I write with mixed emotions to let you know that I will be leaving the Boston Bar Association, effective January 6 after accepting a job as Senior Policy Analyst for Iron Mountain. I am excited to be taking on new challenges there as part of Iron Mountain’s new in-house government affairs team, but also sad to be leaving my position of Legislation and Public Policy Manager after 3.5 years.
I want to thank all of the members, the staff and leadership of the BBA, and all of the groups and organizations with whom we work closely. I have had amazing opportunities to work on so many fascinating, intellectually stimulating, and important issues and initiatives in my time here, such as our nationally recognized civil legal aid task force report, amicus briefs that made winning arguments before the US Supreme Court and Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and countless comments to the courts and others on rules impacting day-to-day legal practice.
While all of that has been interesting and both personally and professionally rewarding, its value does not come anywhere close to all of the great relationships I have made. I am amazed on a daily basis by our members who so willingly give freely of their time and legal expertise for the greater good. The work ethic, talent, and generosity of everyone involved in BBA is truly inspiring and is definitely what I will miss most.
Over the coming months, I am sure the BBA will hire a great replacement who will take the Association’s government affairs function to new heights. In the meantime, your go-to for all things GR is Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs, Michael Avitzur (firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-778-1942).
All the best,
Boston Bar Association
Legislation and Public Policy Manager