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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Foley Hoag Expands White Collar Crime & Government Investigations Practice with Addition of Giselle Joffre as Partner – February 1, 2017

  The MBLA is pleased to offer our hearty congratulations to former our Board member (2012-2014) on joining the law firm of Foley Hoag LLP, as a partner in the firm’s litigation Department,  specializing in white collar criminal defense, corporate internal investigations, compliance consulting and complex civil litigation. […]

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The Sarita and Claire Lucas Foundation Scholarship – Application Deadline: February 6, 2017

The Sarita and Claire Lucas Foundation Scholarship is a competitive scholarship program that makes annual awards to qualified, outstanding graduating African American female law students. The scholarship was established in 2015 and is named after Sarita Wright Lucas and her daughter Claire in recognition of Sarita’s integrity […]

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Former Board Member Adam Foss among three Massachusetts residents make the top 10 best TED talks of 2016, according to the head of TED

Adam Foss is an Assistant District Attorney in the Juvenile Division of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. He is also on the executive board of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association. In his talk, Foss “makes his case for a reformed justice system that replaces wrath with opportunity, changing people’s lives for the better instead of ruining them.” Watch his TED talk here.

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MBLA Kwanzaa celebration- UJAMAA December 29, 2016

Thank you to all those who joined the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, National Bar Association, Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys, American Civil Liberties Union, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for the 2016 Kwanzaa Celebration.

Thursday 29 December, 2016
6:00 – 7:30pm

Haley House Bakery Café
12 Dade Street,
Roxbury MA.

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