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2014 News

KJC Law Firm Attorneys Selected as SuperLawyers

Boston/Worcester—KJC Law Firm is pleased to announce our selection to SuperLawyers again this year. Kathy Jo Cook, who has been named a SuperLawyer, every year since 2008, was once again named a SuperLawyer in plaintiff personal injury litigation. Kathy Jo Cook has also been named as one of the 50 Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts. John T. Martin, who joined KJC Law Firm earlier this year has been named for the second year in a row as a SuperLawyers Rising Star. Less than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected as “SuperLawyers,” and less than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are selected as “Rising Stars.” More information on the selection process can be found at http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html.


John T. Martin Named “Top 10” Criminal Defense Attorneys in Massachusetts

Boston/Worcester—John Martin has been named by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA) as one of the “Top 10” criminal defense attorneys in Massachusetts. Less than 1% of practicing attorneys are given this most prestigious award. More information of the selection process can be found at http://www.national-academy.net/


Kathy Jo Cook on Faculty for Advanced Deposition Techniques Program

Boston—Suffolk University Law School has announced the faculty for its Deposition Master Class Program, designed for the experienced lawyer to learn advanced techniques from some of Suffolk’s most accomplished alumni. Kathy Jo Cook will be one of four presenters in Part 1: Advanced Deposition Practice and Strategy. The program will take place on January 22, 2015, at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Further information can be found at http://suffolk.edu/law/programs


John T. Martin Tapped to Speak at Employment Law Seminar

Worcester—John Martin joins a panel of well-known and respected employment lawyers who will be speaking at the second annual Fundamentals of Employment Law seminar, which will be held on February 11, 2015 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Information regarding this year’s seminar can be found at http://store.sterlingeducation.com/pdf/1875.pdf


Kathy Jo Cook—Faculty Panelist on Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Program

Boston—For the seventh year in a row, Kathy Jo Cook has been tapped to speak to practicing attorneys on civil deposition practice at a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program on January 7, 2015. Cook will discuss ethical issues that arise in deposition practice as well as how to zealously represent and protect a client whose deposition is being taken. Information about the program can be found at http://www.mcle.org/product/catalog/code/2150107P01

MCLE provides hands on programs and practical reference materials to practicing attorneys in Massachusetts. To learn more about MCLE, visit http://www.mcle.org/about/index.cfm


Luke Rosseel, Esq. -- KJC Law Firm’s Newest Associate

Boston/Worcester—KJC Law Firm welcomes Luke Rosseel, a recent graduate of Suffolk University Law School. Luke was ranked first in his class and received his J.D. degree summa cum laude. While at Suffolk, Luke received the Daniel J. Fern Award for having achieved the highest cumulative GPA in his class, served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Suffolk Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy, won the Northeast Regional Championship in the 2012-13 American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition, and was awarded the 2012-13 Paul R. McLaughlin Memorial Fellowship. As the McLaughlin Fellow, Luke interned at the Federal Public Defender Office in Boston, where he conducted legal and factual research and drafted motions and briefs for a number of important federal felony cases. Luke will concentrate on civil litigation and civil and criminal appeals.


KJC Law Firm Opens Worcester Office

Worcester—KJC Law Firm announced the opening of a second office at 1 Exchange Place in Worcester, Massachusetts. KJC Law Firm will continue to maintain its Boston office located at 10 Tremont Street. The Exchange Place office is located just one block from the Worcester Superior Courthouse. Several KJC Law Firm lawyers with strong ties to the Worcester area have moved their base of operations to the new office. This expansion of the firm will enable KJC Law Firm to better serve its clients in Central Massachusetts and the Metrowest area.


John T. Martin, Trial Attorney, Joins KJC Law Firm

Boston/Worcester--John T. Martin has joined KJC Law Firm after five years of experience litigating civil and criminal cases, most recently at Mann Martin LLP, and being named as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers. John graduated from Suffolk University Law School in 2009 with honors and was the New England Champion of the National Trial Competition, the nation’s most prestigious mock trial competition, for two consecutive years. John is a trial attorney who fights against powerful corporate and government interests on behalf of ordinary people. John has won cases in front of juries and judges all across the Commonwealth. In his first civil jury trial, John achieved the highest award allowed by law for punitive damages. John argued successfully for the dismissal of claims against the first individual whose drug test was found to have been falsified by Annie Dookhan in the Massachusetts Drug lab scandal and received national notoriety thereafter when he successfully convinced courts across the Commonwealth to release prisoners who had been convicted based on similar false drug tests. John has been featured on numerous local and national news programs.


