Highlighting its appreciation of the role that small and boutique law
practices play in the vitality of the Boston Bar Association (BBA), BBA
President James D. Smeallie today announced the launch of the BBA's Sustaining
Firm Membership. Nine Boston firms -- all of whom have one or more partners
that have held significant leadership posts at the BBA -- have accepted a
special invitation to become charter Sustaining Firm Members.
The nine are Arrowood Peters; Beck Reed Riden; Chu, Ring & Hazel; Desmond Strang & Scott; Hiscock & Barclay; Laredo & Smith; Mackie Shea O'Brien; Rosenfeld Rafik & Sullivan; and Stone, Stone & Creem. None of the
firms has more than ten lawyers, and each serves its own unique client roster of
institutions or individuals or a combination of the two.
"Lawyers from these firms have served on our governing Council, on our
Executive Committee, on our Finance Committee, and as Section Co-Chairs," said
Smeallie. "They have helped shape BBA public policy, professional development
initiatives, or worked with us to address complex issues facing our profession
and our community. We owe these charter Sustaining Members our appreciation for
helping to advance professional excellence, access to justice, service to the
community, and diversity."
The charter Sustaining Firm members announced today will receive BBA
membership for all attorneys and professional staff in their offices. At the
same time they are making a statement about the impact of the BBA on their
professional lives and in the community.