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  • News from the US District Court

    January 14, 2015

    Judge Douglas P. Woodlock of the United States District Court of the District of Massachusetts has advised President Obama he will become a Senior Judge on June 1, 2015. The full press release may be found on the court’s website at The Judges of this Court have amended Local Rule 203, Bankruptcy Appeals, to align the […]

  • MAHA Welcomes Hon. Gustavo Gelpi – January 13th

    January 7, 2015

    Join MAHA January 13th at Suffolk University Law School for a conversation with the Hon. Judge Gustavo Gelpi.  Click for full details: Judge Gelpi event, January 13, 2015

  • Federal Court Adopts Amended Rules

    January 5, 2015

    By public notice dated May 29, 2014, this Court provided notice and solicited comment regarding proposed amendments and additions to Local Rules 83.5 (Admission to the District Bar) and 83.6 (Rules of Professional Conduct). The Court considered and reviewed the public comments received. The Judges of the United States District Court have found substantial merit […]

  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Latino Leaders Reception

    The Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce (HACC) cordially invites you to join us for a Latino Leaders private reception hosted by Verizon Communications on Monday January 5th for Governor-Elect Baker from 6-8pm at 125 High St in Boston. Because of your relationship with HACC we would like to extend a personal invitation to you and to key members […]

  • BBA Seeks Attorney Coaches for February Bar

    The Boston Bar Association is seeking attorneys to serve as coaches to bar exam applicants this winter. Coaches are not expected to answer substantive law questions, rather, they will be trained to offer guidance on: mental preparation and confidence, time management, stress management, and dealing with anxiety. Coaches will communicate with bar applicants primarily by e-mail, […]

  • Committee for Public Counsel Services Seeking Private Attorneys to Join the Children and Family Law Appellate Panel

    The Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) is seeking private attorneys to join the Children and Family Law (CAFL) appellate panel. CAFL appeals are appeals of final judgments in care and protection, termination of parental rights, Child Requiring Assistance, guardianship of a minor, and other child welfare matters.  Most cases concern intervention by the Massachusetts […]

  • MAHA’s Annual Judges Panel

    December 15, 2014

    MAHA is pleased to announce that our annual judges panel was a success. In attendance were some of our prominent Jurists. Please look below for photos from our event. If you were not able to attend, please be sure to join us next year. MAHA would like to thank our attendees and the judges who made […]

  • Join MAHA at the 2nd Annual Mix & Mingle Holiday Reception December 11th

    December 3, 2014

    Join MAHA and the other affinity bar associations for the Boston Bar Association’s 2nd Annual Diversity & Inclusion Section Mix and Mingle Holiday Reception on Thursday, December 11th.  Details/RSVP here.

  • ABA 20/20 Vision Awards Accepting Nominations

    November 17, 2014

    The 20/20 Vision Awards  20 Awards Celebrating 20 years of the ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence and the Violence Against Women Act In honor of the important work accomplished by the passage of the Violence Against Women Act and the creation of the Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence 20 years ago, the American […]

  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council Seeks Proposals

     MCLC is seeking proposals for workshops for the 2015 Advanced Collaborative Practice Networking and Educational Forum:  Money Talks: What Does it Say and What Does It Really Mean? May 1, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Clark University Southborough Campus Deadline for proposals has been extended to Friday, December 5! Think creatively!!  We are open to […]

  • HNBA Seeking Mentors for National Program

    CALLING FOR MENTORS As part of the HNBA’s “Su Futuro”™ Program, the HNBA is pleased to announce that it is taking United States District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello’s Law School Sí Se Puede Program (“LSSSP”) national.  Judge Arguello launched the LSSSP a year ago in Colorado.  Judge Arguello launched the program to support high […]

  • Annual Hispanic Judges Panel, Networking Reception Nov. 17th

    November 7, 2014

    On November 17th, MAHA will host its Annual Hispanic Judges Panel.  This is an opportunity for attorneys and students to learn about the careers and paths to the bench of several of the Commonwealth’s Hispanic judges.  In addition, this year, MAHA has teamed up with the Hispanic National Bar Association and one of its sponsors (MetLife) […]

  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers Releases 2015 “Best Law Firms” list

