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Special MBA Access to Justice Award Nominations due March 31

Thursday, March 11, 2021
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The Massachusetts Bar Association annually recognizes the efforts of attorneys and law firms that have made significant strides in enhancing access to justice.

This year, the Access to Justice Section will present two special awards -- a Race, Equity and Inclusion Award and a COVID-19 Impact Award -- created to highlight individuals and law firms that have gone above and beyond during these challenging times to address legal needs arising from the pandemic and civil unrest.

To nominate a colleague by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, click here. We encourage nominations from local/affiliated bar associations, government agencies and legal services organizations.

Award categories include:


This award is given to an attorney or law firm that has pursued zealous advocacy framed with a race, equity and inclusion lens. A race, equity and inclusion lens includes a strategy that advances critical race theory, including the impact of individual and structural racism.


This award is given to an attorney or law firm that has created and implemented creative programs or strategies to provide legal services to address the legal needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Questions? Contact MBA Sections Administrator Brianna Burke at bburke@massbar.org.