Get Involved

MBLA activities are developed and managed by its standing Committees, which include the Community Service Committee, the Programs and Professional Development Committee, the Student Support Committee, the Membership Development Committee, the Marketing and Technology Committee, the Judicial Appointment Committee, and the Finance Committee.

Community Service Committee

This committee encourages the involvement of the membership in volunteer legal services and community service activities.
Chairs: Stesha Emmanuel
Members:  Vanessa Ebode-Messi, Sheriece M. Perry, and Mychii Snape.

Programs and Professional Development Committee

This committee is responsible for planning and executing all programs geared to enhance the retention and advancement of attorneys of color in Massachusetts.
Co-ChairsScott Mays and Jermaine Kidd
Members: Tavares Brewington, and Trevor Rozier-Byrd

Student Support Committee

This committee oversees the mentorship program and provides support to area law school students.
ChairsVanessa Ebode-Messi
Members: Eron Hackshaw, and Courtney Scrubbs.

Membership Development Committee

This committee is responsible for the development of the organization’s membership.
ChairDanielle Pelot
Members: Eron Hackshaw, William Trach, and Courtney Scrubbs.

Marketing and Technology Committee

This committee oversees the maintenance of the MBLA website and dissemination of information regarding MBLA activities.
Chair: Eron Hackshaw
Members: Vanessa Ebode-Messi

Judicial Appointment Committee

This committee helps identify and encourage lawyers to apply for judicial vacancies.
ChairWilliam Trach
Members: Doreen Rachal, Angela Gomes and Mychii Snape.

Finance Committee

This committee ensures compliance with applicable state and federal laws and maintains the organization’s tax-exempt status.
ChairCourtney Scrubbs
Members: Angela Gomes, Stephen Hall, Doreen Rachal, Scott Mays and Jermaine Kidd

For more information on joining an MBLA Committee, please contact any Committee Chair or the MBLA directly.

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

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