Join the MBA for the 2024 Access to Justice Awards Celebration, June 6

Thursday, May 9, 2024
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The Massachusetts Bar Association is excited to announce it will host the Access to Justice Awards Celebration on Thursday, June 6, from 5:30-8 p.m., at the Sheraton Framingham.

Join us as we present the following Access to Justice Awards:

Rising Star Award

Paul Kominers, Anderson & Kreiger LLP, Boston

Luis Vargas Rivera, Brown Rudnick LLP, Boston 

Pro Bono Publico Award

Elizabeth Ritvo, Brown Rudnick LLP, Boston 

Legal Services Award

Christina (Tina) Paradiso, Community Legal Services, Worcester

Audrey Richardson
, Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston 

Defender Award

Carlos Brito, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Public Defender Division, Fall River

Prosecutor Award

Donald Xenos, Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, Worcester

Race, Equity and Inclusion Award

Iris Coloma-Gaines, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Julia Landau, Massachusetts Advocates for Children, Boston 

Gerry Singsen


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

Questions? Email MBA Communications and Digital Marketing Manager Nicole Dowd at