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MBLA & BOTV CLE: The Killing of Unarmed Black Males and Females By Law Enforcement- August 22, 2015

The MBLA and the Bison on the Vineyard Group will present a CLE Program entitled “Killing of Unarmed Black Males and Females By Law Enforcement”.

PANEL #1 : The Strategy behind the Black Lives Matter Movement.
9:00 AM – 10:25 AM
Panelists will discuss Legal Constitutional and Criminal Prosecution issues and strategies behind the Black Lives Matter Movement.

PANEL #2 : How Do We Make Black Lives Matter?
10:30 AM – 11:55 PM
Panelist will discuss the necessity of a paradigm shift in the Black Empowerment Movement, including effectuating social and economic change through legislation.

$30 in advance; $50 at door

Saturday August 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

33 New York Avenue,
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

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MBLA 6th Annual Summer Clambake – August 22, 2015

Join us for a day of education, fun activities and games, great food and awesome company. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served as well as a clambake dinner consisting of clam chowder, steamed lobster, steamers, mussels, Italian sausage, linguica, sweet potato, red potato, pearl onion, corn on the cob, barbeque chicken and strawberry shortcake.

We also have a special children’s menu available for $25, which includes clam chowder, hot dogs, hamburgers and cheeseburgers, corn on the cob, chips, and dessert.

August 22, 2015
*Clambake Dinner: 5:15 PM – 7:45 PM

Oak Bluffs, MA

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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 […]

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MBLA 2015 Student Summer BBQ

On July 19, 2015, the MBLA Student Support Committee 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 […]

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2015 Annual Meeting – April 21, 2015

On April 21, 2015, the MBLA held it’s 2015 Annual Meeting at the Boston Bar Association were we elected the officers and directors for the 2015-2016 program year.  We thank everyone for their attendance. Click here to see all who were elected as officers and directors for […]

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MBLA Student Summer BBQ – July 19, 2015

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!

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

West Roxbury
(RSVP for Directions)

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BLG Summer Soiree – July 23, 2015

The Boston Lawyers Group is calling all Lawyers of Color and Summer Associates of Color for a Summer Soiree! Join us in this fun-filled reception to relax and network with friends and colleagues!

Thursday, July 23, 2015
6:00 p.m.— 8:00 p.m.

Fish & Richardson
One Marina Park Drive
Boston, MA

RSVP at under Events by Tuesday, July 21

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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!

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

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

Space is limited. Please register by July 6, 2015 by contacting

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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.

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

Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street,
Boston, MA

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Summer Reception and Art Exhibition: Margaret Rose Vendryes: The African Diva Project – Friday, July 10, 2015

Please join Boston-area Affinity Bar Organizations and other minority professionals along with Childs Gallery and artist Margaret Rose Vendryes for a Summer Reception.

Margaret Rose Vendryes: The African Diva Project.
The artist will be present and will give a brief talk.

On exhibit through July 12th

Friday, July 10th
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Childs Gallery
169 Newbury Street,
Boston, MA. 02116

rsvp to or 617-266-1108

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