Our major annual events provide opportunities for members to come together to celebrate our community and our work and to honor people and organizations that are inspiring change in our profession and our city. We invite you to join us at one of our events where you will meet new people and renew old friendships.
The Beacon Awards recognize individuals, organizations and corporations that are forging innovative paths toward a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive profession and community. The evening combines networking with award presentations and opportunities to meet and share ideas with lawyers who are committed to making Boston a truly inclusive place in which to live and work. The 2024 Beacon Awards will take place on Thursday, January 18th at the Artists for Humanity Epicenter in South Boston.
John & Abigail Adams Benefit
The signature fundraising event of the Boston Bar Foundation, the Adams Benefit draws over 1,000 attendees to the iconic Museum of Fine Arts Boston to raise money for grants to legal services organizations and to support innovating public service projects. The 2024 BBF Adams Benefit will return to the MFA on Saturday, April 6, 2024. Early sponsorship opportunities are now available.
Late Night at the Museum
Part of the Adams Benefit, Late Night at the Museum is an event that brings together law students and newer lawyers to meet, dine and dance and as they get to know each other and begin to lay the groundwork for successful careers in the law.
Thank you for joining the Boston legal community at historic Boston Symphony Hall to celebrate the rule of law, the role of lawyers in our community, and the strength of the legal network in Boston at our Law Day Celebration. It was wonderful to see so many faces—both familiar and new—in person for the return of this event, and to experience such an uplifting and inspirational program.
The Haskell Cohn Distinguished Judicial Service Award
On June 29, the BBA honored Chief Justice Roberto Ronquillo, Jr. of the Boston Municipal Court with the Haskell Cohn Distinguished Judicial Service Award. Named for former BBA President (1969-71) Haskell Cohn, the Award is presented annually to a member of the Massachusetts judiciary, or a resident of Massachusetts who is a member of the Federal judiciary, who has distinguished him or herself in a manner that calls for special recognition.
The BBA Annual Meeting
The signature kickoff to the fall season, the BBA Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for Boston law come together for networking, conversation and thoughtful remarks as we embark on the year ahead. This year’s Annual Meeting, held on October 18 at the Boston Cyclorama, welcomed Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell for a fireside chat with BBA President Hannah L. Kilson.