BOSTON, MA – March 29, 2016 – The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) held its 2016 annual meeting and reception for newly admitted lawyers on March 24, 2016 at the Omni Parker House Hotel. At this event the WBA ushered in new leadership, welcomed new women attorneys to the Massachusetts legal community, and recognized both WBA and civic leaders for their contributions to promoting the advancement of women in the legal profession.
BOSTON, MA (February 5, 2016)- This week marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), which takes place on February 6, 2016. The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts urges members and citizens to contact their State Representative and State Senator to ask them to support “An Act Establishing Civil and Criminal Penalties for the female genital mutilation of minors” (S1116/H1530), which is before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary.
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 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 award, presented since 1994 at the WBA's annual Gala, recognizes women who, like Robinson, are pioneers in the legal profession and have made a difference in the community. They include attorneys who have excelled in practice, government and academia; women who have served as mentors and role models; and women who have promoted equality and justice.