The Massachusetts Bar Association's Tiered Community Mentoring
Program wrapped up its fifth year with an event and reception at
the John Adams Courthouse on Tuesday, April 29. A dozen
mentor-mentee teams heard from several speakers before tackling one
final exercise during a breakout session.
MBA President-Elect Marsha V. Kazarosian welcomed all the
mentors and mentees, and conveyed her gratitude for all their
dedication during this past year's program.
"To the attorneys, law students and college students, we thank
you for your willingness to share your wisdom and perspective with
program participants," said Kazarosian. To the students, she added:
"Even though we're wrapping up today, you should all continue to
seek out mentoring and networking opportunities. Mentoring and
networking are so important as you complete your education and move
into the professional world."
Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland, U.S.
Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Massachusetts Probate and Family Court
Chief Justice Angela M. Ordoñez also addressed the students and
mentors, each expressing their strong support for the program and
the importance of mentors in one's professional career.
The MBA's Tiered Community Mentoring Program provides high
school, undergraduate and law school students access to legal
professionals, an understanding of the legal profession and an
awareness of the career opportunities available. Participating
schools are New Mission High School, Roxbury Community College,
Northeastern University and Suffolk University Law School. This
year, the program expanded to nearly 50 participants.
The MBA is looking for attorneys with a diverse practice willing
to make a rewarding, year-long commitment to mentor high school,
college and law students during the upcoming 2014-15 Tiered
Community Mentoring Program.