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Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

Election protection training session.
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The Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Section is at the forefront of compelling legal issues impacting the field. Exploring the complexities of current legislative concerns, the Section sponsors issue-specific programs, reviews legislative and regulatory proposals and seeks to advance the understanding of state and federal civil rights and civil liberties issues.

Election Protection Training

The BBA, in conjunction with Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, hosts trainings for Election Protection – the nation’s largest non-partisan voter protection coalition, to ensure that all eligible Americans have the ability to cast a meaningful ballot and have their vote counted.

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BBA Focuses on School-to-Prison Pipeline

In October 2018, the BBA published a special edition of the Boston Bar Journal focusing on the school-to-prison pipeline. In addition to legal commentary, this edition features personal essays by students and parents from Boston Public Schools.

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Section Leadership

Amanda Hainsworth

Amanda Hainsworth

Co-Chair Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General

Sophia Hall

Co-Chair Lawyers for Civil Rights
Daniel McFadden

Daniel McFadden

Section Co-Chair American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts (ACLU)

Carolina Almonte

At-Large Cambridge Human Rights Commission

Georgia Critsley

At-Large Massachusetts Executive Office of the Trial Court

Gregory Dorchak

At-Large U.S. Attorney's Office -MA

Tara Dunn

At-Large Todd & Weld LLP

Chris Erchull

At-Large GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders

Irene Freidel

At-Large Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project

Rahsaan Hall


Mathilda McGee-Tubb

At-Large Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Genevieve Nadeau

At-Large Protect Democracy Project

Jeffrey Pyle

At-Large Prince Lobel Tye LLP

Lauren Sampson


Anthony Scibelli


Jennifer Serafyn

At-Large U.S. Attorney's Office -MA

Hannah Tanabe

At-Large Greater Boston Legal Services

Robert Whitney

At-Large Sulloway & Hollis – Boston

Past Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

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