Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michele Liu Baillie
WBA APPLAUDS THE CONFIRMATION OF ATTORNEYS NIELSEN AND WENDLANDT TO JUVENILE, APPEALS COURTS
BOSTON, MA – JUNE 12, 2017 - The Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) applauds the Governor’s Council’s confirmation of Arose W. Nielsen to the Juvenile Court and Dalila Argaez Wendlandt to the Appeals Court.
“The WBA congratulates Arose W. Nielsen and Dalila Argaez Wendlandt, two leaders in their practice areas, whose accomplishments and dedication to providing access to justice for their clients will make them valued members of the judiciary. Arose and Dalila set a positive example for other female attorneys, judges, and law students in Massachusetts,” stated WBA President Michele Liu Baillie.
Arose W. Nielsen is a partner at the Worcester firm of Carvajal & Nielsen, P.C., where she practices family and child welfare law in the Springfield Juvenile Court and Hampden County Probate and Family Court. From 2001-2007 she served as a staff attorney for the Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts. She has also worked as a contract attorney at the Law Registry for Day, Berry & Howard, LLP, as an interim coordinator at the Center for Human Development, HIV/AIDS Law Consortium of Western Massachusetts, and as a volunteer at the Domestic Violence Unit of the Hampden County District Attorney's Office. Ms. Nielsen received her B.A in Comparative Literature with a minor in Russian Language from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1993, and earned her J.D. at Western New England College School of Law in 2000. She has also served as an adjunct professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Dalila Argaez Wendlandt is a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group at Ropes & Gray in Boston, where she counsels clients in industries ranging from life sciences to semiconductor manufacturing with emphasis on electro-mechanical devices and controls algorithms. She has also engaged in pro bono work that has included advising clients on political asylum claims and representing a death row inmate. She has also served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County. Previously, Ms. Wendlandt clerked for Judge John M. Walker, Jr., in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York. Ms. Wendlandt graduated from the University of Illinois in 1991 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and received her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993. She earned her J.D. from Stanford University Law School in 1996, where she served as Article Development Editor of the Stanford Law Review.
Ms. Nielsen fills the Juvenile Court seat left by Judge James G. Collins and Ms. Wendlandt fills the seat vacated by Justice Elspeth B. Cypher.
About the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts
Founded in 1978 by a group of activist women lawyers, the Women’s Bar Association boasts a vast membership of accomplished women lawyers, judges, and law students across Massachusetts. The WBA is committed to the full and equal participation of women in the legal profession and in a just society. The WBA works to achieve this mission through committees and taskforces and by developing and promoting a legislative agenda to address society’s most critical social and legal issues. Other WBA activities include drafting amicus briefs, studying employment issues affecting women, encouraging women to enter the judiciary, recognizing the achievement of women in the law, and providing pro bono services to women in need through supporting its charitable sister organization, the Women’s Bar Foundation. For more information, visit www.womensbar.org.
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