• 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.

    Read More
  • Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association

    Calendar of Events

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

    Click here for more
  • 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.

  • LOMAP - Tip of the Month

    If you use MS Word in your law practice, you can find out how to save time using the right tools and tricks from Chelsey Lambert in our next edition of Webinars for Busy Lawyers on July 18th!

    Read More
  • 8th Annual MBLA Clambake

    Join us on Saturday August 19th for a day of education, fun activities and games, great food and awesome company.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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

    Click here for more
  • Congratulations to MBLA Past President Abim Thomas

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

    Read More

Welcome from the MBLA President


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.

Membership Benefits

  • Sharpen Your Practice Skills
  • Stay Informed
  • Expand Your Client Base
  • Obtain Help Finding a Job or Changing Careers
  • Help Improve The Image of African-American Lawyers
Learn More

Contact Us

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


Featuring Top 3/33 of News

Read more