Tiered Community Mentoring Program wraps up 2015 session

Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015
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Members of the 2015 Tiered Community Mentoring Program.

The Massachusetts Bar Association's Tiered Community Mentoring Program wrapped up its sixth year with an event and reception at the John Adams Courthouse on April 16.

Featured speakers were MBA President-elect Robert W. Harnais, Supreme Judicial Court Associate Justice Geraldine S. Hines and Walter B. Prince of Prince Lobel Tye LLP. Mentor-mentee teams then particpated in a group discussion on the death penalty led by Carol Liebman, professor and criminal justice coordinator at Roxbury Community College.

The event also featued the presentation of certificates and scholarships to participating students. Closing remarks were given by Chief Justice Angela M. Ordoñez of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court.

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. Participating schools are New Mission High School, Roxbury Community College, Northeastern University and Suffolk University Law School. The program included approximately 50 attorney mentors and student mentees this year.