    November 3, 2014

    U.S. News – Best Lawyers® releases 2015 “Best Law Firms” list WASHINGTON  November 3, 2014 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the fifth consecutive year, announce the 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from […]

  • MA Lawyers Weekly Joins MAHA at its 2014 Annual Awards Reception

    MAHA would like to thank  Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for joining  us at its 2014 Annual Awards Reception. Please check the link below to a Facebook post with photos. Please share with family and friends.!/MassLW/photos/a.10152847193479458.1073741829.48461264457/10152847193699458/?type=1&theater

  • Diversity in Transition Committee-Call for Resumes

    October 22, 2014

    Diversity in Transition Committee-Call for Resumes     The Diversity in Transition Committee is a group of individuals dedicated to ensuring the new gubernatorial administration and future boards and commissions are reflective of the diversity within our Commonwealth. We are committed to continuing and honoring Governor Patrick’s legacy as he leaves office by providing his […]

  • Board of Bar Overseers Seeks Hearing Committee Members

    October 6, 2014

    Board of Bar Overseers Seeks Hearing Committee Members Please see the attachments immediately below (three attachments) for more information. Resumes should be sent to Sandra Mahabir, Board of Bar Overseers, 99 High Street, 2d Flr, Boston, MA 02110, (617) 728-8888 (T), (617) 482-8000 (F). BBO_HC_App for non attorneys (2) hc ad 2014 09272014131844 maha 10032014134324

  • HNBA Legal Education Fund Announces Memorial Scholarship

    September 30, 2014

    The Fund’s Board of Directors established the Mario G. Obledo Memorial Scholarship in 2010, shortly after Dr. Obledo’s passing earlier that same year. Obledo was a remarkable champion for Latino civil rights and the development of Latino attorneys. He co-founded the HNBA and MALDEF and led several civil rights organizations, both Hispanic and mainstream. The […]

  • HNBA E-Noticias-September 22, 2014

    The e-Newsletter from the Hispanic National Bar Association Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. E-NOTICIAS September 22, 2014 Edition Dear HNBA Members and Supporters: History was made at this year’s Annual Convention “Unidos en Washington: Our Struggle, Our Progress,” held from September 10, 2014 – September 13, 2014 in Washington, D.C. when we […]

  • Cynthia D. Mares Named 2014-2015 National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association

    MAHA congratulates Cynthia D. Mares on this great achievement.   Washington, D.C.  – The eighth Latina to head the organization in its forty-two year history, Cynthia D. Mares was elected National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association  (HNBA) during the 39th HNBA Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. Mares, who is the immediate past president […]

  • Attorney Richard Rodriguez Appointed as a Commissioner to the Lawrence Commission on Disability

    September 13, 2014

    The Puerto Rican Political Action Coalition (PR-PAC) is pleased to announce that the Mayor Daniel Rivera, and the City Council, appointed Attorney Richard Rodriguez as a Commissioner to the Lawrence Commission on Disability. Attorney Rodriguez is an active member in Lawrence, and the Hispanic and Puerto Rican communities. Not only does he suffer from hearing […]

  • Proposed Amendments: Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules

    PROPOSED RULE CHANGES The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The proposed amendments, Rules Committee reports explaining the proposed changes, and other information are posted on […]

  • BBA Law Student Welcome Reception

    September 9, 2014

    Law Student Welcome Reception – Hosted by the New Lawyers Section Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Boston Bar Association – 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA Description: The BBA is thrilled to welcome back returning law student members and to welcome new law students to the BBA for the 2014-2015 program year! […]

  • Brookview House Seeks Board Members

    The chair of the Board of Brookview House, a non-profit in Dorchester that provides housing and customized services to homeless women and their children, many of whom are Latina, is seeking dynamic board members as we expand and enhance our facilities and programs, and we are committed to board membership that reflects the diversity of […]

  • Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council Training

    September 3, 2014

    Training Registration Deadline is Friday, September 5  *****************************************  REGISTRATION Deadline is approaching for MCLC’s Introductory Collaborative Practice Training:​REGISTER NOW   See below for Continuing Education Credits!! Introduction to Collaborative Law Practice 2014: An Interdisciplinary, Interactive, Step-by-Step Training to Offer A Better Approach to Conflict Resolution September 11-13, 2014 The Conference Center at Bentley University Waltham, Massachusetts […]

