Reception Welcoming Visiting Attorney-Scholars from Latin America

09/24/2014 - 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Meet with a delegation of attorneys from Latin American who are visiting Boston to learn about educational and career opportunities in the United States....
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Sports Law Roundtable Featuring Sports Illustrated's Michael McCann: The Donald Sterling Controversy

08/08/2014 - 12:00PM to 2:00PM
Sports Illustrated's Michael McCann leads a panel of sports law experts to discuss the Donald Sterling controversy and the legal, business and ethical issues relating to his impending ouster from the NBA. The efforts to remove Mr. Sterling from the NBA touch upon many different areas of law, including the right to privacy, constitutional law, antitrust law, contract law, tax law, probate law, the rules of evidence, and the extent to which the courts will review the decisions of private associations like the NBA. Join us for a wide-ranging discussion on Donald Sterling and the many issues that his saga poses for the law, business and ethics of sports....
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From Visible Invisibility to Visibly Successful: Women of Color Research and Strategies for the Workplace

08/07/2014 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Learn how diversity dynamics impact attorneys at law firms, Fortune 500 legal departments, and the legal profession with an emphasis on the disparate impact on women of color. The ABA's Commission on Women in the Profession’s research in this area will be explored, focusing on the experiences of women attorneys, particularly women of color, as they go through the four major aspects of an attorney’s career: recruitment, hiring, retention, and advancement....
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Strategies for Success: Summer Associates Diversity Luncheon

07/10/2014 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
All summer associates, interns, lawyers, law clerks, law students and professional staff are welcome to join us! The BBA has assembled a diverse panel of Boston-area lawyers to share the Strategies for Success they used to launch their career. This discussion will include suggestions on what you can do to start your career off in the right direction and what important choices and strategies you can make to enhance your career and job skills. Guests will have the opportunity to talk with the speakers and other lawyers over lunch....
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Leadership Development and Succession Planning: Presented by the Affinity Bar Institute

06/19/2014 - 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Our featured speaker will be the American Bar Association's Elizabeth Derrico, Associate Director of the ABA Division for Bar Services. Among some of the many topics Ms. Derrico will address are developing a pipeline of future leaders, positioning yourself as a future leader, transitioning between leaders, and best practices for filling vacant leadership positions. ...
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Let’s Get Real 2014: Surviving and Succeeding as a Diverse Attorney in Boston

06/18/2014 - 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Join us for an open and thought-provoking conversation about Boston's legal community and the hard questions and taboo topics that matter to Boston's diverse attorneys—but are seldom discussed. Whether you consider yourself to be a diverse attorney or are simply interested in the topic of diversity in the Boston legal community, all are welcome to attend....
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Meet and Greet with the Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York

05/13/2014 - 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Join the BBA and AALAM as we welcome Paul Cheung, Acting Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York. Hon. Tackey Chan, Massachusetts State Representative will be on hand to introduce Mr. Cheung. Mr. Cheung will provide updates about the latest developments in Massachusetts-Hong Kong relations, upcoming events in Boston and future opportunities for collaboration....
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Hot Topics in Pro Bono

04/28/2014
As the legal resource landscape shifts for low-income clients, so do pro bono service delivery strategies. Come learn about the newest pro bono innovations that are playing out in Greater Boston and beyond, including: Launch of a state-wide pro bono website, massprobono.org (funded by a Legal Services Corporation Technology Initiative Grant); The status of APBCo (Association of Pro Bono Counsel) IMPACT Projects (http://www.apbco.org/impact/); and A new approach to deepening cultural competency among lawyers engaged in pro bono...
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Joint Diversity & Inclusion and New Lawyers Section Happy Hour

04/23/2014 - 5:30PM to 7:30PM
This April 23, please mark the anniversary of the first New Lawyers Section-Diversity & Inclusion Section co-sponsored Happy Hour! The two BBA groups will co-host a happy hour at Carrie Nation from 5:30 – 7:30, with free appetizers. Please RSVP to attend, and we look forward to seeing you....
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MBWA Reception: The Legacy of African American Women

04/22/2014 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Join the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys for a festive evening reception: The Legacy of African American Women. The MBWA will honor Ida B. Wells Award Recipient The Honorable Angel Kelley Brown and a keynote address will be delivered by Stephanie Everett, Esq. ...
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Affinity Bar Leadership Institute Session 2: Understanding and Managing Your Fiduciary Responsibilities

04/17/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join the Diversity and Inclusion Section for Session 2 of the Affinity Bar Leadership Institute. Now that you've mastered how to plan a successful event, join us to learn about your duties as an officer or board member of your affinity bar organization....
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Bargaining, Race, and Globalization: How Baseball and Other Sports Mirror Collective Bargaining, Law and Life

04/07/2014 - 05:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Baseball, sparked by Jackie Robinson and his audacious bid to break the twentieth century color bar, was important in diminishing racial barriers in the United States, notwithstanding the unwritten quota which limited black participation in the game to only the most outstanding black American players until the 1970s. The game became truly desegregated toward the end of the 1970s until the past decade or two when the number of black players began to decline appreciably. The factors for this decline are numerous, but some of them can be effectively addressed by the NCAA by establishing parity between athletic scholarships available in the revenue-producing sports like football and basketball, and baseball. Globalization has been a factor in black American decline, and has been relied upon by MLB as it pursues new markets and revenue and labor sources, which have been more inexpensive than the American player pool....
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Boston Bar Association Chess Night

04/01/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Please join the Intellectual Property Law Section for a fun and social evening of chess at the BBA. Appetizers, beer, and wine will be available. This program is co-sponsored by the Boylston Chess Foundation. ...
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POSTPONED - Managing Across Difference: Optimizing Team Performance

03/20/2014 - 04:30 PM to 07:00 PM
RESCHEDULED - Please note that this program has been postponed and will be rescheduled. To be kept informed about rescheduling please email Kristen White at kwhite@bostonbar.org...
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Demystifying the Path to the Bench

02/06/2014 - 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Are you interested in applying for a judgeship? Please join MBLA in partnership with the BBA's Diversity & Inclusion and AALAM, MAHA, MBWA, MA LGBTQ Bar, and SABA GB for a panel discussion on the judicial application process and the rewards of judicial service....
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Meet the Bankruptcy Bar Mentors

01/15/2014 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
The Bankruptcy Section invites young lawyers interested in bankruptcy law to participate in our first mentoring and networking event. This program will introduce less experienced members/mentees (0-5 years of practice) and slightly more experienced members/mentors (6-15 years of practice) in a fun and informal format....
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Diversity & Inclusion Section’s “Mix and Mingle” Holiday Reception

12/12/2013 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Join old friends and meet new ones at the Diversity & Inclusion Section’s first annual “Mix and Mingle” Holiday Reception....
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Celebrating Diversity in the Judiciary

11/21/2013 - 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
The MBLA, in partnership with the Boston Bar Association, will be hosting a reception for the black judges of the Massachusetts Judiciary....
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Hanging Your Shingle: A Panel on Starting and Maintaining Your Own Practice

11/05/2013 - 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Come hear minority bar association leaders and other successful attorneys who have established their own practices share their insights on how they developed their unique career paths. Presentations will also include valuable information on going solo in today's economy, and the use of social media and technology to market your practice....
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