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August 02, 2021

Maryellen Cuthbert to receive ABA GPSolo Solo and Small Firm Trainer Award

CHICAGO, Aug. 3, 2021 — The American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division will honor Maryellen Cuthbert of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, with its 2021 Solo and Small Firm Trainer Award, which recognizes lawyers who have made significant contributions to educating lawyers or law students regarding the opportunities and challenges of a solo and small firm practice.

The award will be presented to Cuthbert at 12:45-1:45 p.m. CDT on Friday, Aug. 6 at a virtual award presentation during the 2021 ABA Hybrid Annual Meeting.

As private and appointed counsel, Cuthbert has represented juveniles and adult defendants in Massachusetts for over 30 years. As a juvenile supervising attorney, she provides training and mentoring for juvenile trial attorneys. Although her law practice is focused on juveniles and youthful offenders, she also has an extensive criminal practice in Massachusetts Superior Court.

Cuthbert’s work requires expertise in school law issues, child requiring assistance petitions along with care and protection matters. She is a past recipient of the Jay Blitzman Youth Advocacy Award and was named the 2018 Massachusetts Bar Association Access to Justice Defender of the year. She is a graduate of Manhattanville College, attended Franklin Pierce Law Center and Boston University School of Law, receiving her law degree in 1983. For a photo of Cuthbert, click here.

With more than 10,000 members, the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division is committed to providing unique resources exclusively for solo, small-firm and general practitioners, who represent half of the nation’s lawyers.

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