Arranges and provides memorial services in open court when the families of deceased attorneys desire them.
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For a number of years, it has been our Bar's tradition to honor the memory of members of the Bar who have died during the year. When the family desires, a memorial ceremony is conducted for a deceased member at a special session of the Superior Court, presided over by one of our resident superior court judges (or occasionally a district court judge), and attended by the deceased member's family and friends, the president of the Bar, a co-chair of the Memorials Committee and other members of the Bar.
On behalf of the Memorials Committee, a designated member of the Bar prepares and presents at this memorial ceremony a special resolution commemorating the life and services of the deceased member which becomes a permanent record in the minutes of the Court. The Court also invites friends and colleagues to make informal remarks or to share recollections about the deceased member which often results in moving memories and tributes. The Court is subsequently adjourned in memory of the deceased member.
The MCB has placed the memorial resolution documents on www.MeckBar.org for the public to view. In 2011, the MCB collected all documented memorial resolutions dated back to 1942 and bound them together in a set of books. More recently, the family and presenter are now given an audio CD of the memorial service.
During the past year, proceedings have been conducted for the following deceased members of our Bar:
The Committee extends special thanks and appreciation to the judges who presided on these occasions, to those members of the Bar who have prepared and presented the resolutions, to the Bar members and family and friends who have attended these memorial proceedings and to Linda Brooks who has handled the various arrangements necessary to the continuing of this fine tradition of the Bar.