Thank you for an unforgettable

45th Anniversary Gala!

We extend heartfelt gratitude to this year’s Gala sponsors, program participants, volunteers, vendors and guests. Your contribution to this flagship MBLA fundraising event helped to make it one of the most profitable Gala’s the MBLA has executed to date! Please take a moment to review the 2018 MBLA Gala Program Booklet and to click the blue hyperlinked names to learn more about our honorees and sponsors. Photos from the event are available here and through our various social media channels. Feel free to download, share and tag! We extend special thanks to the very first MBLA President, Mr. Clarence Dilday, and to all other past MBLA presidents who attended the gala event last week. We appreciate your ongoing support! Thank you to the Boston Bar Foundation for their partnership in establishing the Building The Legacy Scholarship Fund, which has raised more than $20,000 since its inception!
We would also like to again congratulate this year’s Gala honorees:
Founder, Editor & Publisher
Bay State Banner
2017 MBLA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Professor of Law & Director, Islamic Legal Studies
 Harvard Law School
2018 Trailblazer Award Recipient
Professors of Law
Boston University School of Law
2018 Trailblazer Award Recipients
Desiree Ralls-Morrison
Executive Vice President, General Counsel &Corporate Secretary
2018 Trailblazer Award Recipient & Keynote Speaker
Courtney M. Person
New England School of Law | Boston
Jalessa Almonacy
University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth School of Law
2018 Judge Reginald C. Lindsay Scholarship Award Recipients
Jonathan Allen
Boston University School of Law
2018 Chief Justice Roderick Ireland Scholarship Award Recipient,
Boston College Law School
2018 and Inaugural Fletcher Flash Wiley MBLA Legacy Scholarship Award Recipient

Special Thanks to Our 2018 MBLA GALA Sponsors!