• Annual MBLA Gala 2017

    On March 16, 2017 the MBLA hosted our 2017 Annual Gala, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. We would like to thank and recognize our award recipients, Ruth-Arlene W. Howe, Walter Prince, and Brent Henry, for their dedication and outstanding contributions to the legal community and for allowing us to honor them at our Annual Gala.

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  • Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association

    Calendar of Events

    Click the link below to view an interactive calendar of events hosted by the MBLA.

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  • Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland Portrait Unveiling

    We would like extend a heartfelt thank you to all who joined us in this effort to have this portrait commissioned honor of Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland’s profound devotion to social justice, his knowledge and discerning application of the law, his deeply ingrained sense of integrity, and his tireless efforts to enhance the administration of justice.

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  • LOMAP - Tip of the Month

    Investing in tech can save your law practice money - but it can also waste it. Find out what common sources of wasted tech spending among lawyers you should avoid.

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  • 8th Annual MBLA Clambake

    Thank you to everyone who attended the Eighth Annual Clambake on Martha's Vineyard last month! More than 90 guests convened on the Tashmoo Spring Pond for a day of great food and networking.

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  • Congratulations Robin A. Walker.

    On June 28, 2017 Casebia Therapeutics, announced the hiring of MBLA member, Robin A. Walker as the company’s Vice President, Head of Legal. The Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association extends our congratulations to Robin A. Walker as she enters this next phase of her legal career.

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  • MBLA Monthly Board Meeting

    The next Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at The Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108

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  • Congratulations to MBLA Past President Abim Thomas

    MBLA Past President Abim Thomas has joined Vertex Pharmaceuticals as Head of Global Litigation.

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Welcome from the MBLA President

angela

Dear MBLA Members, Friends and Supporters,

I am honored to serve as the President of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association for the 2017-2018 program year, and I am excited about where we are headed as an organization.

Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association

Since 1973, the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (MBLA) has provided a valuable network and visible presence for attorneys of color within the Massachusetts legal community.

The MBLA is responsible for providing its membership with professional development and career advancement through trainings, continued education and mentorship programs.

The MBLA also sponsors forums on current topics of interest to persons in the legal community, and seeks collaborations with other bar associations and professional organizations, particularly those interested in providing services to communities of color.

Contact Us

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

MBLA News

  • MBLA Hurricane Relief Team Interest Sign-Up

  • MBLA Tournament Takeover

  • Mass Bar Association Conflict Resolution Week October 16-20, 2017

    MBLA Members are invited to join the Massachusetts Bar Association for Conflict Resolution Week as they celebrate the many benefits that dispute resolution (DR) processes bring to the legal community and the people of Massachusetts. Calendar of Events: Monday, Oct. 16 Western Mass. Court-Connected Dispute Resolution Programs 12:45–2 p.m., Hampden County Hall of Justice, Springfield Tuesday, Oct 17 Youth Mediation and Juvenile Justice Panel 4:30–6:30 p.m., Massachusetts School of Law, Andover Wednesday, Oct 18 Beyond the Courthouse, Dispute Resolution Options for Families in Transition Noon–1:30 p.m., Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield Fundraiser: Community Dispute Settlement Center (CDSC) Bash 6:30–8:30 p.m., Cambridge Innovation Center, Cambridge Thursday, Oct 19 Conflict Resolution Day Reception 5:30–7:30 p.m., Adams Courthouse, Boston Fr iday, Oct 20 Documentary Film Screening: The Peacemaker 7–9 p.m., Harvard Law School, Ames Auditorium, Cambridge Detailed event information at www.MassBar.org/CRWeek.

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