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
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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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Affinity Bar Leaders Happy Hour

10/15/2013 - 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
The BBA's Affinity Bar Relations Committee invites you to join us at Carrie Nation to meet and mingle with leaders of each of the 6 affinity bar associations. Exchange ideas for the year ahead and learn about ways you can partner across organizations on programming and events. The happy hour is a unique opportunity for leaders and members of affinity bar associations to collaborate and socialize....
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Diversity and Inclusion Kickoff: Superior Court Judges Offer Lessons from their First Year on the Bench

10/08/2013 - 05:00 PM to 07:00 AM
Help kick off an exciting year with the Diversity and Inclusion Section while learning effective advocacy from recently-appointed Superior Court Judges. Learn about best practices and effective advocacy in the Superior Court from the perspective of judges who, not too long ago, were practicing attorneys themselves....
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Group Mentoring Program Information Session

09/18/2013 - 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Attention new lawyers! Don't miss out on the opportunity to get involved in the Diversity & Inclusion Section's popular Group Mentoring Program and become part of the next generation of diverse leaders in Boston's legal community. Come meet with the program co-chair, mentors, and past mentees to learn what the BBA's Group Mentoring Program has to offer....
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CORI Training

09/16/2013 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
The BBA is collaborating with Greater Boston Legal Services to train attorneys to help clients from Roxbury, Dorchester and other low-income Boston communities to seal their records and break the cycle of poverty and unemployment. Attorneys of all backgrounds are encouraged to attend the training and volunteer to take a case or conduct a community outreach and education session. The required time commitment is less than 12 hours and the Project provides training, materials and mentoring on cases....
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Everything You Need to Know About the Practical Implications of DOMA's Repeal

07/15/2013 - 03:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Join the BBA’s Diversity & Inclusion and Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Sections for a panel discussion about the practical, real life implications facing same-sex couples following the United States v. Windsor decision. The program will offer tips and recommendations for navigating the changing legal landscape as federal marriage benefits and protections are now legally granted to all married couples in Massachusetts....
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Strategies for Success: Summer Associates Diversity & Inclusion Luncheon

07/10/2013 - 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Join a diverse panel of Boston-area lawyers in learning what 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. All summer associates, interns, lawyers, law clerks, law students and professional staff are all welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided....
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Let's Get Real: Surviving and Succeeding as a Diverse Attorney in Boston

05/23/2013 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Join us and our panelists 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. Our panelists will draw from their vast personal and professional experiences on wide-ranging topics such as navigating maternity/paternity leave, the challenges of being a trailblazer, dealing with unconscious bias among co-workers and clients, expectations of participation in affinity activities based on background, and how the issues and challenges you may face will evolve over different phases of your legal career. 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. Attendees are also encouraged to share their questions and perspectives....
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Racism & Law: The Shifting of Racial Consciousness within the Legal Community

05/01/2013 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Please join us for the YWCA Boston's Stand Against Racism campaign. The event will feature successful and knowledgeable speakers from the judiciary, government agencies, universities and firms who will provide an "inside view" of emerging racial issues that are affecting their field. Our goal is to alert people to the fact that racism still exists in the legal profession and the community at large, and to educate them on ways that they and their communities can Stand Against Racism....
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