Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will be honored by the Boston Bar Association. Photo: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro Thomas Menino served as the mayor of Boston for two decades. Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will receive a major honor this week for his years of public service.

The Boston Bar Association will honor Menino on Saturday evening withthe 2014 Public Service Award at the annualJohn & Abigail Adams Benefit for his many years of"unparalleled leadership and service to the community throughout his 20 years as mayor of Boston." The organization announced that Menino would be the recipient in a statement in June.


Boston Bar Foundation President Jack Clymer cited Menino's many examples of successful work within the community.

"Whether it's his unwavering support for the Boston Bar AssociationSummer JobsProgram, his advocacy for CORI reform, or his leadership of efforts to help those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings, Mayor Menino has been front and center and has received national recognition for his decades-long dedication to the City of Boston," Clymer said. "Our city is truly a better place for his service."

The John & Abigail Adams Benefit raises money for thedelivery of legal servicesto low-income and underserved individuals and families. The eventwill take place at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

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