ESQ.
HONORABLE HENRY J. BOROFF
GEORGE E. BOURGUIGNON, JR., ESQ.
NATHAN A. BYRNES, ESQ.
SENATOR GALE D. CANDARAS
CRISTINA P. CARRIER, ESQ.
CAROL J. KANTANY CASARTELLO, ESQ.
CHARLES R. CASARTELLO, JR., ESQ.
KATHLEEN A. CAVANAUGH, ESQ.
PETRA I. CERVONI, ESQ.
JAMES R. CHANNING, ESQ.
LANCE S. CHAVIN
DAVID K. CHIVERS, ESQ.
KEVIN CHRISANTHOPOULOS, ESQ.
BERNARD S. COHEN
CONNOR & MORNEAU, LLP
HONORABLE PHILIP A. CONTANT
HONORABLE REBEKAH J. CRAMPTON-KAMUKALA
JANE E. CROSBY
JENNIFER MIDURA D'AMOUR, ESQ.
DENNIS F. DESMARAIS
JOHN M. DISCENZA, ESQ.
WILLIAM J. DOHERTY, ESQ.
HONORABLE PATRICIA M. DUNBAR
JOSEPH P. DUSEL, ESQ.
HONORABLE LOIS M. EATON
MARY K. EATON, ESQ.
MARGARET E. ECKERT
HONORABLE DINA E. FEIN
HONORABLE JOHN S. FERRARA
JACK J. FERRITER, ESQ.
HONORABLE LINDA S. FIDNICK
WILLIAM M. FITZGERALD, ESQ.
HONORABLE DANIEL A. FORD
HELENA S. FRIEDMAN, ESQ.
LAURA S. GENTILE, ESQ.
HONORABLE ANNE M. GEOFFRION
ALFRED J. GEOFFRION, JR., ESQ.
CLAUDETTE-JEAN GIRARD
HONORABLE ROBERT A. GORDON
HONORABLE JOHN M. GREANEY
KYLE R. GUELCHER, ESQ.
HONORABLE WILLIAM P. HADLEY
BART Q. HOLLANDER, ESQ.
HONORABLE ROBERT L. HOWARTH
GOVERNOR'S COUNCILLOR MARY E. HURLEY
HONORABLE BARBARA M. HYLAND
CRISTINA M. IANELLO, ESQ.
MICHAEL O. JENNINGS, ESQ.
HONORABLE BERTHA D. JOSEPHSON
BONNIE L. KARAS
HONORABLE ELIZABETH D. KATZ
HONORABLE GEORGE C. KEADY, JR
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
STEVEN M. LEECOCK
LAWRENCE J. LEVINE
STANLEY R. LIGHT, ESQ.
GARY B. LIQUORI
DAVID L. LORENZI
HONORABLE MARIE E. LYONS
DAWN M. MACKINNON
HONORABLE LAURIE MACLEOD
STEPHEN R. MANNING
J. TIMOTHY MANNION, ESQ.
HONORABLE MARK D. MASON
HONORABLE MARK G. MASTROIANNI
PETER D. MAZZA
CAROLYN L. McCAFFREY, ESQ.
JILL M. MCCARTHY PAYNE, ESQ.
HONORABLE C. BRIAN McDONALD
HONORABLE EDWARD J. McDONOUGH, JR.
CHERIE L. McKENNA
JOHN P. McKENNA, ESQ.
SAMUEL MEDINA
HONORABLE BRUCE S. MELIKIAN
JOHN E. MILLER, ESQ.
RANDY J. MILOU
KEITH A. MINOFF, ESQ.
BRITTANI K. MORGAN ESQ.
JEFFREY S. MORNEAU, ESQ.
RICHARD C. MORRISSEY, ESQ.
HONORABLE MICHAEL E. MULCAHY
JANE E. MULQUEEN
HONORABLE ROBERT S. MURPHY, JR.
CHRISTOPHER B. MYHRUM, ESQ.
DONNA DIAMOND NARDI
HONORABLE KENNETH P. NEIMAN
JEFFREY K. O'CONNOR, ESQ.
MICHAEL J. O'CONNOR
HONORABLE WILLIAM J. O'GRADY
HONORABLE TINA S. PAGE
KARA L. PARKS
HONORABLE JOHN M. PAYNE, JR.
HONORABLE EDWARD C. PECK, JR.
HONORABLE JOSEPH A. PELLEGRINO
HONORABLE GAIL L. PERLMAN
HONORABLE JUDITH J. PHILLIPS
STEPHEN J. PHILLIPS, ESQ.
HONORABLE PATRICIA T. POEHLER
HONORABLE MICHAEL A. PONSOR
HONORABLE ELIZABETH PORADA
MARY P. POWERS, ESQ.
REPRESENTATIVE ANGELO J. PUPPOLO JR.
CHRISTOPHER D. REAVEY, ESQ.
GLEN P. RINGBLOOM, ESQ.
JOHN L. ROBERTS, ESQ.
HONORABLE KATHERINE A. ROBERTSON
CORINNE A. ROCK
HONORABLE STEVEN D. ROSE
HONORABLE DAVID S. ROSS
CATHERINE Z. ROSSI, ESQ.
AMY B. ROYAL
JULIA Y. RUESCHEMEYER ESQ.
HONORABLE MARY-LOU RUP
HONORABLE KELLI RYAN DILISIO
HONORABLE PATRICK S. SABBS
HONORABLE DAVID G. SACKS
JEFFREY B. SAGALYN, ESQ.
HONORABLE BETHZAIDA SANABRIA-VEGA
HONORABLE KATHLEEN A. SANDMAN
HONORABLE CAROL A SHAW
HONORABLE MATTHEW J. SHEA
STEPHEN E. SPELMAN, ESQ.
HONORABLE DANIEL J. SWORDS
KARL W. TOPOR
CHRISTINA M. TURGEON ESQ.
HONORABLE PETER A. VELIS
HONORABLE ARIANE D. VUONO
HONORABLE MAUREEN E. WALSH
HONORABLE WILLIAM T. WALSH
HONORABLE CATHERINE WATSON KOZIOL
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF LAW
JULIA WILKINS KAY
HEATHER-JILL WILLIAMS
SUSAN M. WILLIAMS
JAMES B. WINSTON, ESQ.
HONORABLE CLAUDINE T. WYNER

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