• Annual MBLA Gala 2017

    Please join us for our 2017 MBLA Annual Gala, On Thursday March 16, 2017 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. We will be honoring Professor Ruth-Arlene W. Howe, Professor Emerita, Boston College Law School, with our Lifetime Achievement Award. This year, our keynote speaker and trailblazer award recipient, will be Brent L. Henry, VP and General Counsel of Partners HealthCare. We will also be honoring Walter Prince, Founding Partner of Prince, Lobel, Tye LLP, with our Trailblazer Award.

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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!

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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

    April is Stress Awareness Month! Lawyers experience a lot of stress - and a lot of it is because you're so busy. How you manage stress determines whether it's good or bad for you - so don't miss out on the opportunity to address it this month. LOMAP's very own time and stress management experts, Heidi Alexander, Esq. and Shawn Healy, PhD, will present Time & Stress Management for the Small Firm Lawyer on April 27th in Newburyport. And Shawn will be back in Boston on April 28th presenting his stress management segment at MCLE's Time, Stress & Career Management.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • The MBLA 2017 Annual Meeting

    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.

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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 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.

Contact Us

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

MBLA News

  • REBA Women’s Group & the Women’s Lunch Place of Boston Reception - April 27, 2017

    Join the REBA Women’s Group and the Women’s Lunch Place of Boston for a Fundraising and Networking Reception! When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: Women’s Lunch Place, 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

  • 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

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