Upcoming Events

MBLA and WBA present a screening of the film “Anita: Speaking Truth to Power” – June 23, 2015

The Women’s Bar Association’s Women of Color Committee and the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association Present A Film Screening of Anita: Speaking Truth to Power With Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. of Harvard University Law School as Moderator.

When:
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
5:30 PM

Where:
Northeastern University School of Law
65 Forsyth Street,
Boston

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Street Renaming Ceremony in Honor of Chief Justice Ireland – June 30, 2015

The Massachusetts Black Judges Conference, the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and the Greater Springfield Chapter of Links, Inc. have successfully petitioned the City of Springfield to rename Terrence Street to Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland Way.

Please join us for the renaming ceremony!

When:
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
1:00pm

Where:
On Terrence Street
In case of rain, the ceremony will be held at
Third Baptist Church,
149 Walnut Street,
Springfield, MA

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2015 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards – Seeking Nominations deadline July 3, 2015.

The Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services is seeking nominations for the 2015 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards.
Please note that eligibility for the awards was expanded three years ago to include law schools and law students, including those law students who are graduating in 2015.

The awards will be presented at the Supreme Judicial Court on October 28, 2015 in conjunction with National Pro Bono Week, as designated by the American Bar Association.
The deadline for submitting nominations is July 3, 2015.

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Massachusetts Bar Association – Bar Exam Study Break Reception – July 1, 2015

The Massachusetts Bar Association is hosting a Bar Exam Study Break reception at its offices on 20 West Street, Boston on Wednesday July 1st. Come and enjoy beer, wine and light refreshments and have an opportunity to get invaluable tips from members of the region’s affinity bar associations and recent test takers.

When:
Wednesday July 1, 2015
6-8pm

Where:
MBA
20 West Street
Boston MA

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MBLA Board Meeting – July 8, 2015

Please join us for the next MBLA Board meeting. All are welcome to attend.

When:
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
6:30 – 7:30 PM

Where:
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

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BBA Event: Strategies for Success Luncheon for Diverse Summer Associates, Summer Interns, and New Lawyers – July 8, 2015

The BBA Presents: Strategies for Success Luncheon for Diverse Summer Associates, Summer Interns, and New Lawyers. The BBA has assembled a diverse panel of Boston-area lawyers to share the Strategies for Success they used to launch their career.

When:
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
12:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Where
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street,
Boston, MA

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Increasing Diversity Among Federal Magistrate Judges – July 9, 2015

Please join the FMJA’s Diversity Committee and other esteemed Federal Judges and attorneys from across the country as we discuss the significance of diversity on the bench, efforts to increase diversity among Magistrate Judges, the path to becoming a Magistrate Judge, life and duties as a Magistrate Judge, and more!

When:
Thursday, July 9, 2015
3:45-4:45 p.m.

Where:
Boston Park Plaza Hotel
50 Park Plaza,
Boston, MA 02116

Space is limited. Please register by July 6, 2015 by contacting fbadiversityrsvp@sunsteinlaw.com

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MBLA Student Summer BBQ – July 19, 2015

Please join the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association’s Student Support Committee at an informal, relaxing BBQ for students of color interning, working, or studying in Boston this summer. Angela Gomes, President of the MBLA, will be hosting the event, and all of the food and drinks will be provided. This event is open to students and members of the MBLA alike. We hope to see you there!

When:
Sunday, July 19th
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where:
The home of MBLA President, Angela Gomes
(RSVP for Directions)

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MBLA 2015 Summer Clambake – August 22, 2015 – Save the date!

Additional details to be posted.

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