FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/16/2013

Contact: Contact: Eric Fullerton

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Boston Bar Statement on Boston Marathon Tragedy

Our thoughts and prayers are with the individuals and families harmed by yesterday's tragic events at the Boston Marathon finish line. While the BBA remains open, we understand that many members will want to respond to the needs of family, friends, colleagues and clients.

Many members have generously offered to assist those affected by yesterday's events. We have been in touch with the Mayor's Office and local legal aid organizations and will pass along information as it becomes available.

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.