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.Read more →
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.Read more →
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.Read more →
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.Read more →
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.Read more →
On February 6, 2014, BC Law’s Black Law Students Association hosted its Black History Month celebration, featuring a conversation about civil rights and voting rights in Boston with Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson. The event was co-sponsored by the MBLA and supported by the Nutter Speaker Series for Diversity and Inclusion.Read more →
On February 6, 2014, the MBLA in partnership with the BBA’s Diversity & Inclusion and AALAM, MAHA, MBWA, MA LGBTQ Bar, and SABA GB held a panel discussion on the judicial application process and the rewards of judicial service at the Boston Bar Association.Read more →
On January 20, 2014, members of the MBLA helped prepare meals at the Pine Street Inn in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and as part of the MBLA’s ongoing volunteer efforts in the community.
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Members of the MBLA who were unable to attend this event were encouraged to participate in volunteer opportunities offered by Boston Cares.Read more →
On December 12, 2013, the MBLA co-sponsored the Boston Bar Association (BBA) Diversity and Inclusion Section’s Holiday Reception at the BBA. That event was followed by the MBLA Kwanzaa Celebration in partnership with the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys (MBWA) at Carrie Nation. Thanks to all of those who came out to celebrate the holidays with us!Read more →
On December 10, 2013, The Partnership, Inc. held its 26th Annual Meeting and Class of 2013 Culmination Event at the Seaport World Trade Center. The Partnership’s events cross racial, ethnic and cultural lines. They engage everyone from young professionals to senior executives and encourage open dialogue and inspire new ideas.Read more →