Tiered Community Mentoring event features SJC hearing, speed networking

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
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Photo Credit: Mike Vigneux
Tiered Community Mentoring Speed Networking Speakers (from left): J.W. Carney Jr., the Law Offices of J.W. Carney Jr. & Associates, Boston; Hon. Angela M. Ordoñez, chief justice, Massachusetts Probate and Family Court; Juliana Spofford, general counsel, NETPROSPEX, Waltham; Superintendent Lisa Holmes, chief, Bureau of Professional Development, Boston Police Academy, Boston; and MBA President-elect Robert W. Harnais, Mahoney & Harnais, Quincy.

More than 40 members of the MBA's Tiered Community Mentoring Program gathered for a Murder One Appeal Hearing and Speed Networking event at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston on November 7.

Following the hearing, the group listened to four inspiring speakers: Juliana Spofford, general counsel, NETPROSPEX; Superintendent Lisa Holmes, chief, Bureau of Professional Development, Boston Police Academy, J.W. Carney Jr., the Law Offices of J.W. Carney Jr. & Associates; and MBA President-elect Robert W. Harnais.

The MBA's Tiered Community Mentoring Program provides high school, undergraduate and law school students access to legal professionals, an understanding of the legal profession and an awareness of the career opportunities available through their team mentor and via scheduled events that take place during the year. Participating schools are New Mission High School, Roxbury Community College, Suffolk University Law School and Northeastern University School of Law.