• MBLA Gala 2015

    Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

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  • MBLA Board Meeting

    The MBLA will host its next Board meeting on May 13, 2015 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the Boston Bar Association. All are welcome to attend.

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  • 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 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 Kevin K. Nolan.

    Attorney Nolan is a graduate of University of North Carolina School of Law and is currently an Associate in the Corporate Department and a member of the Private Investment Funds Group at Proskauer Rose LLP. See full profile

  • MBLA Annual Fall Reception - September 25, 2014

    On September 25, 2014, during our Annual Fall Reception, over 80 attendees gathered to celebrate the Honorable Justice Hines with our Lifetime Achievement Award.

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  • Taste of Diversity Networking Mixer - October 8, 2014

    We would like to thank Duff & Phelps for sponsoring our Taste of Diversity Networking Mixer. Over 125 professionals of color came together to network and to learn about the importance of having a diverse network through a discussion facilitated by Carlos Cubia. We also thank the Affinity Bar Associations, The Boston Lawyers Group, The Partnership, ALPFA Law, and the National Black MBA Association, Boston Chapter, for collaborating with us on this event.

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  • MBLA Fall Student Welcome Reception

    On October 21, 2014, the MBLA hosted its annual Fall Student Welcome Reception at Goodwin Procter. The evening featured a presentation by Goodwin Procter associate and recent law school graduate, Jennifer Kent, on professional networking and etiquette. Students and lawyers alike then had an opportunity to put their networking skills to practice!

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    The Community Service Committee hosted DEFAMATION, on Friday, November 7, 2014 at Northeastern University School of Law. DEFAMATION is a riveting courtroom drama that illuminates our common perceptions about race, religion and class and where the audience is the jury. Over 110 high school students and chaperones attended. The students asked engaging, sophisticated, and thought-provoking questions concerning representation within the legal profession, accountability, and stereotypes.

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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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c/o The Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

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