Hampden County Bar Association Serving Lawyers, the Justice System and the Public
Hampden County Bar Association
P.O. Box 559 ยท 50 State Street
Springfield, MA 01102-0559
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Hampden County Bar Association

Springfield Juvenile, Housing Court

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Welcome to the Hampden County Bar Association! Congratulation to the newly elected 2017-2018 Board of Directors!  The Board of Director's Orientation will be held on August 1, 2017.  Anyone who may be interested in getting involved with any of our committees or sections are asked to contact HCBA office via email,  Click here for a list of our Committees.

Palmer District Court

For Attorneys & Judiciary

The Hampden County Bar Association is one of the oldest professional organizations in the Commonwealth. Our long-standing traditions of quality and service to our members and the community help us sustain a strong, active membership.

If you are already a member, log on to our members-only section to enjoy our online directories, newsletters, and weekly updates.

Membership in the HCBA is open to any attorney or judge living or working in Hampden County, Massachusetts. If you’re considering membership click below for more information.

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Chicopee District Court

For Law Students

The Hampden County Bar Association is pleased to offer honorary membership to students currently attending or enrolled in law school. Becoming involved early in a local bar association is a great opportunity for networking, access to practical day-to-day educational programs and can be key to your success.

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Hampden County Superior Court

For the Public

The Hampden County Bar Association is pleased to offer a variety of programs and services to the public through our committees and sections. We cooperate with many other community organizations to help ensure that all citizens have equal access to justice.  Click "explore more" for information about our

  • Lawyer Referral & Information Service
  • Lawyer for the Day Programs
  • Fee Arbitrations
  • Veteran's Initiative, and more.

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Of Interest

Welcome to the newest members of the Hampden County Bar Association!

Frank A. Gentile, Jr. - Student
Karen-Ann Huntoon, Esquire
Michael J. O'Connor, Esquire - MassMutual Law Division

Matthew S. Schoen, Esquire

 

Protecting our Protectors Program - Volunteers Needed

The Hampden County Bar Association invites our members to help with a new pro bono effort, Protecting Our Protectors, through which the HCBA will provide basic estate planning services to qualifying first responders and U.S. military veterans.  The Hampden County Bar Association will provide logistical, administrative, and subject matter support; all we ask of you is your time and effort.  Our first project will take place in late summer/early fall when we will draft will packages for homeless veterans who will be permanently housed in Soldier On's new facility in Agawam.  To learn more about this pro bono opportunity, please contact Attorney Caroline Murray or Attorney Katie McDonough.  To sign up directly, please email Jamie Morrow at the Hampden County Bar Association Legal Clinic.  

Remembering Attorney Archer B. Battista One Year After his passing

It is a bittersweet moment to recognize this day - the one year anniversary of our friend, colleague and Hampden County Bar Association past president, Attorney Archer B. Battista's passing. 

Through the recently established Colonel Archer B. Battista Veterans Scholarship fund, Archer's memory and legacy continue. This fund will be able to assist veterans attending law school for many years to come.

As a reminder, the recently created Hampden County Bar Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) corporation, and all donations are tax deductible. If you would like to contribute, please contact the HCBA office or submit a check made payable to the Colonel Archer B. Battista Veterans Scholarship Fund or the Hampden County Bar Foundation. 

HCBA Sponsorship Opportunities

The Hampden County Bar Association offers a variety of annual sponsorship levels. These packages offer a clear picture of how your company can benefit while making an impact on our legal community and the services we are able to offer the public. Depending on the package you choose, your company will be prominently recognized in our event promotions such as email blasts and notices, as well as in our monthly newsletter. Website links are also available. HCBA sponsorships are an excellent vehicle to consider when it comes to marketing your company's products and services. Please click here for more information regarding our Sponsorship Packages.

Should our sponsorship opportunities not fit your marketing plan or budget, the association encourages you to consider other forms of participation and we would be happy to discuss your needs.

