BOSTON, MA – September 11, 2017 – The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) has kicked off its fifth Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), a program that brings together senior women attorneys and up and coming stars of the legal profession for leadership development and mentoring. The program is chaired by WBA Emeritus Board Members Mary Ryan of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP (also a past President) and Jayne Tyrrell of the Massachusetts IOLTA Committee.
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.