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Meet BBA Prez Lisa Goodheart
Meet Lisa C. Goodheart
The Boston Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary membership organization of 12,000 attorneys drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools. It traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, the lawyer who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the second president of the United States.
Prez Lisa Goodheart|
It was 1985 and U.S. District Judge William
Young was presiding over the New Bedford Harbor PCB Superfund litigation
at the old Federal Court House on Milk Street. Among the Boston lawyers
working on the case were a future Massachusetts Governor, a future federal
judge, a future Superior Court judge and two future BBA presidents, and
one future ABA president.
"It was an incredible opportunity for a
young litigator eager to learn and get experience," recalls Lisa C.
Goodheart, now a partner at Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen and the
BBA's new President. I saw lots of examples of really great lawyering, and
it was that case that really got me started in the environmental arena and
showed me how challenging and fun the work could be. Over the years since
then, environmental issues have become increasingly important to me." Read More...
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