Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Mar. 15, 2012
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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 questions.  

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.

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