Tiered Community Mentoring Program celebrates start of 10th year

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
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Top (program panelists from left): MBA Treasurer Thomas M. Bond; Quaime V. Lee, associate director of emerging careers and J.D. advising at Suffolk University Law School; John J. Breyer, a law student at New England Law | Boston; Hon. Angela M. Ordoñez, associate justice of the Barnstable Probate and Family Court; Sharon Shelfer Casey, Gov. Charlie Baker's deputy legal counsel and executive director for the Judicial Nominating Committee; and Massachusetts Appeals Court Associate Justice Dalila Wendlandt.

Bottom: Tiered Community Mentoring participants.

The Massachusetts Bar Association's Tiered Community Mentoring (TCM) Program celebrated the start of its 10th year with an Oct. 18 event at the MBA in Boston. 

MBA Treasurer Thomas M. Bond provided welcome remarks to program mentors and mentees, which was followed by an overview of the TCM program from Hon. Angela M. Ordoñez, associate justice of the Barnstable Probate and Family Court. Massachusetts Appeals Court Associate Justice Dalila Wendlandt also greeted TCM participants. 

Sharon Shelfer Casey, Gov. Charlie Baker's deputy legal counsel and executive director for the Judicial Nominating Committee, served as the program's keynote speaker. In addition, John J. Breyer, a law student at New England Law | Boston, discussed the importance of mentoring with attendees. Quaime V. Lee, associate director of emerging careers and J.D. advising at Suffolk University Law School, provided information on networking and tips on developing an elevator pitch.

The MBA's TCM Program gives 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 Boston Adult Technical Academy, Community Academy of Science & Health, Margarita Muñiz Academy in Jamaica Plain, Roxbury Community College, Boston College Law School, New England Law | Boston and Suffolk University Law School.