Professor Wilton Named Director of Advocacy Concentration at Suffolk Law School

Boston--Suffolk University Law School in Boston has appointed Professor Timothy Wilton, KJC Law Firm’s Consulting Counsel, to be the Director of the law school’s Trial and Appellate Advocacy Concentration. The Concentration sets out a curriculum with academic and experiential components designed to train law students to be proficient in all aspects of civil and criminal litigation. As Director, Professor Wilton will oversee the courses and practice components, provide guidance to students who want to enter the litigation field, and organize programs designed to bring the Concentration students and the practicing bar together.

Kathy Jo Cook To Serve As Faculty Panelist at Suffolk Law School’s Continuing Legal Education Program

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook will serve as a faculty panelist again this year at the Suffolk Law School Program, Jumpstarting Your Practice, a program which gives practical tips to new (and not so new) lawyers who are starting their own practice or considering it. The program will be held at Suffolk University Law School, October 29, 2010, and December 7, 2010.

Suffolk University Law School is one of the largest and most diverse law schools in the nation, and has educated and trained some of Massachusetts’ most outstanding judges and most successful lawyers. For more information about Suffolk University Law School, visit http://law.suffolk.edu/.

For more information on the program Jumpstarting Your Practice or to enroll, visit http://www.law.suffolk.edu/academic/als/.


Professor Timothy Wilton’s Suffolk National Trial Team Invited to Prestigious NITA Tournament of Champions Again

Pittsburgh—The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) announced that Suffolk University Law School’s National Trial Team would again be invited to the prestigious NITA Tournament of Champions law student trial competition. NITA invites the top 16 trial advocacy training law schools in the nation, based on their three-year record in the major interscholastic mock trial competitions. Suffolk’s National Trial Team has been invited for the last nine years running and in 19 of the 22 years the Tournament has been held. Suffolk has been ranked first in New England and in the top ten nationwide for several years. The team has been coached for 26 years by Professor Timothy Wilton, who is recognized as one of the most successful law student trial advocacy coaches in the country.

Suffolk University Law School is one of the largest and most diverse law schools in the nation, and has educated and trained some of Massachusetts’ most outstanding judges and most successful lawyers. For more information about Suffolk University Law School, visit http://law.suffolk.edu/.


Kathy Jo Cook Appointed to Executive Committee of Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association.

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook was appointed to serve on the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association for 2010-2011. The Executive Committee is responsible for the general governance of the organization.

The Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (MELA) is an association of lawyers dedicated to advancing the rights of individual employees in the workplaces of Massachusetts. For more information on MELA, visit http://massnela.org/.


Kathy Jo Cook Appointed as Chair of Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association’s Legislative Policy Committee

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook was appointed as the Chair of the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association’s Legislative Policy Committee for 2010-2011. The Committee is concerned with the rights of Massachusetts employees, and it drafts legislation and participates in lobbying efforts aimed at protecting employee rights.

The Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association (MELA) is an association of lawyers dedicated to advancing the rights of individual employees in the workplaces of Massachusetts. For more information on MELA, visit http://massnela.org/.


KJC Law Firm Wins Important Personal Injury Case in the Supreme Judicial Court

Boston—In a victory for personal injury victims across the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court announced on July 20, 2010, that injured people will be allowed to introduce medical bills as evidence of their damages at trial despite an earlier Superior Court decision which held otherwise. The case, Law v. Griffith, was argued by Kathy Jo Cook of KJC Law Firm. Professor Timothy Wilton, a tenured professor at Suffolk University Law School and a consultant at KJC Law Firm, served as a consultant on both the brief and oral argument.

Joanne Law was injured in a motor vehicle accident when Daniel Griffith crashed into her car after running a stop sign. She received extensive medical treatment, with her medical bills totaling more than $100,000 by the time of trial. A Superior Court Judge refused to allow Ms. Law to introduce the value of her medical expenses into evidence at trial because her health care provider, MassHealth, paid less than the full value of the medical expenses. On appeal, Cook argued that Ms. Law should have been permitted to introduce the medical bills as evidence of her damages, and the Supreme Judical Court unanimously agreed. The case will be sent back to the Superior Court for a new trial on damages only.

For more information of the case, visit our blog at https://www.massachusettsinjurylawyer-blog.com/.


