May 4, 2016 -Springfield, Ma- Every year the Massachusetts Bar Association recognizes attorneys and law firms that make extraordinary and significant efforts to enhance the justice system and its effectiveness. This year Assistant District Attorney Ellen Berger has been recognized with the Prosecutor Award by the Massachusetts Bar Association at their 2016 Access to Justice Award’s dinner.
The Prosecutor Award is given to “a state or federal prosecutor who has distinguished himself or herself in public service and whose commitment to justice and serving the community where he or she lives or works is particularly praiseworthy.”
“Ellen’s commitment to her work and to her role in the pursuit of justice is admirable and rare. The recognition she has received with this award is richly deserved,” stated Hampden District attorney Anthony D. Gulluni
Assistant District Attorney Ellen Berger stated, “I am grateful to have received this award which is also a tribute to the amazing group of talented professionals that I have had the pleasure to work with over the course of my career. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to serve under the leadership of District Attorney Gulluni and am honored to be recognized by the Massachusetts Bar Association and their organization, a group for which I have the utmost respect.“
Later this year Attorney Berger will mark twenty-five years of service in the Hampden District Attorney’s Office. Currently, ADA Berger is Chief of the Grand Jury/Intake Unit. In this role she supervises a division that is responsible for initially processing cases coming into Superior Court as well as initiating and presenting all Grand Jury proceedings. Attorney Berger’s unit is directly involved in almost every case prosecuted in Hampden Superior Court. This requires her to work closely with all law enforcement agencies in Hampden County, which frequently commends her thoroughness and tireless pursuit of justice. Attorney Berger’s long work hours and around the clock availability to prosecutors and police officers make her an invaluable employee and deserving of this recognition.
The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Access to Justice Awards took place on the evening of Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Boston.
PHOTO: Please note the attached photograph features Assistant District Attorney Ellen Berger and Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni