Access to Justice Awards Celebration


Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Sheraton Framingham
1657 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA, 01701

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MBA Members : $25.00
Non-Members : $25.00

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This event is FULL.

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The Massachusetts Bar Association is excited to announce it will host the Access to Justice Awards Celebration on Wednesday, June 15, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Sheraton Framingham. The event will feature a keynote address by Hon. Joseph P. Kennedy III, former U.S. representative (2013–21) managing director of Citizens Energy and founder of the Groundwork Project.

Join us as we honor the following Access to Justice awardees, who will be recognized for their exemplary legal skills and service to the community.

Legal Services Award
Sarah Levy, Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston

Stephen Matthews, MetroWest Legal Services, Framingham

Rising Star Award
Hannah Tanabe, Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston

Pro Bono Publico Award
Martin R. Rosenthal, Law Offices of Martin R. Rosenthal, Boston

Pro Bono Award For Law Firms
Peabody & Arnold, Boston

Prosecutor Award
Becky Michaels, Northwestern District Attorney, Northampton

Defender Award
Adrian Angus, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Worcester

Race, Equity And Inclusion Award
Freitas & Freitas LLP (Cristina Freitas and Debbie Freitas), Lowell

Lifetime Achievement Award
Jayne Tyrrell, Massachusetts IOLTA Committee (ret.), Boston

Christopher Kauders (posthumous)

Registration is required by 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 9. Questions? Email Membership and Marketing Manager Heather Robertson at

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