The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Tiered Community Mentoring (TCM) Program began its ninth year with a kickoff event at Suffolk University Law School on Oct. 19.
After welcoming remarks from MBA President-elect Christopher A. Kenney and an overview of the program from Hon. Angela M. Ordoñez, chief justice of the Probate and Family Court, mentors and mentees listened to a presentation on the Discovering Justice Program from Marieljane Bastien.
The event also featured a presentation on “The Art and Importance of Networking,” given by Quaime V. Lee, associate director of professional and career development at Suffolk University Law School.
Following the presentations, participants broke into groups for a discussion and a public speaking exercise, and they chose their team names.
The MBA’s TCM Program gives high school, undergraduate and law school students access to legal professionals, an understanding of the legal profession and an awareness of the career opportunities available. Participating schools in Boston are Community Academy of Science and Health, Fenway High School, Roxbury Community College, New England Law Boston, and Suffolk University Law School.
The TCM Program has also been extended to Worcester for 2017-18.