• 42nd Annual MBLA Gala 2015

    On April 8, 2015 the MBLA hosted our 2015 Annual Gala, at the Park Plaza Hotel. We would like to thank and recognize our award recipients, The Honorable Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland, Diane B. Patrick, Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., and Tony West, for their dedication and outstanding contributions to the legal community and for allowing us to honor them at our Annual Gala.

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  • MBLA Board Meeting

    The MBLA will host its next Board meeting on September 9, 2015 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the Boston Bar Association. All are welcome to attend.

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  • Congratulations to Loretta Lynch

    The MBLA extends a huge congratulations to Loretta Lynch on being sworn in as the 83rd Attorney General of the United States. Ms. Lynch is the first African-American woman to hold that that position, and only the second African-American. We applaud those who voted for her confirmation and look forward to her continuing to blaze the trails for attorneys of color. Kudos!

  • Pre-Gala Mixer at Savvor Restaurant and Lounge

    On April 2, 2015, the MBLA hosted its annual Pre-Gala Mixer at Savvor Restaurant and Lounge in Boston. Members enjoyed complimentary appetizers and drinks while networking with fellow MBLA members new and old. We thank all you who attended and renewed their memberships.

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  • In the Room: How to Successfully Bid on New Business.

    On Saturday, February 7, 2015, the MBLA hosted the third series of its Rainmakers’ Roundtable Program entitled, “In the Room: How to Successfully Bid on New Business.” The program was held in the Boston office of Jones Day, and featured a distinguished group of in-house counsel from across the United States.

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  • MBLA 2015 Student Summer BBQ

    On July 19, 2015, the MBLA hosted over 40 MBLA members, law students of color interning, working, or studying in Boston for an informal, relaxing BBQ. Attendees enjoyed great food provided by Perry's Gourmet Catering, drinks and great company. We thank everyone for coming and look forward to seeing you all at the Clambake in August.

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  • June 2015 KYR Youth Panel

    On June 24, 2015, the MBLA hosted a Know Your Rights event in coordination with the BCYF- Vine Street Community Center. Stesha Emmanuel served as the moderator while panelists Nicole Bluefort, Asha White and Benjamin Adeyinka engaged in an interactive discussion with youth between the ages of 12 through 18 about Stop & Frisk, Domestic Violence, Harassment and Cyberbullying.

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  • Congratulations to Paulette Brown

    The MBLA extends a huge congratulations to Paulette Brown on becoming the President of the American Bar Association. Ms. Brown is the first African-American woman to hold that that position. We look forward to her continuing to blaze the trails for attorneys of color. Kudos!

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  • MBLA Remembers Roscoe Trimmier, Jr.

    It is with heavy hearts that we announce that on July 30, 2015, the Massachusetts legal community, and the MBLA, in particular, lost a great lawyer and champion of diversity, Roscoe Trimmier, Jr.

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  • Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship

    On August 11, 2015, Ropes & Gray announced the creation of the Ropes & Gray Roscoe Trimmier Jr. Diversity Scholarship in honor of Mr. Trimmier, who died July 30. Mr. Trimmier was an accomplished trial lawyer, the firm’s first African-American partner and a pioneering leader of the firm’s diversity efforts.

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Welcome from the MBLA President

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Dear MBLA Members and Guests,

I am deeply honored and excited to serve at the President of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association during the 2015-2016 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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