On Friday, September 27th, 1,400 lawyers, judges and business professionals attended the BBA's 2013 Annual Meeting Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Theodore Olson. This year's lunch helped kick off the BBA's 2013-2014 Program Year and welcomed BBA President Paul T. Dacier.


A special thanks to our 2013 Annual Meeting Luncheon sponsors for their support.

If you missed the event, here's more about the keynote speaker and honorees:

Keynote Speaker

Theodore B. Olson, Former Solicitor General of the United States

Olson served as the Solicitor General of the United States from 2001-2004 under President George W. Bush. He is currently a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Since 2009, Olson has been at the forefront of the gay marriage debate, challenging Proposition 8 in the California District Court and going on to argue the case before the U.S. Supreme Court in March of this year.  For his work on the issue, Time magazine selected him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010.

In 2000, Olson represented presidential candidate George W. Bush in the Supreme Court case Bush v. Gore, effectively ending the recount of the 2000 Presidential election.  Olson has argued 59 cases before the Supreme Court, prevailing in over 75% of those arguments. He is considered one of the nation’s premier appellate and United States Supreme Court advocates.  Read his full biography.


Liberty Mutual Legal Department to Receive Marshall Award

The Boston Bar Association will present this year’s Thurgood Marshall Award to Liberty Mutual Legal Department for being a trailblazer and role model for in-house law department pro bono efforts. James Kelleher, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, will accept the award on behalf of the department. For more, click here.

Jay McManus of CLCM to be Honored with Brooks Award

Jay McManus, Executive Director of the Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts, has been named the recipient of Boston Bar Association’s 2013 John G. Brooks Award for his selfless work on behalf of children. For more, click here.


For more information contact Erica Southerland, Events Coordinator, at (617) 778-1930 or esoutherland@bostonbar.org