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.
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.