Court and Community News

Thursday, March 21, 2024
MBLA to host Women's History Month Panel on March 28; MA Women's Bar Association holds Legislative Breakfast; Job openings: Counsel and paralegal for the POST Commission; Clerk positions with the Appeals Court


MBLA to host Women's History Month
Panel on March 28

On Thursday, March 28, from 6-7:30 p.m., the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (MBLA) will host a Women's History Month Panel: Women Leading the Bar. The program will focus on the women leading bar associations throughout the commonwealth and discuss the path to leadership, as well as specific challenges faced as women leaders.

Speakers will include Massachusetts Bar Association Secretary Shayla Mombeleur; Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys President Desiree Murphy; Eva Jellison, co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association; MBLA President Tiffanie Ellis Niles; Emily Sy, former president of the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts; and Boston Bar Association President Hannah Kilson.

Click here to register to attend in person at Burns & Levinson LLP, 125 High St., Boston. Click here to join remotely. The Meeting ID is 634 123 5849, and the Passcode is 125.


MA Women's Bar Association holds Legislative Breakfast

On March 7, the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association (WBA), led by the WBA’s Legislative Policy Committee (LPC), hosted its 30th Annual Legislative Breakfast. The LPC was joined in the State House by legislators, their staff, WBA members and coalition partners for its presentation of the organization's 2024 legislative agenda. The annual breakfast serves as a platform for the WBA to advocate for its important legislative priorities.  

The WBA presented the 2024 Public Official of the Year Award to Sen. Jamie Eldridge for his tireless advocacy for women, children and families within the commonwealth. 

Other speakers included MBA Criminal Justice Section Council member Pauline Quirion of Greater Boston Legal Services, State Rep. Marjorie Decker, Megan Driscoll of the MassHire State Workforce Board, WBA member Andrea Kramer and LPC Co-Chair Kate Symmonds.


Job Openings

Counsel and paralegal for the POST Commission 

The Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission, a relatively new state agency, is seeking to secure large and diverse sets of applicants for the positions of counsel and paralegal. Each position offers a chance to join a collegial team of professionals with different backgrounds and perspectives, to help build an agency with an important mission, and to serve the public interest. 

More information can be found on the POST Commission website


Clerk positions with the Appeals Court

The Massachusetts Appeals Court is accepting applications for the positions of clerk of court and first assistant clerk of court. These roles may appeal to members of your bar association. For more information, click on the links below:

Clerk of Court

First Assistant Clerk of Court