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Thursday, Mar. 11, 2010
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Judge Angela M. Ordoñez (left) and William "Mo" Cowan, chief legal counsel for Gov. Deval L. Patrick, speak to students who participated in the MBA's Tiered Community Mentoring Program.

Students participate in a tour of the Supreme Judicial Court given by Barbara Berenson, SJC senior attorney.

Photos by Jennifer Rosinski.

MBA's Tiered Community Mentoring Program celebrates its first year

William "Mo" Cowan, chief legal counsel for Gov. Deval L. Patrick, spoke about his path into a legal career and the importance of mentors at an event celebrating the first year of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Tiered Community Mentoring Program. Cowan revealed he originally planned for a career in medicine and that Patrick is among his many mentors from all walks of life.

The March 4 gathering at the Adams Courthouse in Boston included a tour of the courthouse, with a stop at the Supreme Judicial Court and its legal exhibits by Barbara Berenson, SJC senior attorney.

The Tiered Community Mentoring Program, created by Norfolk and Probate Judge Angela M. Ordoñez, co-chair of the MBA's Diversity Task Force, kicked off in October. The program matched up 40 participants into ten groups comprised of practicing lawyers as well as students from Suffolk University Law School, Roxbury Community College and John D. O'Bryant High School in Roxbury.

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