Bar Bulletin Board

Issue October 2006

Lawyers Journal publicizes the recent and upcoming events of its affiliated bar associations.

  • The Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association held its Annual Boston Law Student Reception (see photos at left) on Wednesday, Sept. 13, with over 100 people in attendance. Attorney Carol Rose, executive director of ACLU of Massachusetts, was the guest speaker.The event was held at the International Place offices of Ropes and Gray LLP, which sponsored the reception. MLGBA Co-chairs Christina E. Miller and Charles P. Wagner welcomed the law students and lawyers and talked about the MLGBA and its valuable connections to the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and Miller is the MLGBA's representative on the MBA's House of Delegates.

In addition to individual members, the MBA was represented by President Mark D Mason, Executive Director Marilyn J. Wellington and Bar Services Liaison Patricia O. Plasse.

  • On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the Boston Bar Association will hold its 2006 Annual Meeting Luncheon at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Rosabeth Moss Kanter, the Ernest L. Arbuckle professor at Harvard Business School, will deliver the keynote address. For more information, contact the Boston Bar Association at or (617) 742-0615.
  • The Women's Bar Association's Annual Gala will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston. The keynote speaker will be attorney Janet Benshoof, president of the Global Justice Center, and founder and president emeritus of the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy (now the Center for Reproductive Rights).

Attorneys Nadine Cohen of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Ellen Kearns of Foley & Lardner LLP will be presented with the 2006 Lelia J. Robinson Award at the gala. For more information, contact the WBA at or call (617) 973-6666.

  • On Thursday, Oct. 19, there will be a screening of the 2006 Silver Gavel and CINE award-winning film Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson's American Journey from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m., screening at 6 p.m. sharp) at the Moakley U.S. Courthouse, One Courthouse Way, Boston.

The film is being presented by the American Constitution Society, Boston Bar Association, Equal Justice Society, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys and the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.