2013

The Honorable Jeffrey Winik

A Citation of Judicial Excellence was presented to Boston Housing Court First Justice Jeffrey Winik for his leadership in advancing the Lawyer for the Day in the Housing Court Program.

2012

The Honorable Ralph D. Gants

A Citation of Judicial Excellence was presented to Justice Ralph D. Gants for his dedicated pursuit of justice as an Associate Justice of the Superior Court, Administrative Justice of the Superior Court's Business Litigation Session, and Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, and for his committed leadership as Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission.

2011

The Honorable Paula M. Carey

A Citation of Judicial Excellence was presented to Chief Justice Paula M. Carey for her extraordinary contributions as Chief of the Probate & Family Court and her work as Associate Justice, Norfolk Probate & Family Court.

Current and Former Boston Bar Association Mentors

The President’s Award was presented to the current and former volunteers who participated as Mentors in the BBA Mentoring program, in recognition of their generous contribution to developing Boston’s next generation of diverse leaders 

2010

The Honorable Lynda M. Connolly

A Citation of Judicial Excellence was presented to Chief Justice Lynda M. Connolly in recognition of her extraordinary contributions as Chief Justice of the Massachusetts District Court, and her work as Co-Chair of the Trial Court Fiscal Task Force.

The Honorable Steven D. Pierce

A Citation of Judicial Excellence was presented to Chief Justice Steven D. Pierce in recognition of his extraordinary contributions as Chief Justice of the Housing Court Department of the Trial Court, and his work as Co-Chair of the Trial Court Fiscal Task Force. 

Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office

The Boston Bar Association conferred the Public Service Award on the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office in recognition of its innovative and effective veteran’s awareness efforts, including outreach to veterans and their families, training of first responders and probation officers and coordination with the Quincy District Court.

John C. Curtin, Jr.

The Boston Bar Association presented its first ever Lifetime Achievement Award to John C. Curtin, Jr., in recognition of his outstanding professional achievements both inside and outside the courtroom. A champion in safeguarding and securing federal funding for legal aid, an accomplished trial attorney and a model philanthropist, Jack’s contributions to the legal profession are truly exemplary. 

2009

The Honorable Fernande R.V. Duffly

A Citation of Judicial Excellence was presented to Justice Fernande R.V. Duffly in deep gratitude for her extraordinary contributions as an Associate Justice of the Appeals Court of Massachusetts. 

The Honorable Leo T. Sorokin

A Citation of Judicial Excellence was presented to Judge Leo T. Sorokin in deep gratitude for his extraordinary contributions as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Massachusetts. 

2008

The Honorable Margot G. Botsford

A Citation of Judicial Excellence was presented to Justice Margot G. Botsford in deep gratitude for her extraordinary contributions as Associate Justice of the Superior Court of Massachusetts, and as Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. 

Senator Steven C. Panagiotakos

The Distinguished Legislator Award was presented to the Honorable Steven C. Panagiotakos in recognition of his courageous and compassionate leadership, his steadfast support of funding for criminal and legal services and his commitment to ensure access to justice for all people in Massachusetts.

2007

The Honorable Reginald C. Lindsay

The Honorable Patti B. Saris

The Honorable Mark L. Wolf

Citations of Judicial Excellence were presented to Judge Patti B. Sari, Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf and Judge Reginald C. Lindsay in deep gratitude for their extraordinary leadership in support of the Nelson Fellowship Program. Their efforts have made a significant impact on the lives of public high school students in Boston and Springfield, providing them with a unique opportunity to learn and grow. 

The Honorable Robert A. Mulligan

A Citation of Judicial Excellence was presented to Chief Justice Robert Mulligan in deep gratitude for his extraordinary contributions as Chief Justice for Administration and Management.

Boston Attorneys Representing Guantánamo Bay detainees

The BBA President’s Award was presented to 47 Boston attorneys in recognition of their work in safeguarding human rights through their representation of Guantánamo Bay detainees. 

2006

The Honorable Nancy Gertner

A Citation of Judicial Excellence was presented to Judge Nancy Gertner in deep gratitude for her extraordinary contributions as United States District Court Judge, District of Massachusetts. 

The Honorable Christopher J. Armstrong

A Citation of Judicial Excellence was presented to Chief Justice Christopher J. Armstrong in deep gratitude for his extraordinary contributions as Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

William A. Wise, Jr.

The BBA presented William A. Wise, Jr. with a Volunteer Leadership Award in recognition of his commitment to Boston’s young people through outstanding volunteer service.

2005

The Honorable Douglas P. Woodlock

A Citation of Judicial Excellence was presented to Judge Douglas P. Woodlock in deep gratitude for his extraordinary contributions to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

The Honorable Margaret H. Marshall

A Citation of Judicial Excellence was presented to Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall in deep gratitude for her extraordinary contributions as Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court.

Representative Marie St. Fleur

The Distinguished Legislator Award was presented to Representative Marie St. Fleur in recognition of her courageous and compassionate leadership, her commitment to protecting the constitutional rights of the indigent, and her steadfast efforts to ensure access to justice for all people in Massachusetts.

Burns & Levinson LLP

The BBA presented Burns & Levinson LLP with a Volunteer Leadership Award in recognition of its commitment to Boston’s young people through outstanding volunteer service.