  • MetLife Law Student Reception

    August 30, 2014

    Law Student Reception Friday , September 5, 2014 | 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at 1095 Avenue of the Americas | New York, NY 10036 Come and discover the many areas of in-house practice. (Between 41st and 42nd Street) You will meet and hear from lawyers representing different areas of the company in an informal […]

  • MassBar Seeks Dial-A-Lawyer Volunteers

    Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer and assist people who are in need? Are you having a problem finding the time to volunteer because of your busy schedule and other commitments? The monthly Dial-A-Lawyer program, which began in March 1991, may be the best volunteer program for your schedule and interests. The MBA […]

  • Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association Seeks Board Members

    For more than 30 years, the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association (VLP) has provided free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Greater Boston, primarily through the pro bono services of private attorneys. The small staff of attorneys provides training to volunteer lawyers in several important areas such as family law, landlord-tenant […]

  • MAHA Board of Directors Member Robert Harnais to Become First Hispanic to Lead the Massachusetts Bar Association

    August 29, 2014

    The Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys congratulates Robert Harnais on becoming the first Hispanic president of the Massachusetts Bar Association.  We are extremely proud to see Attorney Harnais take the helm of this 103 year old organization.  Please read the article below to learn more about Attorney Harnais.

  • Trial Court Opens Court Service Centers, Offers Small Claims Videos Online in Eight Languages

    August 28, 2014

    PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT John Adams Courthouse One Pemberton Square Boston, Massachusetts 02108 CONTACT: Jennifer Donahue/Erika Gully-Santiago 617/557-1114 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 13, 2014 Trial Court Opens Court Service Centers, Offers Small Claims Videos Online in Eight Languages Innovative Services Help Self-Represented Litigants Navigate Court System BOSTON, MA – The Trial Court […]

  • 50% Off HNBA Membership for MAHA Members – August 7th & 8th

    August 7, 2014

    MAHA is a proud affiliate organization of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), and will host the HNBA’s 40th Annual National Convention here in Boston from September 2-5, 2015.   Because of MAHA’s affiliation with the HNBA, MAHA members are entitled to join the HNBA at a drastically reduced rate ($50/year). However, the HNBA has […]

  • Join MAHA at the ABA Hispanic Commission Reception – August 8th

    August 2, 2014

    ABA Hispanic Commission Welcome Reception 8.8.14

  • MAHA to Appear on Urban Update – Sunday, July 20th

    July 19, 2014

    Tune in to Urban Update on Channel 7 (WHDH) this Sunday, July 20th, at 11:30am to hear from current MAHA President Jessica Massey and past presidents Danilo Avalon and Robert Harnais.  The three will discuss MAHA’s initiatives and MAHA’s hosting of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Annual Convention in Boston in September 2015.   […]

  • MAHA Co-Sponsors Info Session on Federal Magistrate Vacancies – July 15th, 4pm

    July 7, 2014

    Informational Session re Magistrate Judge Position

  • SJC Standing Committee Seeks Nominations for 2014 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards

    June 20, 2014

    PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT John Adams Courthouse One Pemberton Square Boston, Massachusetts 02108 CONTACT: Jennifer Donahue/Erika Gully-Santiago 617/557-1114   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2014 Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee Seeks Nominations for 2014 Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards Boston, MA — The Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal […]


    The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of two full-time United States Magistrate Judges for the District of Massachusetts, one serving in the Eastern Division, with a duty station in the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston, MA, commencing upon the retirement of Magistrate Judge Robert B. Collings in […]

  • MA HRD Office of Diversity & Equal Opportunity Seeks Additions to Resume Bank

    The Massachusetts Human Resources Division, Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity strives to create and foster an environment in the Commonwealth that hires, retains and promotes a diverse workforce, which affirms and values diversity.   As such, we are always seeking qualified candidates and recognize the importance of community organizations, such as yours, in assisting us to […]

  • MAHA to Co-Sponsor 4th Annual Super Marketing Conference June 5th

    May 14, 2014

    The Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys is a sponsor of this year’s 4th Annual Super Marketing Conference: Building Relationships to Build Business, which is jointly presented by the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program, the Massachusetts Bar Association and Suffolk University Law School. The conference will take place on June 5 at Suffolk University Law […]

