MBF congratulates Vice President Angela C. McConney Scheepers on Ida B. Wells Award

Thursday, May 27, 2021
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Angela C. McConney Scheepers

The Massachusetts Bar Foundation congratulates Vice President Angela C. McConney Scheepers, who is being honored with an Ida B. Wells Award at the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys' 2021 Awards Celebration.

In 1981, a group of female African-American lawyers formed the Ida B. Wells Barnett Law Society, which was named for African-American civil rights and anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells Barnett. The organization was later renamed the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys (MBWA) and was established with the intent of promoting equal and fair application of justice to all, especially where the party in question is an African-American female. For more than 30 years, the MBWA has advocated for the eradication of racism and sexism in the legal community and worked to promote African-American women in the legal profession.

McConney Scheepers, who has been an MBF Fellow since 2007 and on the Board of Trustees since 2013, is an administrative magistrate for the Division of Administrative Law Appeals (DALA). Prior to joining DALA, she was the general counsel for the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission. She also previously served as a Suffolk County assistant district attorney in the Roxbury and Central divisions of the Boston Municipal Court and as chief legal counsel of the Criminal Justice Committee of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

In addition to her MBF service, McConney Scheepers is a member of the National Association of Women Judges and served as a hearing officer for the Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court. She is a past president of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and has served within the Massachusetts Bar Association on the Executive Management Board, the Budget and Finance Committee, and as a member of the House of Delegates.

She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Iowa College of Law. She also studied at the American University in Cairo and the London Law Consortium.

Click here to learn more or attend the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys' Ida B. Wells Awards Celebration.