Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010
Students participate in the MBA's 2010-11 Tiered Community Mentoring program on Oct. 28.
Photos by Jennifer Rosinski.
MBA Tiered Community Mentoring Program kicks off second year
Boston Municipal Court Chief Justice Charles R. Johnson
delivered the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the second
year of the MBA's Tiered Community Mentoring Program.
Held Oct. 28 at Suffolk University Law School, the event also
featured remarks from Susan Prosnitz, executive director of
Suffolk's Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service.
"I wish I were one of you," said Johnson, who urged the
participants to work toward living a balanced life while striving
for professional greatness. "If you want to become part of
something important you can choose no better profession than that
of a lawyer."
The program matches up four tiers of individuals: 10 practicing
lawyers and 28 students from Suffolk University Law School, Boston
University Law School, Roxbury Community College, UMASS Boston and
New Mission High School.
MBA President Denise Squillante shared with students how important
mentors were for her, enabling her to achieve successes she never
could have predicted as a child growing up in Fall River.
"You should dream big," she said. "You end up where you aim."
Each team of mentors will participate in several events throughout
the year, including observing a Supreme Judicial Court Hearing in
December, and attending a Networking and Mentoring Event in
February at Roxbury Community College.
The innovative mentoring series was the idea of Norfolk and Family
Court Associate Justice Angela M. Ordoñez, who also delivered
here to view event images.