Tiered Community Mentoring Program celebrates the holidays

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013
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Top: Kate Cook, Gov. Deval L. Patrick’s chief legal counsel, spoke at the MBA’s Tiered Community Mentoring holiday gathering at Suffolk University Law School Bottom: Following the speaking presentations, several of the TCM program attendees socialized and networked. From left to right: Danielle Maldonado, student at Roxbury Community College; Loren Forbes, law student at Suffolk University Law School; Carol Liebman, Esq., professor and criminal justice coordinator at Roxbury Community College; the Hon. Angela M. Ordoñez, chief justice of the Probate and Family Court and chair of the MBA’s Tiered Community Mentoring Committee, and Manpreet Kaur, student at Northeastern University Photos by Elizabeth O'Neil

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, the Massachusetts Bar Association's Tiered Community Mentoring Program mentors and mentees gathered at Suffolk University Law School for an annual holiday celebration.

In addition to the festivities, participants were warmly welcomed to Suffolk University Law School by Camille A. Nelson, Suffolk Law dean and professor of law. During Nelson's presentation, she emphasized the importance of having mentors and encouraged everyone to mentor others as they move forward in their personal lives and careers.

Also speaking at the holiday event was Kate Cook, Gov. Deval L. Patrick's chief legal counsel. Cook outlined her path to her current position within the governor's office. Lastly, Mandie LeBeau, director of Career Services at New England Law | Boston and business etiquette consultant at Pardon Me Inc., spoke to the group about the importance of networking and the various dos and don'ts of building professional relationships.