Pierce & Mandell was a proud sponsor of the Boston Bar Association’s (“BBA”) Annual Meeting on October 20th at the Copley Westin Hotel, at which Pierce & Mandell partner, Michael C. Fee received the President’s Award from BBA President Carol Starkey in recognition of his work as a member of the Association’s Amicus Committee.
For more than twenty years, through the work of the Amicus Committee, the BBA has had a voice in some of the most important legal issues of our time. Most recently, the BBA filed an amicus brief in the case of Bridgeman v. District Attorney, urging the Commonwealth’s highest court to vacate all outstanding drug convictions in which disgraced lab employee Annie Dookhan was the primary or secondary chemist. The BBA argued that the SJC should now impose a global remedy that secures access to justice and the fair administration of justice for each of the defendants in these cases and, critically, takes a significant step toward bringing the Dookhan scandal to a final resolution.
Pictured from right to left, at the Annual Meeting, are Fee, Dennis Lindgren, Tom Kenney, Bill Mandell, Jessica Long from the Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals, and Zachary Badore, Northeastern student and P&M intern.