BOSTON, MA – September 10, 2015 – The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts has kicked off its fourth Women’s Leadership Initiative, a program that brings together senior women attorneys and up and coming stars of the legal profession for mentoring and leadership development. The program is chaired by longtime WBA leaders Marie Chafe of Cornell & Gollub, Sherley Rodriguez of Suffolk University Law School, and Kimberly Winter of White, Freeman & Winter, LLP.
BOSTON, MA – March 27, 2015 – The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) announces the results of the election for its Officers and Board of Directors held at its annual meeting on March 25, 2015. The WBA also unveiled its newly formed Emeritus Board at the Newly Admitted Lawyers Reception that same evening. The organization welcomes the following new and returning officers and directors and new Emeritus directors.
BOSTON, MA – August 8, 2014 - The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) commends the Governor and legislature for strengthening the state’s domestic violence laws. The legislation, S 2334 - An Act relative to domestic violence, signed into law today as Chapter 260 of the Acts of 2014 establishes new criminal offenses related to domestic violence, creates new legal protections for victims and imposes training requirements for judges and court personnel.
The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) is writing to express strong support for HB 3883, An Act Relative to Comparable Work, as amended. The WBA is a professional association of women attorneys and judges founded in 1978, with over 1500 members across the Commonwealth. At the WBA, our purpose is to achieve the full and equal participation of women in the legal profession and in a just society. Women have not yet achieved full and equal participation in the work place. For over a decade our organization has supported An Act Further Defining Comparable Work (originally filed as HB 1767 this Session), which has now advanced to the House Ways and Means Committee.