• 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.

  • LOMAP - Tip of the Month

    Whether you want more clients or better clients, you have to adjust your marketing. Find out the most effective ways to reach the best audience for your law practice at the 7th Annual Super Marketing Conference on June 22 - 23 at MCLE in Boston.

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  • 8th Annual MBLA Clambake

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

  • Congratulations Giselle Joffre on joining Foley Hoag LLP as Partner

    The MBLA congratulates our former Board member on joining the law firm of Foley Hoag LLP as a partner in the firm's litigation Department.

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  • Congratulations Stesha Emmanuel

    The Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association would like to congratulate current board member and Community Service Committee Co-Chair Stesha Emmanuel on being named as an UP & COMING LAWYER for Mass Lawyers Weekly Excellence in the Law 2017 Awards

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  • MBLA Monthly Board Meeting

    The next Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108 at 6:30 p.m.

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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.

Contact Us

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


  • MBLA Annual Meeting and Call To Leadership - April 18, 2017

    The MBLA 2017 Annual Meeting, at which Officers and Directors will be elected, will be held on Tuesday, April 18, at the Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108 at 6:00 p.m. The MBLA is now accepting applications for Officer, Director and Board Committee leadership positions for the 2017-2018 administrative year. Application materials for elected positions must be submitted by Friday, April 7, at noon EST. For appointed positions, the submission deadline is Friday, April 21, at noon EST. When: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:00 p.m. Where: Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

  • 8th Annual MBLA Clambake - August 19, 2017

  • MBLA Know Your Rights 2017 Event Photos

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