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  • 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.   http://www.whdh.com/story/24595529/2014/01/30/urban-update   […]

  • 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 Jennifer.Donahue@sjc.state.ma.us   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 […]

  • PUBLIC NOTICES FOR APPOINTMENT OF 2 NEW FEDERAL MAGISTRATES – Apps. due Aug. 1st

    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 MassProBono.org, 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 bsiegel@vlpnet.org   Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association Launches MassProBono.org, 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 […]

  • FREE CITIZENSHIP CLINIC AT THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF LOWELL – ATTORNEY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

    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 brizal@iilowell.org 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 […]

  • HNBA and Microsoft Corporation Launch a Bold New Initiative – The HNBA/Microsoft IP Law Institute

    March 8, 2014

    HNBA and MICROSOFT CORPORATION LAUNCH A NEW BOLD INITIATIVE: THE HNBA/MICROSOFT IP LAW INSTITUTE   “Increasing Latino Lawyers in IP Law”   Washington, DC – The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) and Microsoft Corporation announced a bold new partnership at the HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference in Atlanta,  Georgia. The new partnership is designed to increase the […]

  • 2014 BLG Mentor Program

    March 2, 2014

    Objective The Boston Lawyers Group (“BLG”) Mentor Program is designed to assist 1L  and  2L  law students* with identifying and expanding their legal career options in Boston.   Towards that goal, the Mentor Program provides these students with the opportunity to develop a relationship with an experienced practitioner from a BLG  participating member organization.   Topics […]

  • MAHA Stands by HNBA’s Withdrawal of 2015 Annual Convention from Arizona

    February 27, 2014

    HNBA Pulls its 2015 Annual Convention From Phoenix in Response to Arizona’s SB 1062 Contact: Alba Cruz-Hacker (202) 223-4777 acruzhacker@hnba.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2014   The Hispanic National Bar Association Pulls its 2015 Annual Convention From Phoenix in Response to Arizona’s SB 1062   Washington, D.C. – The HNBA announced today that it […]

  • Join MAHA for Latin Night at the Celtics March 12th!

    February 21, 2014

    MAHA has teamed up with the Celtics and a number of other local Latino organizations to celebrate Latin Night on Wednesday, March 12th when the Celtics take on the New York Knicks!  Other organizations participating in Latin Night to date include:  ALPFA, Latino Chamber of Commerce, Sociedad Latina, Angela’s Café, Boston Latino Television, and Martinez […]

  • SJC Encourages Judicial Performance Evaluation of Western Massachusetts Judges

    February 14, 2014

    The Supreme Judicial Court’s Judicial Performance Evaluation program is an important tool for enhancing judicial performance and the quality of the judicial branch.  Crucial to this effort is the full participation of the bar.   Judges of the District, Superior, Probate and Family, Housing and Juvenile Courts in Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties will […]

  • Suffolk County Family Court Workshop Seeks Bilingual Attorneys Through December 2014

    January 10, 2014

    The Suffolk County Family Court Workshop for Mothers and for Fathers is a joint initiative between the Probate & Family Court, community leaders, and volunteer lawyers.  The purpose of the Workshop is to provide Suffolk County mothers and fathers with general information on certain family law matters; to supply and help complete necessary forms for […]

  • Boston Debate League Seeks Bilingual Volunteers

    The Boston Debate League seeks volunteer judges to help urban high school students compete – and change their lives.   Volunteers listen to students, judge debates and provide constructive feedback; not to mention it’s only a 4 hour commitment.  Experienced judges or BDL staff will train you.  You need only bring your enthusiasm and desire […]

  • Mass Bar Assoc. seeks volunteers for Dial-A-Lawyer Program in 2014

    December 12, 2013

    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 MBA’s monthly Dial-A-Lawyer program, which began in March 1991, may be the best volunteer program for your schedule and interests. The […]

  • Boston Debate League Seeks Bilingual Volunteers

    November 1, 2013

    The Boston Debate League (BDL) is a non-profit organization that has introduced competitive policy debate into the Boston Public School system. The BDL runs nine tournaments a year for more than 600 BPS students from 21 middle and high schools.  More than 350 volunteers serve as volunteer judges and provide essential help to the After-School […]

  • MAHA and Mass Bar Celebrate Recent Judicial Appointments

    October 21, 2013

    MAHA and the Mass Bar Association co-hosted a reception during Hispanic Heritage Month to honor the appointments of the Hon. Angela M. Ordoñez as Chief Justice of the Probate and Family Court, and the Hon. Diana L. Maldonado as Associate Justice of Massachusetts Appeals Court. Click here for article and photos:  http://www.massbar.org/publications/e-journal/2013/september/09-26/reception   

  • MAHA Vice Pres. Robert Harnais Appears on FOX News

    October 17, 2013

    Watch MAHA Vice President Robert Harnais as he explains the legal issues surrounding the recent surprise strike by Boston school bus drivers:   http://www.myfoxboston.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9394708

  • Judicial Performance Evaluations of Norfolk County Judges Begin October 15, 2013

    The Supreme Judicial Court’s Judicial Performance Evaluation program is an important tool for enhancing judicial performance and the quality of the judicial branch.  Crucial to this effort is the full participation of the bar.  Judges of the District, Superior, Probate and Family, and Juvenile Courts in Norfolk County will be evaluated starting on October 15 […]

  • MAHA members encouraged to attend Bench-Bar discussion on SJC Judicial Evals 11/4/13

    October 9, 2013

    The Boston Bar Association will host an open bench-bar conversation about improving the SJC program for judicial evaluations.  It is essential that members of MAHA and other affinity groups are represented at this event.   The Honorable Paula Carey, Chief Justice of the Trial Court, will describe the current SJC program for the evaluation of trial judges, including […]

  • Bar said to be unprepared for new e-discovery rules

    Bar said to be unprepared for new e-discovery rules Published: 9:52 am Wed, October 9, 2013 9:52 am Wed, October 9, 2013 By David E. Frank Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly   Civil litigators say a worrisome number of practitioners are in the dark about sweeping electronic-discovery amendments approved last month by the Supreme Judicial Court. The […]

  • Superior Court invites comments on proposed amendment to Superior Court Rule 9A(e)(2) relating to the filing of motions involving incarcerated parties.

    July 24, 2013

    The Superior Court is inviting comments on the attached proposed amendment to Superior Court Rule 9A(e)(2) relating to the filing of motions involving incarcerated parties.  The proposed amendment would relieve all parties to litigation involving a self-represented incarcerated party from the motion-packaging requirements of Superior Court Rule 9A. The deadline for comments is September 20, […]

  • Angela M. Ordoñez appointed as the first Hispanic Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court

    July 3, 2013

    MAHA is proud to congratulate the Honorable Angela M. Ordoñez on her appointment as the first Hispanic Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court!