FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/19/2011

Contact: Contact: Kerry Crisley

617-778-1902

MEDIA ADVISORY

What: John & Abigail Adams Benefit, an event that exceeded its goal, raising more than $600,000

When: Saturday, January 29, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Sponsor: Boston Bar Foundation

Honoree: John F. Fish, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. will presented with 2011 Boston Bar Foundation Public Service Award

Where: The Museum of Fine Arts | Boston

Background: The Boston Bar Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the Boston Bar Association, advances access to justice and supports innovative community outreach programs providing unique opportunities for lawyers to serve our community. Proceeds from the 2010 John & Abigail Adams Benefit provided grants to 25 legal aid providers serving these and other critical needs: assistance for victims of domestic violence, veterans and their families, and preventing homelessness.

Credentialing: Members of the press can obtain credentials from Bonnie Sashin, bsashin@bostonbar.org or 617-778-1902.

To Purchase Additional Tickets: Contact Christine Cheung, ccheung@bostonbar.org at 617-778-1918

The Boston Bar Association traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the nation’s second president. Its mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, serve the community at large and promote diversity and inclusion.