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wcba accepting nominations for executive committee election
The Committee that nominates members for election to the Executive Committee has been appointed by WCBA President Richard J. Rafferty.  The Committee on Nominations will be chaired by our immediate Past-President, Edward P. Ryan, Jr.  Members appointed to serve on this Committee are Padgett D. Berthiaume, Katherine A. Bagdis, Matthew J. Holmes and John McGuire.
Section 5.4 of the by-laws of the Worcester County Bar Association provide that, "Any member [of the WCBA] may send to the chair of the [Nominating] Committee the names of such members as he [or she] may desire to propose for the consideration of the [Nominating] Committee."  Please keep in mind that the by-laws also require that a person must be a regular member in good standing for at least three years to be eligible to serve on the Executive Committee.
Proposed nominations should be made to the Committee Chair, Edward P. Ryan, Jr. by February 20, 2018.  You may send your nominations and/or letter of intent to Nominating Committee, c/o WCBA, 370 Main Street, Suite 975, Worcester, MA 01608 or

     The Worcester County Bar Association is presently accepting grant applications through its donor advised fund managed by the Massachusetts Bar Foundation.  Awards will be given to nonprofit organizations located in and/or servicing the population of Worcester County.
     The Worcester County Bar Association invites applications from nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts for projects that contribute to the following objectives:
     - Provide legal services to the poor,
     - Advance the administration of justice or
     - Support law-related education in the cities and towns of Worcester County.
     Through this program we will be able to award approximately $2,500.00 - $3,000.00 to eligible programs.  Please follow the link to download a copy of the application packet and guidelines.  The deadline to submit proposals is March 29, 2018.

Application Packet


      Law Day allows the opportunity for all Americans to celebrate the freedoms that we enjoy, as guaranteed to us by the United States Constitution and the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights.  The Worcester County Bar Association is proud to sponsor an essay contest which gives our young citizens the opportunity to express what these freedoms and liberties mean to them.  Please follow the link to receive the information on how to participate in this year's contest.  The essay contest is for students currently enrolled in the eighth grade in a Worcester County, Massachusetts school.   




As a WCBA member you have access to our Mentor Program. We have over 75 experienced attorneys covering a wide variety of practice areas. These attorneys are available to assist you with questions you may have within a particular practice area, practical advice, and/or information on law office management, etc.

If you are a current member of the Worcester County Bar Association and you wish to utilize the services of this program, contact the WCBA office at 508-752-1311 and we will be happy to provide you with the name of an attorney to assist you. It's that simple!

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FY 2018 Sustaining Members

Michael N. Abodeely
Agnelli Law Offices, P.C.
Stephen R. Anderson
Gregory J. Angelini
Michael P. Angelini
Leonardo A. Angiulo
Robert J. Arakelian
Michael Badger, Esq.
George A. Balko, III
Charles P. Ball
Bennett & Forts, PC
Paul F. Benoit
Burton F. Berg
Berthiaume & Berthiaume
Stephen P. Bik
Bourgeois White LLP
Michael D. Brockelman
Kevin T. Byrne
Christopher, Hays, Wojcik & Mavricos, LLP
Hon. John J. Conte
Joseph R. Conte
James F. Cosgrove, Esq.
Daniel W. Cronin
Kevin M. David
Bob Dore
Shirley A. Doyle
Jane Eden P.C.
Hon. Francis R. Fecteau (ret.)
Fletcher Tilton PC
Francis A. Ford
Patrick A. Fox
Attorney Todd A. Gattoni 
Hon. Andre A. Gelinas (ret.)
Hon. Geoffrey R. German
Hon. Martha P. Grace (ret.)
Hassett & Donnelly, P.C.
Deirdre Healy
Hebert Law Offices, P.L.L.C.
Jan L. (Najemy) Heinrichs
Highland Law Offices,
   Hon. Mel L. Greenberg (ret.)
Timothy S. Hillman
Matthew J. Holmes
Margaret J. Hurley
Martin B. Kallio, Jr., Esq.
Edward N. Karcasinas, Jr. 
Karpenski & Schmelkin
Law Office of Harry P. Kotseas, P.C.
Landry & Meilus, LLP
Ellyn Lazar-Moore
Joseph Lian, Jr.
Lian Zarrow
Robert E. Longden
Jonathan Mannina
Hon. John S. McCann (ret.)
Law Office of Kathleen McGovern
Mirageas & Avery, LLC
Mirick O'Connell
Michael C. Moschos
Michelle M. Murray
Christine G. Narcisse
O'Connell & O'Connell
O'Connor and Ryan, P.C.
Eugene P. O'Donnell, Jr.
Lynette Paczkowski
R. Norman Peters
Charles F. Proctor, Esq.
Richard J. Rafferty
Hon. Edward J. Reynolds (ret.)
Richard Ricker
Maria Rivera-Cotto
Sbrogna, Brunelle & Donius, LLP
Thomas J. Scannell
John A. Shea
Timothy J. Smyth
George F. Sullivan
Paul M. Sushchyk
Hon. Charles B. Swartwood, III (ret.)
Tashjian Simsarian, LLP
William C. Tattan
Law Offices of Polly A. Tatum
Christopher M. Tully
James T. Van Buren
Richard C. Van Nostrand
Anthony J. Vigliotti
Wickstrom Morse, LLP


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