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
P: (413) 732-4660
F: (413) 732-6882
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Hampden County Bar Association

Springfield Juvenile, Housing Court

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Welcome to the Hampden County Bar Association! Dues Renewal Invoices have been sent to all members and are due this week.  If you did not receive one, please contact our office via email
Now included with your membership is access to Casemaker, a comprehensive legal research program.  We will be organizing some online webinars to familiarize you with their services in the next few weeks.  Once you log into the HCBA website you will see a link for Casemaker.*  
Please stop by or call our office if you need assistance logging into the HCBA website.

*Some reduced rate membership categories excluded. 

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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Check out the online Pictorial Directory.

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!

Nicholas D. Amanti, Esquire - Fitzgerald Attorneys At Law, P.C.
Ms. Lauren Aquino - Community Legal Aid, Development Director
Tyson A. Fung, Esquire - Hampden County District Attorney's Office
Raymond G. Keane, Esquire - LEGO Systems, Inc.
Matthew S. LaValley, Esquire
Matthew J. Loftus, Esquire - Hampden County District Attorney's Office
Stephen L. Sobey, Esquire - Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C.

Kathryn G. Wakefield, Esquire - Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas, LLP
Sarah K. Willey, Esquire - Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas, LLP

 

Race Judicata: A Run for the Bar

Thank you to all who participated and sponsored the Hampden County Bar Association's 4th Annual Race Judicata - A Run for the Bar! This year's 5K was held on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at the Ashley Reservoir, Holyoke, MA. Proceeds raised from this year's event will benefit the Children's Law Project and the Colonel Archer B. Battista Veterans Memorial Scholarship. Please click here to see the results and click here to see photos from the event. We hope to see you all next year! 

Protecting our Protectors Program - Volunteers Needed

The Hampden County Bar Association would like to thank the following attorneys who have volunteered for our new pro bono program, Protecting Our Protectors, through which they will prepare basic estate planning services to qualifying first responders and U.S. military veterans:

  • Alison M. Bartlett-O'Donnell
  • David K.  Bartley
  • Christina T. Benoit
  • Charles R. Casartello Jr
  • Hyman G. Darling
  • Johnathan R. Elliott Sr.
  • Cristina Ianello
  • Kevin V. Maltby
  • Katie Manzi McDonough
  • Michael G. McDonough
  • Caroline M. Murray
  • William J. O'Neil
  • Gina M. Paro
  • Todd C. Ratner
  • Stanley A. Szlachetka
  • Gillian Szlachetka Dubay
  • John Velis
  • Valerie Vignaux
  • David K.  Webber
  • Thomas N. Wilson
We are currently working with homeless veterans who will be permanently housed in Soldier On's new facility in Agawam.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Jaime Morrow at the Hampden County Bar Association Legal Clinic. 

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.

Members Spotlight

Attorney Michael FrazeeWe would like to recognize Attorney Stephen Phillips posthumously after his passing last month.  Steven embodied everything we strive to be as an attorney and human being.  Steve was a partner with the firm of Dunn and Phillips PC., and was recognized by his clients and colleagues as a tireless advocate. Attorney Phillips had a proven track record of negotiating and litigating personal injury cases and representing those charged with crimes.  For 15 years, Steve worked with more than 130 hospice patients at Baystate Visiting Nurse & Hospice, where he assisted them with everything from drafting wills to counseling on end-of-life matters. But sometimes his greatest work came when he just spent time with them to watch a Red Sox/Yankee game.  His skill at addressing the legal needs of hospice patients was only surpassed by his reputation for going outside the role of counsel when he felt that's what his clients needed. Calling pro bono an "honor, not a chore," Steve said the times when he had the "honor of feeding a hospice patient" or adjusting their bed were some of the best things about working with his pro bono clients.


Attorney Phillips was a strong advocate for local veterans and was involved with many programs to help veterans with access to justice, when needed, once they returned from service.  Steve consistently volunteered for the Mass Bar Dial-a-lawyer programs and the HCBA Legal help hotline.  In 2011 Attorney Phillips assisted in organizing and implementation of the HCBA tornado relief.  In 2013, Steve answered the call to action from the MBA and participated in their Boston Marathon Bombing victims’ legal assistance program.

Attorney Phillips was on the SJC Pro Bono Honor Roll since 2010, he received the MBA Access to Justice Pro Bono Publico Award in 2014 and was the recipient of the St. Thomas More Society Award.  In addition to being a member and Board member of the Hampden County Bar Association, Steve was a member of the Mass Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  Attorney Phillips certainly led by example!

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HONORABLE LOIS M. EATON
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MARGARET E. ECKERT
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HONORABLE LINDA S. FIDNICK
WILLIAM M. FITZGERALD, ESQ.
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HONORABLE ANNE M. GEOFFRION
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HONORABLE ROBERT A. GORDON
HONORABLE JOHN M. GREANEY
KYLE R. GUELCHER, ESQ.
HONORABLE WILLIAM P. HADLEY
BART Q. HOLLANDER, ESQ.
HONORABLE ROBERT L. HOWARTH
GOVERNOR'S COUNCILLOR MARY E. HURLEY
HONORABLE BARBARA M. HYLAND
CRISTINA M. IANELLO, ESQ.
BONNIE L. KARAS
HONORABLE ELIZABETH D. KATZ
HONORABLE GEORGE C. KEADY, JR
HONORABLE C. JEFFREY KINDER
DAVID A. LADIZKI
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LAW OFFICES OF ATTORNEY JOSEPH M. PACELLA
LAW OFFICES OF JENNIFER THORN
STEVEN M. LEECOCK
LAWRENCE J. LEVINE
STANLEY R. LIGHT, ESQ.
GARY B. LIQUORI
DAVID L. LORENZI
HONORABLE MARIE E. LYONS
DAWN M. MACKINNON
HONORABLE LAURIE MACLEOD
J. TIMOTHY MANNION, ESQ.
HONORABLE MARK D. MASON
PETER D. MAZZA
CAROLYN L. McCAFFREY, ESQ.
JILL M. MCCARTHY PAYNE, ESQ.
HONORABLE EDWARD J. McDONOUGH, JR.
JOHN P. McKENNA, ESQ.
SAMUEL MEDINA
JOHN E. MILLER, ESQ.
RANDY J. MILOU
KEITH A. MINOFF, ESQ.
HONORABLE ROBERT S. MURPHY, JR.
CHRISTOPHER B. MYHRUM, ESQ.
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HONORABLE KENNETH P. NEIMAN
JEFFREY K. O'CONNOR, ESQ.
HONORABLE WILLIAM J. O'GRADY
HONORABLE TINA S. PAGE
KARA L. PARKS
HONORABLE JOHN M. PAYNE, JR.
HONORABLE EDWARD C. PECK, JR.
HONORABLE GAIL L. PERLMAN
STEPHEN J. PHILLIPS, ESQ.
HONORABLE PATRICIA T. POEHLER
HONORABLE ELIZABETH PORADA
MARY P. POWERS, ESQ.
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CHRISTOPHER D. REAVEY, ESQ.
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HONORABLE DAVID S. ROSS
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