News & Events

Law Day provides an opportunity for all Americans to celebrate the freedoms that we enjoy, as guaranteed to us by the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights and the United States Constitution.  The Worcester County Bar Association is proud to sponsor an essay contest which provides our young citizens the opportunity to express what these freedoms and liberties mean to them.  The contest is for students currently in the 8th grade in a Worcester County school.  This year's theme is: "In a case where a student is accused of doing something that might be criminal, should school administration be required to alert the student's parents of the right to a lawyer before questioning the student about the wrongful behavior."

The deadline to submit an essay is February 29, 2016.  Please contact the WCBA office if you would like the guidelines to participate or for additional information at 508-752-1311.


The Family Law Section, chaired by Attorneys Barbara A. Cunningham and Penelope A. Kathiwala, presented a Position Statement and modifications to the Proposed Probate and Family Court Standing Order 16 regarding parenting coordination.  The Executive Committee at a meeting held on January 12, 2016, adopted the modifications and position statement submitted by the Family Law Section and have submitted the same to the Probate and Family Court for consideration.  Please follow the links below to review the documents.

Position Statement

Proposed Modifications

Nominations Sought to Serve on WCBA Executive Committee

The Nominating Committee of the Worcester County Bar Association, chaired by Gina M. Wilson, past-president, is currently accepting nominations for members to serve on the executive committee.
     The committee will accept nominations through February 23, 2016.  In order to serve on the executive committee you must be a regular member of the Worcester County Bar Association in good standing for at least three years.  Members serve a two year term.
     Any member of the WCBA may submit names for consideration by the Committee.  You may contact the chair, Gina M. Wilson or send your nomination or letter of intent to Worcester County Bar Association, c/o Nominating Committee, 370 Main Street, Suite 975, Worcester, MA  01608, or email to  If sent by email, please put on the subject line, "Nominating Committee".

Law Day Committee Secures the Honorable Nancy Gertner (retired) as Guest Speaker

The Law Day Committee of the Worcester County Bar Association, chaired by our president-elect, Edward P. Ryan, Jr., is pleased to announce that the Honorable Nancy Gertner (retired), former United States District Court Judge for the District of Massachusetts is this year's speaker for our annual Law Day Breakfast.  The breakfast is scheduled for April 28, 2016, at 7:30 a.m., at the Beechwod Hotel, Plantation Street, Worcester.  


Seminar materials from some of the programs that were sponsored this past year are available in the member only area of this site.  In addition, some of the programs are available as a podcast.  Log-in and you will have access to the program materials and podcasts. 


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!


FY 2016 Sustaining Members

Carl D. Aframe
Agnelli Law Offices, P.C.
Stephen R. Anderson
Gregory J. Angelini
Michael P. Angelini
Robert J. Arakelian
Ryan P. Avery
Michael D. Badger
George A. Balko, III
L. Jed Berliner, Berliner Law
Berthiaume & Berthiaume
Stephen P. Bik
BourgeoisWhite, LLP
Stephen J. Brown
Kevin T. Byrne
Jennie L. Caissie
Christopher, Hays, Wojcik & Mavricos, LLP
James F. Connors
Richard J. Considine
Hon. John J. Conte
James F. Cosgrove, Esq.
Daniel Ward Cronin
Kevin M. David
Robert F. Dore, Jr.
Shirley Doyle
Fletcher Tilton PC
Francis A. Ford
Patrick A. Fox
Hon. Andre A. Gelinas
Geoffrey R. German
Hassett & Donnelly, P.C.
Deirdre Healy
Jan L. (Najemy) Heinrichs
Timothy S. Hillman
Martin B. Kallio, Jr., Esq.
John F. Keenan
Landry & Meilus, LLP
Ellyn Lazar-Moore
Leland Law Associates, PC
Joseph Lian, Jr.
Robert E. Longden
Jonathan Mannina
Hon. John S. McCann (ret.)
Hon. Janet J. McGuiggan
Jennifer Melia, Esq.
Milton, Laurence & Dixon, LLP
Mirick O'Connell
Carolyn M. Mitchell
Richard A. Morocco, Esq.
Christine Griggs Narcisse
O'Connell & O'Connell, P.C.
Kathleen E. O'Connor
O'Connor and Ryan, P.C.
Gene O'Donnell
Richard Ricker
Brenda M. Rivard
Maria M. Rivera-Cotto
Roncone Law Offices, P.C.
Sbrogna & Brunelle, LLP
Seder & Chandler, LLP
Timothy J. Smyth
Philip M. Stone
Law Offices of Nicole D. Sullivan & Associates, P.C.
Paul M. Sushchyk
Tashjian Simsarian LLP
William C. Tattan
Polly A. Tatum
Christopher M. Tully
Richard C. Van Nostrand
Anthony J. Vigliotti
Wickstrom Morse, LLP

To become a sustaining member,
download the application here.