The Dean and eleven graduates from Boston College Law School are assuming roles on the Boston Bar Association’s governing board this year out of a total of 34 seats, according to a recent BBA press release. Council Secretary Jonathan M. Albano ’82, a former Boston College Law Review Executive Editor, will serve as an officer for the second time this year. Previously the BBA Council’s treasurer, he is a member of the Boston Bar Association’s Amicus and Executive Committees. He also serves as a trustee of the Boston Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the BBA.
The other Boston College Law School alumni now sitting on the Council are: Peggy Brown ’79, Paul Cushing ’91, Michael Fee ’84, Megan Gates ’94, Margaret Hinkle ’77, Christopher Morrison ’01, Kevin O’Connor ’89, Karen O’Toole ’90, Jeff Pyle ’00 and David Rosenblatt ’82. BC Law Dean Vincent Rougeau was also elected to the Council.
The Boston Bar Association Council acts, in essence, as the board of directors of the BBA. The 34 members are charged with helping the BBA to carry out its mission of furthering the cause of justice, sustaining and improving the law and its administration, providing opportunities to members of the bar and serving the public interest by working to increase the availability of legal services for underserved populations. They meet with judges, attend networking events, set initiatives for the BBA’s program year and more.
The Council is made up of five officers, the immediate past-president of the BBA, the President of the Boston Bar Foundation, and 27 members at large. New officers are elected annually.
For a full list of Council members and their bios, please visit http://www.bostonbar.org/about-us/officers-council.