• MBLA Board Meetings

    The MBLA will host its next Board meeting on November 12, 2014 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the Boston Bar Association. All are welcome to attend.

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  • The MBLA congratulates Justice Hines

    The MBLA congratulates Justice Hines on her confirmation as a Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Click here to view the press release.

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  • The MBLA congratulates Past President Damian Wilmot

    The MBLA congratulates Past President Damian Wilmot on his new position as Assistant General Counsel for Litigation at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

  • The MBLA congratulates MBLA Director Wes Alexander

    We would like to congratulate MBLA Director Wes Alexander on his new position with Travelers Insurance in Connecticut. We thank Wes for his commitment and dedication to the MBLA and for his service to the MBLA Board for the past two years. We wish Wes much success in his future endeavors!

  • MBLA Student Summer BBQ - 2014

    On Saturday, July 19th, 2014, the MBLA hosted the Student Summer BBQ at the home of our President-Elect, Angela Gomes. The event was a great success bringing together over 50 students and members of the MBLA for an afternoon of casual networking, with food from Perry’s Catering and beverages provided by the MBLA. We hope to make this an annual event and we are looking for next year’s host, so please let us know if you would be interested.

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  • MBLA 5th Annual Summer Clambake

    On August 2, 2014, we hosted our 5th Annual Summer Clambake at Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard. Despite the inclement weather, we had a terrific turnout, and approximately 80 attendees enjoyed a traditional clambake dinner. We thank EMC for sponsoring the event, and we look forward to our 6th Annual Clambake.

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  • MBLA Rainmakers' Roundtable Series 2014-2015

    An Interactive Three-Part Series Designed to Produce and Advance the Next Generation of African-American Managing and Equity Partners, In-House Counsel, Solo Practitioners and Federal and State Judges.

    Session 1-Becoming a Rainmaker: Navigating the Institutional Environment.

    October 30, 2014 6-8pm

    Ropes & Gray The Prudential Tower 800 Boylston Street Boston

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  • MBLA Statement on the passing of Mayor Thomas M. Menino

    We are deeply saddened regarding the passing of Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Mayor Menino was a great leader, striving to make a sizable difference in the lives of residents in Boston. We recognize the long-lasting impact that Mayor Menino has had on the City of Boston.

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  • MBLA Member Spotlight

    Periodically the MBLA highlights one of its members. Our new member spotlight is Attorney Amy Hudspeth.

    Attorney Hudspeth is a 1991 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and is currently the Associate General Counsel at Lahey Health System, Inc., in Burlington, MA See full profile

Welcome from the MBLA President


Dear MBLA Members and Guests,

I am deeply honored and excited to serve at the President of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association during the 2014-2015 program year.

Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association

Since 1973, the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (MBLA) has provided a valuable network and visible presence for attorneys of color within the Massachusetts legal community.

The MBLA is responsible for providing its membership with professional development and career advancement through trainings, continued education and mentorship programs.

The MBLA also sponsors forums on current topics of interest to persons in the legal community, and seeks collaborations with other bar associations and professional organizations, particularly those interested in providing services to communities of color.

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Boston, MA 02108

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