Children's Law Project Funding Update

The Hampden County Bar Association is pleased to announce that we will receive an IOLTA Grant from the Massachusetts Bar Foundation of $45,000 for funding of the Hampden County Bar Association's Children's Law Project for the 2017-2018 Grant year. We are very grateful to the Massachusetts Bar Foundation for their continued support of this program. Through this program, children receive legal representation in the Hampden County Family and Probate Court for an array of matters. Visit their website for more information about the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and the good work they do.

CPCS Juvenile Court Attorney Shortage

In March we reported that Hampden County has a looming legal crisis on its hands.  Children, parents and guardians in child welfare cases are at imminent risk of denial of their right to a temporary custody hearing due to the lack of available counsel.   This leaves vulnerable children and families waiting for legal representation when expediency and diligence is needed most.  This legal crisis represents a broad range of issues from budgetary constraints to the opioid epidemic. Anyone who is interested in helping or learning more about what can be done, please see the letter from Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, Ralph D. Gants and Chief Justice of the Trial Court, Paula M. Carey

Click here for information on an upcoming training.

Members Spotlight

Attorney Laura Mangini Attorney Laura Mangini, is an associate at the firm of Alekman DiTusa, LLC and has a long-standing history of supporting Human Rights.  Laura graduated from UConn Law School in 2012.  While there, she participated in the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, where she helped refugees obtain asylum into the United States.  She also volunteered with the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center where she provided legal services to veterans with mental health problems.
Attorney Mangini has been extremely active in our local, state, and national bar associations. She is a member of the Hampden County Bar Association, actively participating in the New Lawyers Section, and was recently re-elected by her peers to serve on the Board of Directors.  She is also a member of Hampden County Bar Association Pro Bono Advisory Committee which oversees pro bono efforts in Hamden County. Attorney Mangini recently became a co-chair of the Western Massachusetts Committee of the Women’s Bar
Association, and has advanced methods to revitalize the influence of Western Massachusetts practitioners within this state-wide organization.  Further, she was chosen to represent The Hampden County Bar Association at the American Bar Association annual conference in February of 2016.  

Attorney Mangini’s is committed to her firm’s community outreach efforts, volunteering for Springfield Revitalize Community Development Corp.’s annual Green N’fit Neighborhood Rebuilding day, each year.   She also finds time once a month to read to elementary school children through the local Links to Libraries Read Aloud program.  

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JANE E. CROSBY
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DOHERTY, WALLACE, PILLSBURY & MURPHY, P.C.
WILLIAM J. DOHERTY, ESQ.
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MARY K. EATON, ESQ.
MARGARET E. ECKERT
ANGELA M. EDWARDS
EGAN, FLANAGAN AND COHEN, P.C.
HONORABLE DINA E. FEIN
HONORABLE JOHN S. FERRARA
JACK J. FERRITER, ESQ.
HONORABLE LINDA S. FIDNICK
FITZGERALD ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.C.
WILLIAM M. FITZGERALD, ESQ.
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HELENA S. FRIEDMAN, ESQ.
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GELINAS & LEFEBVRE, P.C.
LAURA S. GENTILE, ESQ.
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KYLE R. GUELCHER, ESQ.
HONORABLE WILLIAM P. HADLEY
HAMPDEN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
HARE, STAMM & HARRIS, LLC
BART Q. HOLLANDER, ESQ.
HONORABLE ROBERT L. HOWARTH
GOVERNOR'S COUNCILLOR MARY E. HURLEY
HONORABLE BARBARA M. HYLAND
CRISTINA M. IANELLO, ESQ.
MICHAEL O. JENNINGS, ESQ.
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CRAIG W. KAYLOR
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MORRISON MAHONEY, LLP
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MURPHY & MANITSAS, LLP
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JOSEPH M. PACELLA, ESQ.
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JOHN J. PAJAK
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HONORABLE JUDITH J. PHILLIPS
HONORABLE PATRICIA T. POEHLER
HONORABLE MICHAEL A. PONSOR
HONORABLE ELIZABETH PORADA
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MARY P. POWERS, ESQ.
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HONORABLE KATHERINE A. ROBERTSON
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HONORABLE STEVEN D. ROSE
HONORABLE DAVID S. ROSS
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