In response to today's joint announcement by Speaker
DeLeo and Attorney General Coakley on their domestic violence legislation, BBA
President Paul T. Dacier issued the following statement:
"The Boston Bar Association is grateful to Speaker DeLeo and Attorney General
Coakley for their leadership advancing legislation that will improve the
criminal justice system's response to domestic violence. We understand from
our own work with the courts and legal services that victims of domestic
violence are some of the most vulnerable members of society. We need to
ensure access to justice for all of our citizens especially victims of domestic
violence. Thank you to Speaker DeLeo and Attorney General Coakley for once
again demonstrating a steadfast commitment to public safety."
The BBA will pay close attention to this bill and we look forward to working
with the Legislature on this important public safety issue.