Massachusetts Chapter

Message from the President

Seven years ago Past President Eve Piemonte called me and asked me if I would be willing to serve on the Board of Directors for the Federal Bar Association’s Massachusetts Chapter. At the time, I had been a member of the Federal Bar Association for more than ten years but I had no idea that our Chapter was one of the most active and vibrant chapters in the country. I remember walking into my first Board meeting wondering what would be expected of me.

The Ginny Hurley Memorial Scholarship

Judicial Profile: Hon. Timothy S. Hillman

"Judges must remember that what we do on a daily basis is oftentimes a monumental, life-changing event for the litigants. It is extremely important to me that all litigants who appear before me have been given an opportunity to fully represent their position (and feel that they have had that opportunity), and that their cases be decided fairly and according to the law." - Judge Timothy S. Hillman

Chapter Calendar Events

Come join your fellow Chapter members at many events held each month. CLE credit is available for most events.

Massachusetts Chapter Newsletter

Click below to view the most recent version of the Massachusetts Chapter's newsletter.


President’s Column
         Clerk’s Corner
         News from the Western Division
         Government Relations Update
         Discovering Justice
         Young Lawyers Division
         CLE Breakfast with Judge Bailey
         Breakfast with the Bench Series
Case Notes
         Closing the Courthouse Door to Sovereigns?
         A Discussion of the Supreme Court’s Recent
         FSIA Case, OBB Personenverkehr AG v. Sachs
         Recent Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
         The First Circuit Rules on FAAAA Preemption of the
         Massachusetts Independent
         Contractor Law as Applied to Motor Carriers


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