Kathy Jo Cook Reappointed to Boston Bar Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Section Council

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook was reappointed to the Boston Bar Association’s 2010-2011 Diversity & Inclusion Section Council. The Council concerns itself with race, gender, sex and other forms of discrimination among lawyers and the public at large.

The Boston Bar Association is the largest bar association of its kind, serving lawyers and the public in the greater Boston Area. For more information, visit http://bostonbar.org/#.


Kathy Jo Cook Re-Appointed to Boston Bar Association’s Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Section Council

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook was reappointed to the Boston Bar Association’s 2010-2011 Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Section Council. The Council is concerned about individual rights guaranteed by our state and federal constitutions.

The Boston Bar Association is the largest bar association of its kind, serving lawyers and the public in the greater Boston Area. For more information, visit http://bostonbar.org/#.


Kathy Jo Cook Appointed to Executive Management Board, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook has been appointed to serve on the Executive Management Board of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys for the 2010-2011 term. Kathy Jo will continue to serve on the Board of Governors.

The Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA) seeks to protect families and consumers, to improve the quality of legal representation, to uphold the honor and dignity of the legal profession and the Constitution of the United States and the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.massacademy.com/MA/.


Kathy Jo Cook Reappointed to Civil Gideon Task Force

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook has been reappointed to the 2010-2011 Civil Gideon Task Force, a committee originally convened by then Boston Bar Association President Tony Donniger and charged with the responsibility of creating programs to address the needs of those who cannot afford legal services.

The Boston Bar Association is the largest bar association of its kind, serving lawyers and the public in the greater Boston Area. For more information, visit http://bostonbar.org/#.


Kathy Jo Cook—Faculty Panelist on Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Program

Boston—For the second year in a row, Kathy Jo Cook was tapped to speak to practicing attorneys on civil deposition practice at a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) program on February 24, 2010. Cook discussed ethical issues that arise in deposition practice as well as how to zealously represent and protect a client whose deposition is being taken.

MCLE provides hands on programs and practical reference materials to practicing attorneys in Massachusetts. To learn more about MCLE, visit http://www.mcle.org/about/index.cfm.


Professor Timothy Wilton moderates Civil Litigation 101: Tips Tactics and Strategies for Trying Cases

Boston—Professor Timothy Wilton moderated the second day of a three-part program, Civil Litigation 101: Tips Tactics and Strategies for Trying Cases, at Suffolk University Law School’s Center for Advanced Legal Studies. The program was co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the Macaronis Institute for Trial and Appellate Advocacy.

Professor Wilton’s part of the program focused on how to conduct a trial effectively. The first day of the program concerned pretrial matters, intake, drafting pleadings and discovery. The program concluded on third day with a panel of judges giving tips on lawyers’ trial practices from the perspective of the bench.

Suffolk University Law School is one of the largest and most diverse law schools in the nation, and has educated and trained some of Massachusetts’ most outstanding judges and most successful lawyers. For more information about Suffolk University Law School, visit http://law.suffolk.edu/.


Kathy Jo Cook—Named 2009 Super Lawyer by Law & Politics (Best of Boston).

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook was named as a 2009 Super Lawyer by Law & Politics (Best of Boston). Only the top 5% of practicing attorneys are chosen as Super Lawyers each year. Super Lawyers chooses and lists outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. For more information, visit http://www.superlawyers.com/massachusetts/.


Kathy Jo Cook Named Co-Chair of Plain English Jury Instruction Project

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook was named by Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) President Valerie Yarashus as Co-Chair of the Plain English Jury Instruction Project in August 2009. Through this project, the MBA plans to develop jury instructions which are easier for jurors to understand.

The Massachusetts Bar Association serves the legal profession and the public. It promotes the administration of justice, professional excellence and respect for the law, and it provides legal education for attorneys across the Commonwealth. For more information, visit http://www.massbar.org/.


Timothy Wilton named “Professor of the Year” at Suffolk University Law School

Boston—The Student Bar Association of Suffolk University Law School announced that this year’s winner of the Cornelius Moynihan Award for Excellence in Teaching was Professor Timothy Wilton. The award is known colloquially as the “Professor of the Year Award,” and is given annually by the student body to a professor whose teaching and devotion to students is exemplary. Professor Wilton teaches Constitutional Law and Trial Advocacy, and is the Head Coach of the highly successful Suffolk University Law School National Trial Team.

