Access to Justice Awards Celebration


Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Sheraton Framingham
1657 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA, 01701

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Member : $35.00
Non Member : $35.00

Online registration for this event has closed.

This event is FULL.

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The Massachusetts Bar Association is excited to host the Access to Justice Awards Celebration on Thursday, June 6, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Sheraton Framingham. The event will feature a keynote address by State Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Marlborough).

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

Defender Award:
Carlos Brito, CPCS- Public Defender Division, Fall River

Legal Services Award:
Christina(Tina) Paradiso, Community Legal Aid, Worcester
Audrey Richardson, GBLS, Boston

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Julia Landau, Massachusetts Advocate for Children, Boston
Gerry Singsen (posthumous)

Pro Bono Publico Award:
Elizabeth Ritvo, Brown Rudnick LLP, Boston

Prosecutor Award:
Donald Xenos, Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, Worcester

Race, Equity & Inclusion Award:
Iris Coloma-Gaines, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston

Rising Star Award:
Paul Kominers, Anderson & Kreiger LLP, Boston
Luis Vargas Rivera, Brown Rudnick LLP, Boston

Space is limited. Register by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 to participate.

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