The Winter 2023 issue of the Northeastern University School of Law Magazine includes a feature article by Elaine McArdle on the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Tiered Community Mentoring Program (TCM), with commentary by several key contributors to the award-winning initiative.
The article chronicles TCM’s 2009 founding in Boston by Hon. Angela M. Ordoñez and its subsequent expansion to Worcester under the leadership of Attorney Geoff E. Spofford. In addition, the article highlights one of the program’s most notable alumni, Greater Boston Legal Services Staff Attorney Loren Forbes, who developed an interest in the law through his involvement in TCM and continues to serve as a mentor to student participants.
Others interviewed for the story are MBA Director of Community & Public Services Elizabeth A. O’Neil; MBA Public Law Section Council Vice Chair and attorney mentor Amanda Zuretti; and Quaime V. Lee, assistant dean for co-op and career development at Northeastern University School of Law, who helps with student recruitment and event planning for TCM.
Twice honored by the American Bar Association for its commitment to diversity, TCM introduces students from historically marginalized communities to career opportunities in the legal profession and law enforcement. TCM participants work in four-person groups — each consisting of a high school student, college student, law student and attorney mentor — as they meet with professionals in the field and attend regular team meetings, networking events and educational workshops.
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