  • Boston Shines Thanks MAHA Members For Volunteer Service

    May 13, 2014

    Thank you to all of the MAHA members who braved the weather on Saturday, May 10, 2014, to participate in the Boston Shines neighborhood cleanup in the Maverick Square area of East Boston.  The event was a huge success – and a lot of fun!  Click below the photo for press release from East Boston Main Streets.       […]

  • Volunteer Lawyers Project Launches, a Statewide Website Supporting Pro Bono Work in MA

    May 2, 2014

    For Immediate Release   April 30, 2014 CONTACT: Barbara Siegel 617-423-0648 x123   Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association Launches, a Statewide Website Supporting Pro Bono Work in Massachusetts   Boston, MA (April 30, 2014) –The Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association, in partnership with Pro Bono Net, a […]

  • MAHA To Participate In Neighborhood Cleanup – BOSTON SHINES May 10, 2014

    Boston Shines Annual Neighborhood Cleanup Please join MAHA in the annual “Boston Shines” Neighborhood Cleanup on May 10th in East Boston! Members of MAHA, other organizations, and individual citizens will convene from 10am-12pm in Maverick Square (East Boston) to spruce up the public spaces in that neighborhood. All are welcome to come and lend a […]

  • SJC’s Pro Bono Honor Roll Accepting Certifications Until October 3, 2014

    April 30, 2014

    Dear Members of the Legal Community,   The Supreme Judicial Court’s Pro Bono Honor Roll acknowledges the commitment to pro bono legal work by law firms, solo practitioners, in-house corporate counsel offices, government attorney offices, non-profit organizations, law schools and law students which certifythat in the prior calendar year they have met specific criteria jointly […]

  • Registration is Open for 2014 HNBA Legislative Day: May 20-22, 2014 – Washington, DC

    April 28, 2014

    The 2014 HNBA Legislative Day is the preeminent annual gathering of HNBA members from across the country in the nation’s capitol. This year the activities will take place on May 20, 2014, in Washington, DC. Members of the Hispanic National Bar Association will have the opportunity to network and participate in a White House briefing […]

  • MAHA joins the FBA to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    April 15, 2014

    Please join the Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association in Celebrating   THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 50TH ANNIVERSARY: THEN, NOW AND MOVING FORWARD   When: APRIL 28, 2014, 4:00pm – 6:00pm JOHN J. MOAKLEY U.S. COURTHOUSE (JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM)   FREE! Please join us for light refreshments after the presentations. RSVP to: […]

  • HNBA Annual Charity Tennis And Golf Classic

    March 29, 2014

    The HNBA Annual Charity Tennis and Golf Classic, is co-sponsored by the HNBA Legal Education Fund (the “Fund”), the HNBA’s 501(c)(3) charitable arm and will take place April 12-13, 2014, at the Pacific Palms Resort (City of Industry) in Los Angeles, CA. The Tournament is the Fund’s largest annual fundraiser and is designed to promote […]


    March 27, 2014

    WHERE: International Institute of Lowell, 155 Merrimack St,  Lowell, MA Fifth Floor   WHEN: March 29 at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.   PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED   To pre-register: 1. call (978) 459 – 9031 and ask to pre-register 2. email Basudha Rizal at 3. stop by our office and ask to talk with Rich or […]

  • Support MAHA In The Annual Legal Food Frenzy Starting Tomorrow

    March 23, 2014

    MAHA is competing against the rest of the Massachusetts legal community to end hunger statewide but the competition lasts only 2 weeks, from March 24th to April 4th. Our team’s goal is to raise money or food in the Legal Food Frenzy.  However, every $1 raised is counted as the equivalent of  4 pounds of food.  Donations […]

  • HNBA’s 2014 Corporate Counsel Conference

    March 12, 2014

    The HNBA will host its Annual Corporate Counsel Conference at the Orlando World Center Marriott on March 19-22, 2014. This mega CLE conference will provide a unique setting to connect Corporate America and the HNBA, offering opportunities for outside counsel to meet representatives from numerous Fortune 500 Companies. Additionally, the 19th Annual Uvaldo Herrera National […]