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.
BOSTON, MA – July 7, 2014 – The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) proudly announces its 2014 Lelia J. Robinson Award recipients:
Pamela Berman and Monica Halas
Named after the first woman admitted to the Massachusetts bar, the Lelia J. Robinson Award has been presented by the WBA since 1994 to recognize women who, like Robinson, have captured the spirit of pioneering in the legal profession and have made a difference in the community. This year, the WBA is proud to honor Pamela Berman and Monica Halas with this award: two women who have made and continue to make immeasurable contributions to the legal profession and the greater community. Both women will be honored at the WBA’s Annual Gala on November 18, 2014 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. The Gala is the WBA’s largest event of the year and is attended by approximately 1,000 attorneys, judges, legislators, and business professionals. “The WBA is delighted to honor Pam Berman and Monica Halas with this award. Both Ms. Berman and Ms. Halas demonstrate the professional excellence and commitment to women’s issues that are the hallmarks of this award. We know our Gala attendees will find these awardees to be inspiring and motivating,” said WBA President Kara DelTufo.