Thursday, May 12th
Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer St
5:30PM Reception, 7:00 Dinner & Program

Keynote Speaker

Rebecca Kourlis

Rebecca Love Kourlis, Executive Director of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver and Colorado Supreme Court justice, has dedicated her career to ensuring that the American legal system provides justice for all.

Throughout her years of experience in a firm, in her own small practice, as a trial court judge and as a Colorado Supreme Court justice, Kourlis has remained committed to improving our justice system. In 2006, she stepped down from the bench to create IAALS. In the last ten years, IAALS has become a widely-recognized, national, independent research center working on solutions to some of the most important issues facing the legal profession.

Widespread change is not made overnight, and Kourlis’s work at IAALS also centers around shaping the next generation of lawyers through education. A consortium of 33 law schools around the country, including Boston College Law School, Northeastern University School of Law, and Suffolk University Law School, have joined IAALS in an ongoing discussion about the best ways to prepare lawyers to serve clients in the real world.

This mission aligns closely with that of BBA President Lisa Arrowood, who has dedicated much of her time and effort this year to providing programs to new lawyers to help them build their practical experience.

Please join is as we welcome Justice Kourlis as our keynote speaker for the Law Day Dinner on May 12th! For more information on reserving tickets or tables, or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Erica Southerland at or 617.778.1930.