Law Day Celebration

The 2024 Law Day Celebration will welcome guests from throughout the Boston legal community to celebrate the rule of law, the role of lawyers in our community and the strength of our legal network. Join us at historic Boston Symphony Hall for an exceptional cocktail reception, live entertainment, and an inspirational program.

About the Event

Thursday, June 13, 2024
Boston Symphony Hall

Join the Boston Bar Association for an evening of insight and inspiration at this year’s Law Day Celebration. The much-anticipated event is expected to welcome over 1,000 guests for the largest networking event of its kind in Massachusetts. Register today for this unparalleled celebration of the rule of law, the role of lawyers in our community, and the strength of the legal network in Boston!

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Danielle Allen is a renowned scholar in political philosophy, ethics, and public policy. She currently serves as the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University and Director of the Allen Lab for Democracy Renovation at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

A seasoned nonprofit leader and democracy advocate, she has made significant contributions to various fields including tech ethics, cannabis legalization, and public health policy. Dr. Allen also made history as the first Black woman ever to run for statewide office in Massachusetts during her gubernatorial campaign from 2020 to 2022. She continues to advocate for democracy reform through her organization, Partners In Democracy, and serves on multiple boards including the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and the Democracy Fund.

2024 Honorees

The John G. Brooks Legal Services Award Recipient

Rosie’s Place

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Rosie’s place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Today, it is a vibrant multi-service community center that offers emergency shelter, meals, legal assistance, wellness care, one-on-one support, housing and job search services, and community outreach.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Gene Dahmen, Verrill Dana

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Gene Dahmen is a leading practitioner in the field of domestic law, and served as the first woman President of the Boston Bar Association.


Early sponsorship opportunities are available now.
Contact Mariah Hanlon at to learn more.

2023 Event Photos