The Women's Bar Foundation has created a new position, naming
Rachel B. Biscardi director of WBF Pro Bono Projects to better
coordinate and expand the reach of its work.
"Rachel's promotion will not only recognize the tremendous
dedication she has shown to the WBF, but will also allow the WBF to
expand the scope of the vital legal services it provides," said WBF
President Mary Jo Johnson.
The Women's Bar Association created the Women's Bar Foundation
in 1993 to promote social and economic equity for women and meet
the legal needs of women and their children through pro bono
services. The WBA is an affiliated bar of the Massachusetts Bar
"I think that the promotion will allow better coordination of
the projects and will free up time for the executive director to
devote to the organization (WBF)," said Michelle Peirce, a WBF
board member and former WBA president.
As director, Biscardi will oversee WBF Pro Bono Projects' five
groups: the Family Law Project, the Framingham Project for
Incarcerated Women, the Elder Law Project, the Hampden Housing
Court Project, and the Women's Lunch Place Project. She previously
led the WBF's Family Law Project.
Biscardi also represented the WBA on the Legislative Task Force
on Alimony and was a drafter of the Alimony Reform Act of 2011,
which was recently unanimously approved by the Senate and