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Amplifying Unheard Voices Series: Perspectives of Black and Latinx Court Users

Thursday, December 3, 2020 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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Description:

The BBA presents live webinars and virtual events via Zoom. Please register for this program through your BBA account at least two hours before the start time of the program to receive the Zoom webinar link.

Join us for the third program of the “Amplifying Unheard Voices” series, which seeks to highlight and amplify underrepresented perspectives of attorneys, clients and communities that engage with the legal system regularly, and to move towards more equitable representation of and opportunities for these communities.

This third discussion in the series will focus on amplifying the perspectives of court users from underrepresented and historically excluded populations through the Black and Latinx experience. The discussion will be moderated by Sheriece Perry, Co-Director of Support Services for the Massachusetts Trial Court Office of Court Management.  Our first two programs, which focused on Black male and female perspectives in the Massachusetts legal profession can be viewed, respectively, here and here. This panel is dedicated to the memory of Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Future panels in this series are presently expected to highlight additional perspectives such as:

  • Voices from Behind the Wall: Presently & Previously Incarcerated Individuals
  • Black and Brown Law Students
  • Black and Brown Trans Attorneys, Organizers & Clients

If you have any questions on this event or any future event in this series, please reach out to Doug Newton at dnewton@bostonbar.org.

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:

  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being
  • Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC)
  • Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission
  • Massachusetts Attorney General's Office

This program is supported by the Boston Bar Foundation Beacon Fund for Diversity & Inclusion. The Beacon Fund was established by EMC Corporation in 2016 and is dedicated to supporting the diversity, equity and inclusion projects of the Boston Bar Association.  For more information on the BBF or this fund, please contact Erica Southerland at esoutherland@bostonbar.org.

Speakers:

 

Contact:

Douglas Newton
dnewton@bostonbar.org

 

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