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Two MHTL Attorneys Appointed as Hearing Officers

Attorneys Alisia St. Florian and Matthew Feeney have been appointed to serve as Hearing Officers for the Board of Bar Overseers for the 2019-2021 Term. During this voluntary three year appointment, hearing officers are called upon to make determinations and recommendations as to alleged attorney misconduct.

Alisia St. Florian is a partner at Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane. Mrs. St. Florian’s primary focus is special education along with general education law.

Matthew Feeney was an Assistant District Attorney for fifteen years in both Essex and Suffolk County. Mr. Feeney is a senior attorney emphasizing in representation of public retirement boards, conducting internal investigations for public and private entities, civil litigation and criminal defense.

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Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP Partner Recognized as a Top Women of Law Honoree for 2022

  Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP is proud to announce that Attorney Kathryn Murphy, a Partner at the firm, has been selected as a Top Women of Law 2022 honoree by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The honorees are selected based upon their “ significant contributions to the legal profession while also serving as role models for women entering the law.” Ms. Murphy is the first attorney at the firm to receive this prestigious honor. She has been practicing law at Read More

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NEW LEGISLATION ADDRESSING BARRIERS TO CARE FOR MENTAL HEALTH HAS IMPACTS ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

On August 10, 2022, Chapter 177 of Acts of 2022, “An Act Addressing Barriers to Care for Mental Health” was signed by Governor Baker. For public schools, it has impacts on student discipline, special education services, and emergency response plans. The bill goes into effect on November 8, 2022. Set forth below are summaries of the new law’s impact in the identified areas.

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