Suffolk University Law School is one of the largest and most diverse law schools in the nation, and has educated and trained some of Massachusetts’ most outstanding judges and most successful lawyers. For more information about Suffolk University Law School, visit http://law.suffolk.edu/.


Kathy Jo Cook Appointed by President of Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys to its Board of Governors

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook was appointed by Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA) President Chris Milne to the MATA Board of Governors. Under the direction of the Officers and the Executive Management Board, the Board of Governors is responsible for making decisions regarding organization.

The Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA) seeks to protect families and consumers, to improve the quality of legal representation, to uphold the honor and dignity of the legal profession and the Constitution of the United States and the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.massacademy.com/MA/.


Kathy Jo Cook Reappointed to Boston Bar Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Section Council

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook was reappointed to the Boston Bar Association’s 2009-10 Diversity & Inclusion Section Council. The Council concerns itself with race, gender, sex and other forms of discrimination among lawyers and the public at large.

The Boston Bar Association is the largest bar association of its kind, serving lawyers and the public in the greater Boston Area. For more information, visit http://bostonbar.org/#.


Kathy Jo Cook Re-Appointed to Boston Bar Association’s Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Section Council

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook was reappointed to the Boston Bar Association’s 2009-10 Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Section Council. The Council is concerned about individual rights guaranteed by our state and federal constitutions.

The Boston Bar Association is the largest bar association of its kind, serving lawyers and the public in the greater Boston Area. For more information, visit http://bostonbar.org/#.


Kathy Jo Cook Panelist With Other Prominent Boston Trial Attorneys and Judges

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook along with Joan Lukey, Ropes & Gray, Boston; Renee Dupuis, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office; Judge Carol Ball, Massachusetts Superior Court; and, Judge Eileen Shaevel (retired), Dispute Resolution Alternatives, addressed an audience of women trial attorneys at a program entitled, Trials Facing Women Litigators & Tips for Success held at the John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston on June 17, 2009. The panelists shared real life experiences in litigating cases and tips for success. The program was sponsored by the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys Women’s Caucus.

The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) is an association of more than 1500 women. Its mission is to promote the full and equal participation of women in the legal profession and in a just society. For more information on the WBA, visit http://womensbar.org/.

The Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA) seeks to protect families and consumers, to improve the quality of legal representation, to uphold the honor and dignity of the legal profession and the Constitution of the United States and the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.massacademy.com/MA/.


Kathy Jo Cook Reappointed to Civil Gideon Task Force

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook has been reappointed to the 2009-2010 Civil Gideon Task Force, a committee originally convened by then Boston Bar Association President Tony Donniger and charged with the responsibility of creating programs to address the needs of those who cannot afford legal services.

The Boston Bar Association is the largest bar association of its kind, serving lawyers and the public in the greater Boston Area. For more information, visit http://bostonbar.org/#.


Professor Timothy Wilton Appointed Co-Chair of the Amicus Committee of the Massachusetts Bar Association

Boston—Professor Timothy Wilton was appointed by the President of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) to Co-chair that organization’s Amicus Curiae Committee. The Committee is responsible for recommending which cases the MBA should choose to file Amicus, or “Friend of the Court,” briefs. The Committee is also charged with overseeing the writing of the brief itself.

The Massachusetts Bar Association serves the legal profession and the public. It promotes the administration of justice, professional excellence and respect for the law, and it provides legal education for attorneys across the Commonwealth. For more information, visit http://www.massbar.org/.


Kathy Jo Cook Featured in Suffolk University Alumni Magazine

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook was featured in Suffolk University’s Alumni Magazine, Spring-Summer Edition 2009. In an article entitled Head of Legal, written by Renee Graham, Cook’s career path from working as a young hairdresser to obtaining a law degree and rising to a prominent Boston attorney is highlighted. For the full text of the article, visit http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/suffolk/alumni-09springsummer/index.php?startid=28. Suffolk University offers more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs, including business and law. It has campuses in Boston, Madrid, Spain, and Dakar, Senegal. For more information, visit http://suffolk.edu/


Kathy Jo Cook Wins Important Appeals Court Personal Injury Decision

Boston—The Massachusetts Appeals Court, in its decision in Law vs. Griffith, Docket No. 07-P-1972, reversed a Superior Court judge’s decision to refuse to allow an injured party to admit medical bills, as evidence of damages, at her trial and remanded the case to Superior Court for a re-trial on damages. Kathy Jo Cook, lead counsel for Joanne Law, argued the case before the Appeals Court.


