Previous Events

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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2018 Annual Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association Gala – March 22, 2018

2018 MBLA ANNUAL GALA: CELEBRATING 45 YEARS
This year, we will celebrate forty-five years of service to the Massachusetts legal community as well as the accomplishments of Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Melvin Miller, Founder, Editor and Publisher of the Bay State Banner, Trailblazer Award recipient Professor Intisar Rabb, Professor of Law and Director of Islamic Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, and Trailblazer Award recipients Keith and Maria O’Brien Hylton, Professors of Law at Boston University School of Law.
When:
Thursday, March 22, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Where:
Boston Park Plaza
50 Park Plaza
Boston 02116

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KEYS TO MANAGING YOUR OWN CAREER – Saturday January 27, 2018

Join us for a day-long symposium event designed to guide participants through critical, and often career determinative steps taken while navigating one’s legal career. Participants can expect a diverse set of panel topics that span the gamut of the legal profession. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. An event agenda is provided below. Registration will close on January 20, 2018.

When
Saturday January 27, 2018
9:15 AM – 4:00 PM

Where
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
50 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

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SAVE THE DATE: 2018 MBLA MOCK PITCH PROGRAM – March 3, 2018

Join the MBLA for an interactive, engaging workshop geared toward enhancing your business development skill. Participants will have the opportunity to develop and deliver a formal pitch to local in-house counsel based on a Request For Proposals for legal services. Participating counsel will provide candid assessments and feedback critical to developing a successful pitch and building lasting business relationships.

When:
Saturday, March 3, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where:
Goodwin Procter
100 Northern Ave.
Boston 02210

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Save the Date: MBLA 2018 Gala Thursday March 22, 2018

When:
Thursday, March 22, 2018
5:30 PM – VIP Cocktail Reception
6:00 PM – Cocktail Reception
7:15 PM – Dinner & Dessert
9:00 PM – Anniversary Afterglow

Where:
Boston Park Plaza
50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116

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MBLA Takeover Boston Debate League – Saturday, December 2, 2017

Boston Debate League – Middle School Tournament 3 (MBLA Judges Takeover day)

When:
Saturday, December 2nd

Where:
Suffolk University, 20 Somerset Street

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The SJC on its 325th: The Chiefs Reflect – November 15, 2017

When:
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
4:30 p.m.
All MBLA Members are invited to a special event to commemorate the
325th Anniversary of the Supreme Judicial Court,
featuring a conversation of Chief Justices, past and present:

Hon. Ralph D. Gants
Hon. Herbert P. Wilkins (Ret.)
Hon. Margaret H. Marshall (Ret.)
Hon. Roderick L. Ireland (Ret.)

Moderated by Tom Ashbrook, 

Where:
John Adams Courthouse,
Boston, MA

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An Evening of Mock Trials – December 12, 2017

Discovering Justice is seeking volunteer jurors to support incredible Boston & Chelsea middle schoolers as they try cases before federal and state judges and juries made up of community members.

When:
Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
5:00 – 5:30pm Arrival & refreshments for jurors/judges. PHOTO ID!
5:30 – 5:50pm Seated for brief program with keynote speaker
5:50 -7:00pm Transition to assigned courtrooms for the mock trial!
7:00 – 7:30pm Reception downstairs w/food and drinks

Where:
Moakley U.S. Courthouse.

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2017 Solo Practice Launch & Growth Workshop

Gain strategies on successfully opening or growing a law practice at this hands-on program that will provide new practitioners and existing firm owners with a crash course in the major aspects of every successful solo or small practice: technology, finance and administration, and marketing and business development.

Attendees will have access to presentations from practice management experts and seasoned attorneys who will walk through the development of a successful law practice and provide strategies for securing clients. The program is FREE to MBLA and BBA members.

When:
Friday, November 17, 2017
9 am – 5 pm

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

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FREE Landlord -Tenant Law  Training November 17, 2017

North Shore Community Action Programs, Inc. (NSCAP), Northeast Legal Aid, Inc. (NLA) and the Northeast Justice Center (NJC) will be conducting a half-day training on basic landlord/tenant law.
Complimentary lunch will be served.

When:
Wednesday, November 17, 2017
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Where:
Northeast Housing Court,
Fenton Judicial Center, Courtroom
2 Appleton Street,
Lawrence, MA

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Boston, MA 02108