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Contact: Michael Avitzur
Director of Government Relations

Boston Bar Statement on Boston Marathon Tragedy

Our thoughts and prayers are with the individuals and families harmed by yesterday's tragic events at the Boston Marathon finish line. While the BBA remains open, we understand that many members will want to respond to the needs of family, friends, colleagues and clients.

Many members have generously offered to assist those affected by yesterday's events. We have been in touch with the Mayor's Office and local legal aid organizations and will pass along information as it becomes available.

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.