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The Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association is a voluntary state-wide professional association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer lawyers and our allies providing a visible LGBTQ presence within the Massachusetts legal community.


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Welcome to the website for the Mass. LGBTQ Bar Association! We hope you will take the time to join or renew your membership, sign up for the Lawyer Directory, and explore our website to learn more about our organization and our exciting upcoming events. Whether you have a few minutes to stop by a happy hour, a couple of hours to become involved with a committee, or more time to devote to our various activities, we are certain that you will benefit from your involvement in this dynamic bar association.
Annika Bockius-Suwyn              Daniel Ball

Time for an Upgrade

Over the coming weeks, we will be working on upgrading our website, and we want to hear from you! What changes do you want to see? Send your suggestions to Drew Collins at collins.ajm@gmail.com. 
Welcome all Law Students!

It may not be the start of the school year you expected, but classes are back in session. Whether you are a 1L or a returning student, remote or in person, the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association wishes you a great school year ahead! 

Don't forget that Student Memberships are FREE! We would love to welcome you into the network. And don't forget about the (virtual) Annual Law Student Welcome Reception taking place on October 22, 2020 (see details under the Events link). It is free to attend and will be a great opportunity to connect with other area law students and attorneys. Register HERE


Be Part of the Fun!

Don't forget that the the Bar Association has several Committees and Sections that are filled by members like you! Look through the list below and reach out if you have any interest in being a part of one (or more) of these dynamic groups. For more information on what each committee or section does, visit the "Sections and Committee" page on our website or send a message to Administrator@masslgbtqbar.org for more information.

Membership Committee
Western Massachusetts Committee
Judiciary/Amicus Committee
Legislative Committee
Mentorship Committee
Scholarship Committee
Nominating/Elections Committee
Audit Committee 

Committee for Transgender Inclusion
Immigration Section
Family Law Section
Women’s Forum
Bisexual Lawyers of Boston
Attorneys and Law Students of Color
In House Section
Congratulations to our 2020/2021 Board of Directors

Executive Board:
Co-Chair: Annika Bockius-Suwyn
Co-Chair: Daniel Ball
Treasurer: Joseph P. Lucia
Secretary: Drew Collins

Board of Directors:
Matthew Barison
Nailah Freeman
KG Gasseling
Eva Jellison
Lisa Lippiello
Anthony Lombardi
MyShawndria Ward


Don't forget to renew! Your membership is important; it is through the support of our members that we are able to strengthen and grow the Association as well as serve the LGBTQ community.

For those impacted by COVID-19: Memberships are organized on a sliding scale! If your situation has changed since you last renewed, just sign up for the membership that best suits your current situation.

As a member, you will be able to access a wide range of benefits, resources and events. The full range of benefits and events can be found on our website at http://www.masslgbtqbar.orgRemember to create and/or update your profile on a periodic basis.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Membership Committee chair, Joseph Lucia (joseph.lucia@mass.gove), or send a message to adminstrator@masslgbtqbar.org.  



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Upcoming Events...
Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association Law Student Welcome Reception
10/22/20 at 6:00pm
Amplifying Unheard Voices Series: The Black Female Perspective
10/19/20 at 5:30pm
BBA Bar Exam Coaching Program
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Recent Events...
Practicing with Professionalism
10/16/20 at 1:00pm
MAHA Virtual Awards Reception
10/14/20 at 6:00pm
Government Lawyers Section of the WBA presents Racial Disparities in the MA Criminal System
10/14/20 at 1:00pm
Broaden Your Horizon: An Examination of Alternative Legal Careers
10/6/20 at 6:00pm
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Recent Job Listings...
Communications Coordinator
Hearing Officer
Bankruptcy Associate
Staff Attorney (2-Year Long Term Temp Position)
Staff Attorney Positions (4) - Long-Term Temporary
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