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Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce that Katherine Dullea and Caroline Davis have joined the firm as associates. Katherine and Caroline work on our criminal defense, employment law, and students’ rights cases. Continue reading

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We are pleased to announce that seven of our attorneys have been selected to the 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. We would also like to congratulate four of our attorneys for being selected to the 2020 Massachusetts Rising Stars list.

Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Only up to 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to the Super Lawyers list, and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

Please join us in congratulating the following attorneys who have been selected as “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” this year.

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The Commonwealth dropped all charges in an 8-count Superior Court firearms case after Emma Quinn-Judge prevailed on a motion to suppress. The court ordered all evidence in the case suppressed because the police unlawfully stopped and searched the motor vehicle in which Emma’s client was traveling.

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Bernstein-headshot-horizontalAttorney Inga Bernstein received the 2020 Top Women of Law award from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The award recognizes women lawyers who are “pioneers, educators, trailblazers and role models.” Click here to see a full list of the 2020 recipients.

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Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP is proud to announce that Attorneys Inga Bernstein, David Duncan, Elizabeth Lunt, Ruth O’Meara-Costello, Emma Quinn-Judge, Monica Shah, Rachel Stroup, and Norman Zalkind are listed in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession and rates attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Congratulations to all!

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On August 7, 2020, Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein attorneys submitted testimony to the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development in support of a bill to assist working parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill, S. 2869, would grant job protection to parents who cannot work during the current state of emergency due to a lack of childcare. The bill would also ensure that parents who are out of work because of a lack of childcare receive unemployment benefits. The firm’s testimony highlighted the difficulty parents face in trying to continue to work while schools and daycares are closed, and the disproportionate effect the pandemic is having on women’s ability to participate in the workforce. The firm strongly urges the legislature to pass the bill and provide protections to working parents in the Commonwealth.

The firm’s testimony can be read here.

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Shah-headshotOn Wednesday, July 22, 2020, Monica Shah, a partner at Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP, will speak at the Boston Bar Association’s 2020 Higher Education Virtual Legal Conference. She will join a panel titled “Title IX: Hearing from Parties’ Counsel and Predicting Future Litigation.” Learn more about the event here.

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Monica Shah, a partner at Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP, will be joining a panel of experts for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s 41st Annual Labor & Employment Conference scheduled for Thursday, June 18, 2020.  Attorney Shah will be presenting recent developments in state and federal employment law.  Registration for this virtual conference is open until June 16, 2020. Learn more about the event here.

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Middlesex Superior Court recently granted attorney Emma Quinn-Judge’s motion to release her client in light of the risk posed by COVID-19. Her client, who has underlying respiratory conditions that place him at high risk if he is exposed to COVID-19, was being detained pre-trial due to his alleged “dangerousness” at the Middlesex House of Corrections, where there are numerous confirmed cases of COVID-19. A superior court judge vacated the dangerousness finding and ordered her client released to his home.
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