• Annual MBLA Gala 2016

    On March 24, 2016, the MBLA hosted the 2016 Annual Gala celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of Wayne A. Budd, Paulette Brown, Stephanie Lovell, and Patricia J. Williams, along with Scholarship recipients Stephanie Johnson and Taisha Sturdivant at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Over 600 guests attended the event emceed by WCVB-TV CityLine host, Karen Holmes Ward. Thank you to our generous sponsors, honorees and guests for contributing to a memorable evening.

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  • MBLA 2016 Student Summer BBQ

    On July 16, 2016, Please join the MBLA Student Support Committee for an informal, relaxing BBQ. Mingle with law students of color interning, working, or studying in Boston this summer and MBLA members. All current MBLA members, summer associates, law clerks, interns, and law students welcome!

  • 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

    Want more traction on LinkedIn? Sure you do. Heidi spoke with the coauthors of LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers back at ABA TECHSHOW, and came away with 5 tips to step up your LinkedIn game. Watch the 2-minute video here.

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  • 7th Annual MBLA Clambake

    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 mixed berry cobbler a la mode.

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  • Governor's Council Unanimously Confirms Nomination of Kimberly Budd to Supreme Judicial Court

    The MBLA is excited to announce that the Governor's Council unanimously confirmed the Governor's nomination of Judge Kimberly Budd to become an Associate Justice on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The MBLA congratulates Judge Budd on her historic appointment!

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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 2016-2017 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
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Contact Us

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


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