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 – June 11, 2014 - The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) commends the Governor’s Council for unanimously confirming Justice Ralph Gants as the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court.
BOSTON, MA –June 26, 2014 –The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) expresses its deep disappointment with the United States Supreme Court’s decision in McCullen v. Coakley, which strikes down portions of the Massachusetts buffer zone statute, G.L. c. 266, §120E1/2, that established a 35-foot fixed buffer zone around driveways and entrances of reproductive healthcare facilities. The WBA along with 31 other organizations, including NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, the National Women’s Law Center and the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, signed on to the National Abortion Federation’s amicus brief that was submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in November 2013 in support of the buffer zone statute. The amicus brief argued that the statute’s 35-foot buffer zone did not violate the First Amendment, but rather is a necessary element to protect reproductive healthcare providers and their patients.