MBA presents scholarship at Top Women of Law event

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
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Top: MBA President Douglas K. Sheff (left) presents a check to scholarship winner Elizabeth McIntyre, along with Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Publisher Susan Bocamazo Bottom (from left): MBA Secretary Christopher A. Kenney, MBA President Douglas K. Sheff, scholarship winner Elizabeth McIntyre, Christine McIntyre, Matthew McIntyre and MBA Vice President Christopher P. Sullivan Photos by Jason Scally

The Massachusetts Bar Association and the MBA Insurance Agency sponsored Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's first-ever Leadership Scholarship, which was given out during this year's Top Women of Law luncheon. During the Oct. 31 event at the Boston Park Plaza, MBA President Douglas K. Sheff presented a check for $3,000 to Elizabeth McIntyre, an outstanding third-year student at Boston University School of Law who has embraced public interest work.

McIntyre has served on the executive board of the Public Interest Project and volunteered with a range of service organizations, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Michigan Legal Services Foreclosure Project and Greater Boston Legal Services.

In her application for this scholarship, McIntyre said, "[T]he world can change. And if you recognize that the world can change, you must likewise recognize that every time the world has changed, it has done so because someone, somewhere, thought it could. That someone was joined by another someone, and another, and another. Together, they made the world a little more equal, a little more free, a little more just. There is no reason I, and we, cannot do the same."

In addition to Sheff, other MBA officers on hand to support McIntyre and the other Top Women of Law honorees included Treasurer Robert W. Harnais, Vice President Christopher P. Sullivan and Secretary Christopher A. Kenney.