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2014 MBLA Gala

Thank you so much for coming out to the 2014 MBLA Gala on Thursday April 3, 2014 at the Westin Copley Place Hotel, featuring:

Trailblazer Honoree and Keynote Speaker:
Senator William “Mo” Cowan,
Of Counsel to Mintz Levin and Senior Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer of ML Strategies

Trailblazer Honoree:
The Honorable Denise J. Casper,
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Thank you to our 2014 MBLA Gala sponsors!

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2014 MBLA Winter Happy Hour

On March 13, 2014, the MBLA and the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) hosted a Winter Happy Hour at Savvor Restaurant and Lounge. Members of the MBLA and MBA came together to enjoy drinks, appetizers and each other’s company.

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New England Law Minority Student Association’s Panel on Cultural Competency in the Workplace

On March 13, 2014, the Minority Student Association at New England Law Boston hosted a panel entitled “Cultural Competency in the Workplace: Dealing with Clients & Co-Workers.” The panel addressed the importance of cultural competency in today’s legal environment and strategies for best representing/interacting with those from different cultural backgrounds.

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Western New England University School of Law Symposium

On March 26, 2014, the Western New England University School of Law Review presented a symposium and panel presentation titled Firm Foundations: Managing the Small Firm and Individual Practitioner at the Blake Law Center in Springfield.

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The Black Policy Conference at the Harvard Kennedy School

Students at the Harvard Kennedy School invite you to attend the 10th Annual Black Policy Conference — Black in [Obama's] America: Re-imagining Opportunity In a “Post-Racial” Era.

April 4-5, 2014
Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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CORI Volunteer Opportunity

On February 19, 2014, the MBLA partnered with Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) to assist those who need legal help sealing their criminal records. The event was held in honor of Black History Month and in celebration of the 5-year anniversary of the GBLS CORI & Re-entry Project. Horace Small from the Union of Minority Neighborhoods and Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson provided remarks. MBLA volunteers assisted with intake.

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Northeastern BLSA Soul on Fire Symposium

On February 19, 2014, Northeastern University Black Law Students Association hosted The Soul on Fire Symposium, Building Student Movements in the 21st Century at the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute. Charlotte Golar Richie provided the keynote address.

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Affinity Bar Leadership Institute Session: Event Planning 101

On February 12, 2014, the MBLA joined members of other affinity bar organizations for a panel on event planning at the Boston Bar Association. Immediate Past President Rachael Rollins was one of the panelists. The panelists gave advice on planning large events for your bar organization, including strategies for securing sponsorships.

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2014 Black History Month Volunteer Reading

In honor of Black History Month, MBLA members read to kindergarteners and first graders at the Joseph Lee Elementary School on Wednesdays throughout the month of February 2014. The purpose of these readings was multifaceted: to introduce kids to new words, stories, and lessons and for them to see adults of color in the professional world.

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Practicing with Professionalism Reception

On February 7, 2014, the Boston Bar Association (BBA) hosted a reception to welcome newly admitted lawyers after their Practicing with Professionalism course, sponsored by the BBA’s New Lawyers Section. This reception was a chance for newly admitted lawyers to network with established law professionals from various areas of law and access all the Boston legal community has to offer.

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