November 19, 2015
The Liberty Hotel, Boston
“Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” --American Poet Mattie Stepanek
Honoring Six Organizations: Unified in Justice and Service
The collaborative spirit and practice of six Massachusetts Affinity Bar Associations – the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys, the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys, the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, and the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston – has earned them the 6th Annual Beacon Award for Diversity & Inclusion.
Each of these volunteer-led organizations has made an impressive impact on Boston’s legal community and the community at large by bringing together attorneys committed to the values of professional excellence, service, and diversity. They not only foster camaraderie through networking and mentorship, but serve as a valuable source for members’ professional development. In particular, the Beacon Award Nominating Committee was struck by the affinity bars’ extensive collaboration in cross-cultural support of all diverse professionals.
Meet the Affinity Bars
The Event: A Celebration Open to all Members of the Boston Legal Community
Since 2010, the Beacon Award has brought together the legal community to celebrate, inspire and learn from those who have made a true and measurable difference. The Beacon Award event continues to remain free to attend, thanks to the generous contributions of our sponsors. Each year, we welcome between 300 and 500 attendees from all sectors of the bar - law firms of all sizes, in house legal departments and corporations, non-profits, government agencies, law schools and companies.
The event will take place on November 19, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Liberty Hotel, and will consist of a cocktail reception and the award presentation.
Beacon Award Sponsors
The support of our sponsors enables us to keep the Beacon Award free and open to all members of the Boston legal community, as well as helps further our ongoing efforts in advancing diversity and inclusion. To learn more about sponsorship, click here or contact us at (617) 778-1930 or email@example.com.
The Selection Committee
The Boston Bar Association thanks the following individuals for their work as part of the Beacon Award Selection Committee. Mark Roellig
- Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (Chair) June Duchesne
- EMC Corporation, Co-Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Section Mandie A. LeBeau
- New England Law | Boston Kevin Nolan
- Proskauer Rose LLP Matthew V. P. McTygue
- Locke Lord LLP, Co-Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Section Gauri P. Punjabi
- Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. José P. Sierra
- Laredo & Smith, LLP
Thank You to our 2015 Sponsors Champion of Diversity Leaders in Diversity
Partners in Diversity Choate Hall & Stewart LLP DLA Piper LLP Holland & Knight LLP Locke Lord, LLP Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Morgan Lewis LLP Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP Prince Lobel Tye LLP Ropes & Gray LLP
Supporters of Diversity
Burns & Levinson LLP Dain, Torpy, Le Ray, Wiest & Garner, P.C. Foley Hoag LLP Goodwin Procter LLP Goulston & Storrs PC Greenberg Traurig, LLP Hinckley Allen Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP Jones Day Proskauer Rose LLP Robins Kaplan LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP