Mentors will play a large role in your career success. That was
the message from three keynote speakers at an April 26 event
celebrating the completion of the third year of the MBA's Tiered
Community Mentoring Program. The wrap-up event was held at the John
J. Moakley U.S. District Courthouse in Boston.
The event featured Carmen M. Ortiz, the U.S. attorney for the
District of Massachusetts; Massachusetts U.S. Marshal John Gibbons;
and U.S. District Court of Massachusetts Judge Denise J.
"Dare to dream … if you don't have dreams, you can't make things
happen," said Ortiz, who shared that it was mentors who helped
convince her to apply for her current position. "Surround yourself
with people who encourage you, who believe in you as you make
decisions along the way."
Massachusetts U.S. Marshal John Gibbons and U.S. District Court
of Massachusetts District Judge Denise J. Casper also made
The program, the idea of Norfolk Probate and Family Court First
Justice Angela M. Ordoñez, matches 10 practicing lawyers with more
than two dozen students from high school, college and law school.
The program was honored with the 2011 ABA Partnership Award from
the American Bar Association because of its commitment to
A total of $1,500 in scholarships were also awarded to students
of Suffolk University Law School, Roxbury Community College and New
Mission High School.