Mala Rafik to Head the BBA's Lawyer Referral Service Review Committee
The Boston Bar Association today announced that Mala Rafik, managing partner at Rosenfeld Rafik & Sullivan, has been named Chair of the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) Review Committee. Her practice focuses on representing clients denied short- and long-term disability benefits by private insurance carriers. She has been a member of the Committee since 2011. At the BBA, Rafik has also served on the Council; was a member of the Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Section from 2006-2013, serving as Co-Chair from 2006-2007; and has been a mentor through the Group Mentoring Program since 2011.
The LRS Review Committee oversees the BBA's Lawyer Referral Service, the BBA's largest public service program, which plays an important role in the BBA's mission to increase access to justice. The program connects callers in need of legal assistance to qualified help from private attorneys, legal services agencies, government offices, and community programs. The Committee recommends changes to the policies and procedures of the LRS, supervises the admission, suspension, and/or removal of LRS member attorneys, and ensures that the LRS is providing consumers with targeted referrals to competent counsel.
Effective immediately, the LRS Review Committee will consist of nine attorneys:
Mala Rafik, Chair
Rosenfeld Rafik & Sullivan, P.C.
Lance Law LLC
Mary K.Y. Lee P.C.
The Law Offices of Cynthia E. MacCausland
Parker & Associates
The Law Office of Christopher T. Saccardi
Law Office of Dino R. Santangelo
Minerva Law, P.C.
Frank J. Teague & Associates
The Boston Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary membership organization of 10,000 attorneys drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools. It traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, the lawyer who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the second president of the United States.