Katherine Hesse, Partner with Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP was Honored by Saint Mary’s Center for Women and Children
On Thursday, October 11, 2019, Attorney Katherine Hesse, previous chair of St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, was honored at the organization’s Diamonds of Dorchester Gala fundraiser at the Marriott Copley. Ms. Hesse accepted a plaque of thanks and appreciation in recognition of her “extraordinary service, leadership, and contribution to St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children. Because of you, generations of families have a safe place to call home and brighter futures. We remain grateful to you for dedication and commitment to the families who live, learn, and work at the Center.”
Katherine. Hesse is a partner with the Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP law firm which has offices in Boston, Quincy and Springfield. St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children offers innovative and family-centered programs for women and children who have experienced trauma and are living in poverty. Placing families at the center of its efforts, St. Mary’s Center works in partnership with young women, many of them mothers, to break the cycle of poverty and achieve lasting, powerful change by building their emotional well-being, educational achievements and economic independence.
The MCLE (Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education) sponsored an eLecture where Mary Ellen Sowyrda, a partner with Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, presented. Alongside Ms. Sowyrda was Daniel Ahearn, Esq., and Marlies Spanjaard from the Committee for Public Counsel Services. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), school authorities are required to conduct Manifestation Determination when it comes to discipling a student with disabilities. Their presentation, titled “How to Handle Manifestation Determination Reviews for Students with Disabilities”, focused Read More
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