FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9/18/2013

Contact: Contact: Eric Fullerton

617-778-1906

Boston Bar Annual Meeting Luncheon (Media Advisory)

WHAT:
The Boston Bar Association's Annual Meeting Luncheon

WHEN:
September 27, 2013, 11:30 a.m. (Reception), 12:30 p.m. (Luncheon)

WHERE:
Boston Convention Center
415 Summer Street
Boston MA, 02210

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Theodore Olson, former Solicitor General of the United States from 2001-2004 under President George W. Bush and partner in the D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Olson has argued 60 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, prevailing in 75 percent of these cases. For his recent work in challenging California's Proposition 8 and spearheading the defense of gay marriage, Time Magazine selected him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010. Olson is considered one of the nation's premier appellate and United States Supreme Court advocates.

MEETING HONOREES:
John G. Brooks Legal Services Award Recipient: Jay McManus, Executive Director of the Children's Law Center of Massachusetts

Thurgood Marshall Award Recipient: Liberty Mutual's Legal Department

OVERVIEW:
The 2013 Annual Meeting Luncheon will be the first public event at which new BBA President Paul T. Dacier, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of EMC, will appear.

Some 1,300 members of Boston's legal community are expected to attend.

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.