The Lelia J. Robinson Award honors women attorneys who have captured the spirit of Lelia J. Robinson, the first woman admitted to practice in Massachusetts. The award recognizes women who, like Robinson, are pioneers in the legal profession and have made a difference in the community. This year, the WBA is proud to recognize Hon. Margot Botsford (ret.) and Hon. Geraldine Hines with this award: two women who have made immeasurable contributions to the advancement of women in the legal profession.
BOSTON, MA – JUNE 16, 2017 - The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) congratulates WBA member and 2015 Lelia J. Robinson Award Recipient Susan Sard Tierney on her confirmation by the Governor’s Council as an Associate Justice of the Probate and Family Court, Suffolk County Division.
BOSTON, MA – JUNE 12, 2017 - The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) applauds the Governor’s Council’s confirmation of Arose W. Nielsen to the Juvenile Court and Dalila Argaez Wendlandt to the Appeals Court.
BOSTON, MA – March 27, 2017 – The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) held its 2017 annual meeting and reception for newly admitted lawyers on March 23, 2017 at the Omni Parker House Hotel. At this event the WBA transitioned to new leadership, welcomed new women attorneys to the Massachusetts legal community, and bestowed its Distinguished Public Service Award, which recognizes those who have made significant commitments to public service and have contributed to the advancement of women in the legal profession.
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."