Tiered Community Mentoring celebrates 2017-18 programs

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Tiered Community Mentoring (TCM) Program introduces high school students to information about college, provides pre-law college students with information about the law school admission process and gives law students an inside view of the practice of law with their attorney mentors.

TCM, held in both Boston and Worcester, recently celebrated the end of its 2017-18 sessions with two receptions. 

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TCMBoston2018On Monday, April 23, the Boston program held an event at the John Adams Courthouse. Special speakers included:

  • The Hon. Angela M. Ordoñez, chief justice of Probate and Family Court
  • The Hon. Paula M. Carey, chief justice of the Trial Court
  • Pamerson O. Ifill, regional supervisor of Probation Services, Office of the Commissioner of Probation

In addition to attorney mentors, students from these schools participated in the 2017-2018 program:

  • Community Academy of Science & Health and Fenway High School
  • Roxbury Community College
  • New England Law | Boston and Suffolk University Law School 

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WorcesterTCM2018On Tuesday, April 24, a Worcester event took place at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Speakers included:

  • The Hon. Angela M. Ordoñez, chief justice of Probate and Family Court
  • Robert Alba, division manager, United States District Court Clerk’s Office
  • The Hon. Timothy S. Hillman, U.S. district judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • The Hon. David H. Hennessy, chief magistrate judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts.
  • Esther L. Bachrach, Esq., career law clerk to the Hon. Timothy S. Hillman, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts.
  • Geoffrey E. Spofford, Esq., Worcester TCM committee chair, Lian Zarrow, Worcester

In addition to attorney mentors, students from these schools participated in the 2017-2018 program:

  • Burncoat High School
  • Quinsigamond Community College and Worcester State University
  • Western New England University School of Law