Thursday, Mar. 15, 2012
Top: Hon. James F. McHugh, recently retired associate justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, speaks to Tiered Community Mentoring Program participants.
Bottom: Students from the New Mission High School, Roxbury Community College and Suffolk University Law School participate in the March 9 program.
Photos by Joe Caci.
MBA's Tiered Community Mentoring Program learns about the SJC
On Friday, March 9, the MBA's Tiered Community Mentoring Program
participants were invited to observe two Supreme Judicial Court
hearings on first-degree murder appeal cases at the John Adams
Courthouse in Boston. Over 30 high school, college and law school
students attended, including students from the New Mission High
School, Roxbury Community College and Suffolk University Law
School. Also, in attendance were several of the Tiered
Community Mentoring Program's attorney mentors.
In addition to observing two hearings, the Tiered Community
Mentoring Program participants were able to view presentations from
the Hon. James F. McHugh, recently retired associate justice of the
Massachusetts Appeals Court (pictured), who opened the event by
giving attendees an overview the SJC and appeal process, and the
Hon. Peter Agnes Jr., associate justice of the Massachusetts
Appeals Court, who closed the event by answering attendee's
The Tiered Community Mentoring Program provides students at
the high school, undergraduate, and law school levels access to
legal professionals to provide them with an understanding of the
legal profession and an awareness of the career opportunities
available to them. The program is based in Boston in an effort to
reach urban high school students, with a focus on building a
diverse mentoring network.