WE HOPE YOU’LL JOIN US for an inspirational evening as the Boston Bar once again hosts our Law Day Dinner. The annual event brings together members of the bar, the bench, and the business communities to recognize leaders who shape and protect the rule of law. Click here to read the latest event news.
Boston Globe columnist ADRIAN WALKER will be the KEYNOTE SPEAKER. Walker has been writing for the Metro section of the paper for 20 years, providing commentary and opinion on local and regional news, society and culture. Prior to that, he served as the Globe’s deputy political editor from 1995 to 1997. Recently, he contributed to the Globe Spotlight Team’s seven-part series on race in Boston. He also contributed to the Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing. Last year, he received the Thomas M. Menino Award for Outstanding Community Service from FamilyAid Boston, a local organization dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness.
The BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MASSACHUSETTS legal department will receive the THURGOOD MARSHALL AWARD for their significant public service work and impact on our community. The Marshall Award was established to recognize extraordinary efforts to enhance the human dignity of others through improving or delivering civil or criminal legal services to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s low-income population. The attorneys at Blue Cross have dedicated their time, talent and efforts to representing undocumented immigrant children facing immigration proceedings.
LESLIE WALKER, Executive Director of Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts (PLSMA), will receive the JOHN G. BROOKS AWARD FOR LEGAL SERVICES for her longtime, outstanding dedication to fighting for humane treatment of prisoners in Massachusetts prisons. Walker has spent her career working for the public good, having spent 17 years working at PLSMA and 11 years prior to that as the Director of Legal Resources and Support Service for the Committee for Public Counsel Services.
The Boston Bar Association is proud to announce it will confer its DISTINGUISHED LEGISTLATOR AWARD on STATE SENATOR CYNTHIA STONE CREEM. We recognize Senator Creem for her years of leadership on Beacon Hill, particularly on criminal justice reform issues.