Kathy Jo Cook—Moderator at Massachusetts Conference for Women, Boston Convention Center

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook was the moderator for one of the most popular sessions at the Massachusetts Conference for Women, which was held at the Boston Convention Center on December 11, 2008. The session was entitled Women’s Networks that Work. Panelists included Pamela Paton, Senior Vice President, State Street Corporation, Amy Munichiello, Consultant Ernst & Young, and Patricia Deyton, Director of the Center for Gender in Organizations and senior lecturer at Simmons College.

The Massachusetts Conference for Women is attended by thousands of women each year and has nationally acclaimed speakers on women’s issues. For more information on the conference, visit http://www.maconferenceforwomen.org/.


Kathy Jo Cook Speaks at University of Phoenix.

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook addressed a group of women at a Leading Women program at the University of Phoenix on November 12, 2008, on the topic, How Networking Has Impacted My Career. The program was part of the Fall 2008 Strategic Networking for Leaders Breakfast Series sponsored by Leading Women of Central Massachusetts.

Leading Women promotes women in business through programs, resources, events and services. For more information, visit http://www.leadingwomen.biz/.


Kathy Jo Cook Speaks to More Than 1000 Guests at Women’s Bar Association Annual Gala

Boston—On October 23, 2008, attorneys, judges and other legal professional filled the Weston Copley Hotel to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts. Kathy Jo Cook spoke to the audience reminding them of both the progress of women in the legal profession as well as the lack thereof. She spoke to the crowd about the unconscious bias that continues to stand in the way of women as they seek to achieve their goals. For the full text of the speech, visit (how do we attach this)

The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) is an association of more than 1500 women. Its mission is to promote the full and equal participation of women in the legal profession and in a just society. For more information on the WBA, visit http://womensbar.org/.


Kathy Jo Cook Named Top 50 Women Attorneys in Massachusetts.

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook was named as one of the Top 50 women attorneys in Massachusetts by Law & Politics (Best of Boston). She was also named as a Super Lawyer by that same publication. Only the top 5% of practicing attorneys are chosen as Super Lawyers each year.

Super Lawyers chooses and lists outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. For more information, visit http://www.superlawyers.com/massachusetts/.


Kathy Jo Cook Appointed by President of Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys to its Board of Governors

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook was appointed by President Mary Jane McKenna of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA) to its Board of Governors. Under the direction of the officers and the Executive Management Board, the Board of Governors is responsible for making decisions regarding organization.

The Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA) seeks to protect families and consumers, to improve the quality of legal representation, to uphold the honor and dignity of the legal profession and the Constitution of the United States and the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For more information, you can visit http://www.massacademy.com/MA/.


Kathy Jo Cook Appointed to Boston Bar Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Section Council

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook was appointed to the Boston Bar Association’s 2008-09 Diversity & Inclusion Section Council. The Council concerns itself with race, gender, sex and other forms of discrimination among lawyers and the public at large.

The Boston Bar Association is the largest bar association of its kind, serving lawyers and the public in the greater Boston Area. For more information, visit http://bostonbar.org/#.


Kathy Jo Cook Appointed to Boston Bar Association’s Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Section Council

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook was appointed to the Boston Bar Association’s 2008-09 Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Section Council. The Council is concerned about individual rights guaranteed by our state and federal constitutions.

The Boston Bar Association is the largest bar association of its kind, serving lawyers and the public in the greater Boston Area. For more information, visit http://bostonbar.org/#.


Professor Timothy Wilton Appointed to the Amicus Committee of the Massachusetts Bar Association

Boston—Professor Timothy Wilton was appointed by the President of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) to serve on that organization’s Amicus Curiae Committee. The Committee is responsible for recommending which cases the MBA should choose to file Amicus, or “Friend of the Court,” briefs. The Committee is also charged with overseeing the writing of the brief itself.

The Massachusetts Bar Association serves the legal profession and the public. It promotes the administration of justice, professional excellence and respect for the law, and it provides legal education for attorneys across the Commonwealth. For more information, visit http://www.massbar.org/.


Kathy Jo Cook Featured in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Boston—Kathy J Cook was featured in the May 19, 2008 publication of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in an article entitled Hairdresser’s Brush With The Law Ultimately Leads To WBA Presidency by Matt Yas. The article details Cook’s journey from hairdresser to “groundbreaking-litigator.”

