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Women's Bar Association honors Senator Katherine Clark

Posted by Christina Jedra  March 28, 2013 10:00 AM

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Pictured (left to right) are: Ann Hartner and Kristin Shirahama, WBA Legislative Policy Committee Co-Chairs; Lurleen Gannon, WBA President; Andrea Kramer, WBA Immediate Past President; and Senator Katherine Clark.

The following was submitted by the office of Katherine Clark:

At its annual meeting on March 20, 2013, the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) honored State Senator Katherine Clark (D-5th Middlesex) as Legislator of the Year for her distinguished service on women’s issues during her tenure in the State House.

The WBA recognized Senator Clark for her leadership on a number of issues, including her efforts to end domestic violence and provide legal services and support to victims, to protect women’s access to healthcare, to ensure equitable coverage in disability policies, and to prohibit discrimination in insurance policies.

“The WBA thanks Senator Clark for her consistent service on behalf of women and women’s issues,” said WBA President Lurleen Gannon. “We will continue to work closely with her to help advance our shared priorities.”WBAImmediate Past PresidentAndrea Kramer added, “The WBA appreciates Senator Clark’s commitment to helping victims of domestic violence and ensuring such victims have the resources and protections in place to be safe.  Senator Clark has been a true leader in the legislature on issues of importance to women.”

“I am honored to receive this award from the WBA, an organization dedicated to justice, equality and advocacy on issues that matter to women and families,” said Senator Clark.  “I am proud to partner with the WBA as we amplify the voicesof victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, stand with disadvantaged parents who deserve the opportunity to provide for their children, advocateequal pay for equal work and family-friendly policies, and ensure access to legal services for those who are struggling.”

TheWBA annual meeting also featured a reception for newly admitted lawyers and keynote remarks by the Honorable Barbara A. Lenk, Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.


 

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