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Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010
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Students participate in the MBA's 2010-11 Tiered Community Mentoring program on Oct. 28.

Photos by Jennifer Rosinski.

MBA Tiered Community Mentoring Program kicks off second year

Boston Municipal Court Chief Justice Charles R. Johnson delivered the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the second year of the MBA's Tiered Community Mentoring Program.

Held Oct. 28 at Suffolk University Law School, the event also featured remarks from Susan Prosnitz, executive director of Suffolk's Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service.

"I wish I were one of you," said Johnson, who urged the participants to work toward living a balanced life while striving for professional greatness. "If you want to become part of something important you can choose no better profession than that of a lawyer."

The program matches up four tiers of individuals: 10 practicing lawyers and 28 students from Suffolk University Law School, Boston University Law School, Roxbury Community College, UMASS Boston and New Mission High School.

MBA President Denise Squillante shared with students how important mentors were for her, enabling her to achieve successes she never could have predicted as a child growing up in Fall River.  "You should dream big," she said. "You end up where you aim."

Each team of mentors will participate in several events throughout the year, including observing a Supreme Judicial Court Hearing in December, and attending a Networking and Mentoring Event in February at Roxbury Community College.

The innovative mentoring series was the idea of Norfolk and Family Court Associate Justice Angela M. Ordoñez, who also delivered remarks.

Click here to view event images.

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