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly is a weekly newspaper for Massachusetts attorneys, which provides legal news, opinions and verdicts and settlements. For more information, visit http://www.masslawyersweekly.com/.


Kathy Jo Cook Appointed to Civil Gideon Task Force

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook has been appointed to the Civil Gideon Task Force, a committee convened by Boston Bar Association President Tony Donniger and charged with the responsibility of creating programs to address the needs of those who cannot afford legal services.

The Boston Bar Association is the largest bar association of its kind, serving lawyers and the public in the greater Boston Area. For more information, visit http://bostonbar.org/#.


Kathy Jo Cook Named President of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts

Boston—On March 13, 2008, Kathy Jo Cook was named as President of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts, an association of more than 1500 attorneys, judges and other legal professionals in Massachusetts.

The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) is an association of more than 1500 women. Its mission is to promote the full and equal participation of women in the legal profession and in a just society. For more information on the WBA, visit http://womensbar.org/.


Professor Timothy Wilton’s National Trial Team Featured in Suffolk Law’s Alumni Magazine

Boston—The Fall 2007 issue of Suffolk University Law School’s Alumni Magazine featured Suffolk’s National Trial Team and its Head Coach, Professor Timothy Wilton, in an article entitled “Trial by Fire.” The article described the extraordinary success the team has had under Professor Wilton’s guidance over the last 26 years. It also included numerous testimonials from law student trial team members who considered their trial team training and experience to be the most valuable thing they did in law school.

To read the article, visit http://www.law.suffolk.edu/offices/alumni/magazine/fall07/trialByFire.cfm.

Suffolk University Law School is one of the largest and most diverse law schools in the nation, and has educated and trained some of Massachusetts’ most outstanding judges and most successful lawyers. For more information about Suffolk University Law School, visit http://law.suffolk.edu/.


Kathy Jo Cook Panelist at Second Annual Massachusetts Bar Association Bench Bar Conference

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook was a panelist at the second annual Bench-Bar Symposium, which was held on October 11, 2007, at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston. The panel, which was moderated by MBA President David White, discussed jury communication. Other panelists included Attorney Kathy O’Donnell, Professor Andrew Perlman, Attorney Edward Ryan and Superior Court Judges, Peter W. Agnes Jr., Carol S. Ball, Kenneth J. Fishman and Margaret R. Hinkle.

The Massachusetts Bar Association serves the legal profession and the public. It promotes the administration of justice, professional excellence and respect for the law, and it provides legal education for attorneys across the Commonwealth. For more information, visit http://www.massbar.org/.


Kathy Jo Cook Third Lawyer to Be Inducted into the Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame

Boston—On September 25, 2007, at an event to honor 2007 Up & Coming Lawyers, Kathy Jo Cook, a 1999 recipient of the Up & Coming Lawyers award, was inducted into the Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame. Cook is only the third lawyer to receive this honor.

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly is a weekly newspaper for Massachusetts attorneys, which provides legal news, opinions and verdicts and settlements. For more information, visit http://www.masslawyersweekly.com/.


Professor Timothy Wilton Reappointed to the Judicial Administration Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association

Boston—Professor Timothy Wilton was reappointed to the Judicial Administration Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA). The Section Council is comprised of attorneys and judges and carries on the work of the MBA regarding the fair and efficient administration of justice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It focuses on improving the court system and the litigation and trial process.

The Massachusetts Bar Association serves the legal profession and the public. It promotes the administration of justice, professional excellence and respect for the law, and it provides legal education for attorneys across the Commonwealth. For more information, visit http://www.massbar.org/.


Kathy Jo Cook Named President-Elect of Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts

Kathy Jo Cook was named President-Elect of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts at it annual March 2007 meeting. Cook has served on the Board of Directors for that organization since 2005. She will automatically succeed to President next year.

The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) is an association of more than 1500 women. Its mission is to promote the full and equal participation of women in the legal profession and in a just society. For more information on the WBA, visit http://womensbar.org/.


Professor Timothy Wilton Moderates Advanced Legal Studies Program

Boston—Professor Timothy Wilton moderated the program, Helping Juries Understand: New Procedures and Emerging Trends at Suffolk University Law School on December 7, 2006 with a panel of leading experts, including the Honorable B. Michael Dann, Former Presiding Judge, Civil Division, Arizona Superior Court; Professor Shari Seidman Diamond, Professor of Law and Psychology, Northwestern University Law School and Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School; Honorable Herbert P. Wilkins, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court; Honorable Raymond J. Brassard, Massachusetts Superior Court; Honorable Peter M. Lauriat, Massachusetts Superior Court; and the Honorable Barbara Savitt Pearson, Massachusetts District Court.

