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Boston Bar Annual Meeting Luncheon (Media Advisory)

The Boston Bar Association's Annual Meeting Luncheon

September 27, 2013, 11:30 a.m. (Reception), 12:30 p.m. (Luncheon)

Boston Convention Center
415 Summer Street
Boston MA, 02210

Theodore Olson, former Solicitor General of the United States from 2001-2004 under President George W. Bush and partner in the D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Olson has argued 60 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, prevailing in 75 percent of these cases. For his recent work in challenging California's Proposition 8 and spearheading the defense of gay marriage, Time Magazine selected him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010. Olson is considered one of the nation's premier appellate and United States Supreme Court advocates.

John G. Brooks Legal Services Award Recipient: Jay McManus, Executive Director of the Children's Law Center of Massachusetts

Thurgood Marshall Award Recipient: Liberty Mutual's Legal Department

The 2013 Annual Meeting Luncheon will be the first public event at which new BBA President Paul T. Dacier, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of EMC, will appear.

Some 1,300 members of Boston's legal community are expected to attend.

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.