Previous Events

Career Development Panel & Reception: “A Day in the Life of…” – Thursday, July 12, 2018

The South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, Asian American Lawyers Association of MA, Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, and Women’s Bar Association of MA (Women of Color Committee) invite you to attend …

Career Development Panel & Reception: “A Day in the Life of…”

Interested in finding your future career path or possibly changing sectors? Hear about the daily lives of attorneys across practice sectors who have worked in law firms, government, in-house, and non-traditional roles as well!

When:
Thursday, July 12, 2018,
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where:
Goodwin
100 Northern Ave.,
Boston 02210

RSVP and send advance questions for panelists to Gayatri Deodhar, gayatri.deodhar@gmail.com
by Friday, July 6.

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Photo Gallery: Upgrade Your Profile: Build your Brand and Network – June 6, 2018

From the event organizing committee thank you to all who came out to to the MBLA’s first event of the programming year  “Upgrade Your Profile: Build your Brand and Network” on June 6.  Also a heartfelt thank you to Nicole Roberts Jones our dynamic speaker who treated our members in attendance with a mini workshop on strategies to building your personal brand beyond a photo and a website. 

Thank you also to our host for the evening, La Fábrica Central Restaurant.

Here are some photos from the event courtesy David HD Photo and Films…..

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MLAC’s 35th Anniversary Gala – June 18, 2018

Please join the MLAC at their Anniversary Gala and celebrate 35 years of work for equal justice for low-income individuals and families across Massachusetts. They will honor their founding Executive Director, Lonnie Powers, who will retire in August. Featured speakers will be the four living Chief Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court: Ralph Gants, Roderick Ireland, Margaret Marshall, and Herbert Wilkins.

When:
June 18, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where:
Morgan Lewis,
One Federal Street,
Boston, MA 02110

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Spotlight on the Boston-Area Legal Profession’s Response to the Race Inequity Challenge, Thursday, June 14th

The BBA will be hosting a roundtable discussion about the recent Boston Globe Spotlight seven-part series, “Boston. Racism. Image. Reality.” Featuring the Boston Globe’s Social Justice/Race reporter, Meghan Irons, the panel will discuss the ways in which the Spotlight series both exposed and highlighted the scope of the systemic challenges facing the Boston-area legal community when it comes to issues of diversity and inclusion. The panel will also focus on the current work being done in legal circles to address these challenges, and will showcase the efforts of Boston-based organizations that offer race-oriented dialogues and workshops to help organizations better understand how racism manifests in our personal lives, workplaces, and communities.

When:
Thursday, June 14, 2018
5-7 pm.

Where:
BBA
16 Beacon Street
Boston

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Upgrade Your Profile: Build your Brand and Network – June 6, 2018

Please join the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association for the 2018-2019 Program year kick off event “Upgrade Your Profile, Build Your Brand & Network.” Come hear about developing personal branding techniques, maintaining visibility in the in the legal marketplace and creating impact.

Complimentary professional headshots will be provided to 15 current members. RSVP is required.

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

WHERE:
La Fabrica
450 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Women’s Bar Association Event Signs of Change: A 40 Year Perspective – June 14, 2018

Signs of Change: A 40 Year Perspective

When:
June 14, 2018
12:30 PM—5:00 PM

Where:
John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse,
Boston

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Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association Event: Annual Judges’ Forum on Employment Law and Practice – May 17, 2018

All MBLA members are invited to join the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association for their annual Judges’ Forum on Employment Law and Practice.

This event will feature the Honorable Indira Talwani of the U.S. District Court; the Honorable Vickie Henry, Appeals Court Justice; and the Honorable Heidi Brieger and Kenneth Salinger, both of the Superior Court.

This event is free and open to all.

RSVP: mmay@bennettandbelfort.com (not required, but appreciated so we can ensure sufficient seating and refreshments)

WHEN:
Thursday, May 17, 2018
4:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
31 Milk Street, 8th Floor Conference Room
Boston, MA 02109

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MBA Young Lawyers Division event: “Increasing Diversity in the Law Firm” May 8th

Members of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association are invited join the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division for a panel discussion addressing diversity in the law firm setting.

The program will focus on why diversity in law firms is important, including benefits to the firm and protections afforded under the law that may be overlooked, as well as how to increase diversity in the law firm setting and how to support diverse attorneys at your firm.

Members of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association may attend the program for $25. Please contact MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530.

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Massachusetts Bar Association
Conference Room 101
20 West St
Boston, MA, 02111

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Info Session: What a Difference a DA Makes – Saturday April 28, 2018

What a Difference a DA Makes

When:
Saturday April 28, 2018
1:00pm

Where:
Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts
88 Warren Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

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MBLA Know Your Rights Series: My Speech, My Expressions, My Rights – March 16, 2018

The Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, in collaboration with the Boston Police Department – District B-3, presents:

Know Your Rights Program: My Speech, My Expressions, My Rights

This year, we are tackling the First, Fifth and Sixth Amendments. What does freedom of speech really mean in the context of school, employment and the community. Is speech always protected? Are expressions, like kneeling during the National Anthem or wearing a particular hairstyle, protected? When and where? How does this impact my interactions with law enforcement? Find out the answers to these questions and more.

When:
March 18, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Where:
Mildred Community Center
5 Mildred Ave.
Mattapan, MA 02126
United States

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