Suffolk University Law School is one of the largest and most diverse law schools in the nation, and has educated and trained some of Massachusetts’ most outstanding judges and most successful lawyers. For more information about Suffolk University Law School, visit http://law.suffolk.edu/.


Professor Timothy Wilton Appointed to Massachusetts Bar Association’s Juror Communications Task Force

Boston— Professor Timothy Wilton was appointed by the President of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) to serve on the Juror Communication Task Force, Co-Chaired by retired Supreme Judicial Court Justice Herbert Wilkins and attorney Kathy Jo Cook. The Task Force was formed to review and make recommendations for reform of the Massachusetts rules regarding post-trial contact between lawyers and jurors.

The Massachusetts Bar Association serves the legal profession and the public. It promotes the administration of justice, professional excellence and respect for the law, and it provides legal education for attorneys across the Commonwealth. For more information, visit http://www.massbar.org/.


Professor Timothy Wilton Appointed to the Judicial Administration Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association

Boston—Professor Timothy Wilton was appointed to the Judicial Administration Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA). The Section Council is comprised of attorneys and judges and carries on the work of the MBA regarding the fair and efficient administration of justice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It focuses on improving the court system and the litigation and trial process.

The Massachusetts Bar Association serves the legal profession and the public. It promotes the administration of justice, professional excellence and respect for the law, and it provides legal education for attorneys across the Commonwealth. For more information, visit http://www.massbar.org/.


Professor Timothy Wilton Moderates AALS Litigation Section’s Annual Meeting Program on Jury Dynamics

Washington, D.C.—Professor Timothy Wilton served as moderator for the headline program of the Litigation Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) at the Section’s Annual Meeting on January 6, 2006. The Program, entitled “Thinking Like a Juror” described the latest research into the dynamics and thought processes of juries in civil cases. Speakers included some of the most prominent researchers in the field, including Professor Stephan Landsman, Professor of Tort Law and Social Policy at DePaul University College of Law and Reporter for the American Jury Project of the American Bar Association, which drafted the ABA Principles for Juries and Jury Trials; Professor Shari Seidman Diamond, Professor of Law and Psychology at the University of Chicago Law School and principal researcher for the American Bar Foundation of the American Bar Association (ABA); Paula Hannaford-Agar, Principal Court Research Consultant at the National Center for State Courts; and Dean Bradley Saxton, Dean of the Quinnipiac University Law School in Connecticut.

AALS is an association which seeks to improve the legal professional through education of law professors and administrators. All major law schools in the United States and Canada are members of the AALS, and the Litigation Section is one of the largest in the AALS, comprised of law professors who teach subjects related to litigation. For more information about the AALS, visit http://aals.org/.


Kathy Jo Cook Appointed to Chair Judicial Administration Section Council, Massachusetts Bar Association

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook was appointed to Chair the Judicial Administration Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association for a two-year term from 2006-08. The Judicial Administration Section Council is responsible for undertaking projects to help promote the fair and efficient administration of justice within the courts of the commonwealth. The Council is made up of lawyers and judges.

The Massachusetts Bar Association serves the legal profession and the public. It promotes the administration of justice, professional excellence and respect for the law, and it provides legal education for attorneys across the Commonwealth. For more information, visit http://www.massbar.org/.


Professor Timothy Wilton Elected Chair of the Litigation Section of the Association of American Law Schools

San Francisco—Suffolk University Law Professor Timothy Wilton was elected Chair of the Litigation Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) at the Section’s Annual Meeting in January 2005. All major law schools in the United States and Canada are members of the AALS, and the Litigation Section is one of the largest in the AALS, comprised of law professors who teach subjects related to litigation.

AALS is an association which seeks to improve the legal professional through education of law professors and administrators. For more information about the AALS, visit http://aals.org/.


Kathy Jo Cook named one of the Top 5 Up & Coming Lawyers in Massachusetts

Boston—Kathy Jo Cook was named as one of the Top Five Up & Coming Lawyers in Massachusetts by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. This is an honor given to only a select few lawyers who have distinguished themselves from their peers.

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly is a weekly newspaper for Massachusetts attorneys, which provides legal news, opinions and verdicts and settlements. For more information, visit http://www.masslawyersweekly.com/.