Plymouth Office
P.O. Box 3022
Plymouth, MA 02061



May 10, 2017

Dear Member:

The PDBA is pleased to declare that our 9th annual Law Day Celebration easily upheld its status as the “Gold Standard” for Law Day Celebrations in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We would like to thank our keynote speaker, the Honorable Paul Dawley, Chief Justice of the District Court for speaking to our attendees. We also would like to thank the Honorable Edward Boyle, the Honorable Christopher Muse, the Honorable James Sullivan and Assistant Clerk Robert Palumbo for their enlightening and witty speeches. We enlightened our students who served as jurors in the Robert E. Kenny Jr. mock trial in the morning; we educated local practitioners with a timely seminar on the subject of “Breathalyzer Cases After Ananias” in the afternoon. Moreover America’s Oldest Bar Association (est. 1750) is especially pleased to state, without fear of contradiction, that our Law Day Banquet at the prestigious Indian Pond Country Club, featuring Attorney Dean Strang of Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” fame, was a smashing success!!

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Surfside Smokehouse, 14 Union St., Plymouth, (508) 927-4111. We will be in our own private room with a balcony that offers a majestic view of Plymouth Harbor. As usual, our world famous social hour will commence at approximately 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar and unsurpassed social bonhomie.

A “Southern BBQ” buffet dinner will follow at approximately 6:30 p.m. Our buffet will include chorizo chili, cole slaw, potato salad, corn on the cob, mac and cheese, braised greens, baked beans, corn bread, wedge salad, sliced beef brisket, golden glazed chicken breast, pulled pork and pull apart buns. We will also be treated to not one but TWO desserts….apple cranberry strudel and triple chocolate cake!! The price for this amazing meal will be a mere $38.00 per person. Those wishing to make a reservation may do so by emailing or by calling Marshall Johnson at 508-224-8700 by Friday, May 26, 2017.

Save the Dates: Please mark the following 2017 PDBA meeting dates on your smart phones, tablets, pocket diaries and, if necessary, cell walls: June 14 (Golf Tournament), September 27, October 25, November 15 (Elections) and December 13 (Christmas Party).

Golf Tournament: This year’s Sixth Annual Mayflower Cup Golf Tournament is “Hitting the Road” and will be held on June 14, 2017 at the Indian Pond Country Club! The cost per person will be $130.00 and this includes cart rental, greens fees,18 holes of golf and a fabulous buffet dinner!! Not to mention all of the various prizes, raffles and giveaways to be had. So, get your foursomes ready, polish those irons and wash your balls! The PDBA hopes to raise significant funds to continue to grow its scholarship program.

Dues: All members are reminded that PDBA dues are $50.00 per year and are paid on a calendar year basis commencing in January of each year. Paid members are entitled to be listed, along with two (2) specialty areas of practice, in the annual PDBA Membership Directory due out in June of each year. Additionally membership in the PDBA (America’s Oldest Bar Association, established 1750) carries with it the cache of being a member of the most interesting and rewarding bar association north of Pebble Beach and west of Augusta National.

BONUS: The first person to call the PDBA at 508-224-8700 with the correct answer to our special security question gets a free meal on 5/31/17.

Bar Association Room: Please be reminded that all PDBA members have access to a Bar Association room in the library at the courthouse for meetings, depositions, etc. Please contact Jean Lee at 508-583-6966 to arrange to use this facility. Please try to give Jean as much advance notice as possible when you realize that you want to reserve the room. Remember, if we don’t use it, we might lose it.

Scholarships: The Thomas P. Kramer Scholarships are awarded each year to local high school students continuing their education at the college level in areas associated with the law, the legal profession and law enforcement. Last year three (3) $500 scholarships were awarded and we hope to continue to expand this program. Simply put, we would like to increase our scholarship awards and make more of them! In addition to our golf tournament we anticipate offering more 50/50 raffles throughout the year and we encourage our members to contribute their cash, time, labor and ideas to this great program.

PDBA DIRECTORY: The PDBA Directory will be available for distribution to members at the June meeting. This handy directory is for paid members and includes name, address, telephone, email and two (2) areas of specialty for each entry. If you would like to be included in this directory your 2017 PDBA dues must be paid and you must be sure to provide your contact information (including email), as well as your list of two (2) specialties, to Marshall Johnson 508-224-8700 (phone), 508-224-8737 (fax) or by responding to the PDBA email at as soon as possible. Additionally, all members should verify that the PDBA has the most up-to-date contact information for them by contacting the resident curmudgeon at 508-224-8700.

Lastly please be reminded that the Plymouth District Bar Association is able to keep its membership benefits high and it costs low by maintaining a slim financial margin of error. Therefore if the vicissitudes of life intervene and you find that you are unable to attend a meeting after having made a reservation and the PDBA is charged for your meal we reserve the right to ask you to pony up the added expense.

Very truly yours,


Carol Fitzsimmons, Secretary


If you have not paid your yearly dues they are  $ 50.00 payable to the Plymouth District Bar Association to Post Office Box 3022, Plymouth, MA 02361.

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