Previous Events

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.

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

Vertex Pharmaceuticals
50 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

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

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

Saturday, December 2nd

Suffolk University, 20 Somerset Street

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

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, 

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.

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

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.

Friday, November 17, 2017
9 am – 5 pm

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.

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

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

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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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Beacon Award for Diversity & Inclusion – November 2, 2017

Beacon Award for Diversity & Inclusion will be held on at the
November 2, 2017
6pm to 10pm

Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center
41 Second Street
East Cambridge, MA 02141

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MBLA & MBWA Event: Women Attorneys’ Retreat – November 4, 2017

Stress Less. Achieve More. Finding Your Balance as a Woman Attorney Women Attorneys’ Retreat.

Join the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys for a retreat focused on health, wellness and career success! Participants will have the opportunity to bond and network with other women lawyers from across the Commonwealth. Enjoy workshops, a keynote address, breakfast and lunch with dynamic colleagues.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Foley Hoag LLP
155 Seaport Blvd # 1600
Boston, MA 02210

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2017 MBLA Fall Reception – Honoring Excellence In Academia – November 16, 2017

Join the MBLA and area Black Law Student Associations (BLSAs) for a celebration of excellence in academia! On Thursday, November 16, we will honor 9 local academicians who have raised the bar in the area of intellectual exploration, social progress and academic achievement while cultivating the next generation of legal scholars.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Skadden Arps LLP
500 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199

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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

  • Congratulations to MBLA President Courtney Scrubbs


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