A WBF Publication
BOSTON, MA – The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts and the Women’s Bar Foundation of Massachusetts announce the appointment of Margaret Talmers to serve as the Executive Director of both organizations, effective April 9, 2018. Talmers begins her new role as the WBA celebrates its 40th anniversary and the WBF marks its 25th, both huge milestones generating excitement among members and volunteers.
On any given day in Massachusetts nearly 2,000 people seek help from domestic violence assistance programs. Nearly half of those people need legal assistance. With your generous support, the WBF staff and volunteer attorneys work tirelessly to meet this need.
The SJC’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services will recognize Chris Butler with its 2017 Adams Award at a ceremony on October 18 at 4:00 p.m. at the John Adams Courthouse. Chris is being honored for her four decades of pro bono work on behalf of survivors of domestic violence, not only representing them, but developing comprehensive strategies to protect them, advocating for increased legislative safeguards, and training attorneys, judges, clerks, probation officers, and other advocates.
In this edition of Noteworthy, learn about how the WBF and Collora, now Hogan Lovells, have partnered to equip incarcerated women with the tools to successfully transition into the community.
Today is National Senior Citizens Day—a day to support, honor and show appreciation to our seniors and to recognize their achievements. At the WBF, we support senior citizens everyday through our Elder Law Project.
Each quarter, the WBF recognizes a volunteer attorney or firm that has gone above and beyond in representing their WBF client. This quarter, the volunteer attorney award is awarded to Crescent Moran Chasteen, Of Counsel at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, and her colleagues, Matthew Connolly, Senior Associate, Melanie Woodward, Associate, and Erin Whitney, Associate, who have dedicated more than 300 pro bono hours to support their client, Lucinda.
Boston, June 1, 2017 – The Women’s Bar Foundation (WBF) is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. The WBF was chosen from a total of 549 applicants, during a competitive review process.