Judges in the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts recently
honored five college students who graduated from the Judge Reginald
C. Lindsay Fellowship, a new program for college students hoping to
become lawyers. The event was held Aug. 4 at the John Joseph
Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston.
Judges of the U.S. District Court for the District of
Massachusetts provide training in research and writing skills,
opportunities to shadow lawyers in the offices of the U.S. attorney
or the federal defender and a moot court program.
Graduates of the 2010 Lindsay Fellowship are: Kevin Copson, UMass
Lowell, Class of 2012; Maria N. Robles, UMass Amherst, Class of
2012; Mavrick Afonso, Nelson and Lindsay Fellowships Coordinator;
Aniesha Andrews, Regis College, Class of 2011; Ti Ton, Tufts
University, Class of 2012; and Rafael Feliciano Cumbas,
Northeastern University, Class of 2012.
Judges Richard Stearns, Patti Saris and Judith Dein run the
program. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf offered the
welcome at the graduation ceremony, which featured remarks from
U.S. District Court Judges Patti B. Saris and Richard G. Stearns.
Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith G. Dein presented certificates
to the students.
The program is named after the Hon. Reginald Lindsay, who was a
founding father of the Nelson Fellow Program. Lindsay, who died in
2009, was committed to mentoring young people from the Boston area.
He was a partner at Hill & Barlow, the former commissioner of
Public Utilities and a graduate of Morehouse College and Harvard
Law School. From 1982-88, Lindsay was a member of the Massachusetts
Commission on Judicial Conduct. He was appointed by President Bill
Clinton to the U.S. District Court in November 1993.