Free Movie Screening “Marshall” Saturday, October 21,

Please join us for a free screening of the 2017 film Marshall the incredible film about a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. Directed by Reginald Hudlin. Featuring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad and Kate Hudson.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
2:00 P.M.

Regal Cinemas Fenway
201 Brookline Avenue
MA 02215

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MBLA Hurricane Relief Team Interest Sign-Up

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MBLA Tournament Takeover

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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

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

MBLA Past President Abim Thomas has joined Vertex Pharmaceuticals as Head of Global Litigation. Prior to joining Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Abim was a partner at Goodwin Procter where she focused on securities, white collar and commercial litigation. Prior to Goodwin Procter, Abim was Deputy Chief Counsel to Massachusetts […]

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Boston Debate League 2017-18 tournament season

We are very much looking forward to the start of the 2017-2018 tournament season. Our summer has been active with EBA Grad Class, ASDL Coach Camp, and a student Debate Workshop. This summer has felt most alive and inspiring when we have Boston youth in the office […]

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Casebia Therapeutics names MBLA member Robin A. Walker as Vice President, Head of Legal

On June 28, 2017 Casebia Therapeutics, announced the hiring of MBLA member, Robin A. Walker as the company’s Vice President, Head of Legal.

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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.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
6:00 p.m.

Boston Bar Association,
16 Beacon Street,
Boston, MA 02108

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MBLA Know Your Rights 2017 Event Photos

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Stesha Emmanuel named by Mass Lawyers Weekly as an Up and Coming Lawyer

Current Board Member and Community Service Committee Co-Chair Stesha Emmanuel has been selected as an Up & Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and will be among those honored at the 2017 Excellence in the Law Awards. Congratulations Stesha!

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Boston, MA 02108


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