The Annual Meeting and Newly Admitted Lawyers Reception will take place on March 23, 2017. At the Annual Meeting, WBA Members will be asked to vote on new board members and officers. At the reception, the WBA will honor Representative Patricia Haddad with the Distinguished Public Service Award and Justice Barbara A. Lenk will give the welcoming remarks. Click on the link below to access the candidate booklet and absentee ballot.
The Lelia J. Robinson Award honors women attorneys who have captured the spirit of the first woman admitted to the practice of law in Massachusetts. The WBA seeks nominees from a wide variety of geographic and ethnic backgrounds who have demonstrated a base of community and/or organizational support for their activities. The recipient of the Lelia J. Robinson Award is honored at the WBA's annual gala which will be held on November 28, 2017 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.
The WBA applauds Governor Baker for making a public commitment to continue funding Planned Parenthood in the Commonwealth if the federal government eliminates federal funding for Planned Parenthood nationwide.
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 7, 2017.....Drawing on life experiences she said gave her a "master's in poverty," Rep. Marjorie Decker on Thursday urged support for legislation that would ease certain restrictions on welfare benefits to families.
Speaking at a Women's Bar Association advocacy breakfast, Decker, a Cambridge Democrat, recounted growing up in public housing with a father who was a disabled veteran and a mother whose wages as a nursing aide were "not enough to feed myself, my brother and her and my father."
The WBA is deeply disappointed that President Trump has reinstated what is known as the “Mexico City” policy, also known as the Global Gag rule, which bars United States aid for groups that provide or “promote” abortion abroad.
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2017-04-12 09:00:002017-04-12 17:00:00America/New_YorkApril 2017 Women's Bar Foundation Family Law Project TrainingMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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