Law Day Dinner News
Distinguished Legislator Award Honoree Announced
The Boston Bar Association is proud to announce it will confer its Distinguished Legislator 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.
John G. Brooks Award for Legal Services Honoree Announced
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.
Thurgood Marshall Award Honoree Announced
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.