MBLA activities are developed and managed by its standing Committees, which include the Community Service Committee, the Programs and Professional Development Committee, the Black Women In The Profession Subcommittee, the Student Support Committee, the Membership Development Committee, the External Affairs Committee, the Publications Subcommittee, the Social Media and Marketing Subcommittee, the Social Action Committee, the Judicial Appointment Committee, and the Finance Committee.
This committee encourages the involvement of the membership in volunteer legal services and community service activities and also encourages leadership, advocacy and empowerment of the MBLA membership and greater legal community to effect social change and public policy in the Commonwealth. Through this Committee, the MBLA hopes to establish its position on emerging or perennial public issues pertinent to the practice of law in the Commonwealth. The committee will implement programs that stimulate social action and educate members and the community on current social justice issues.
Co-Chairs: Bethany Serota, Sania Santos
Members: Ben Adeyinka, Steven Hanton, Kareema Scott
This committee is responsible for planning and executing all programs geared to enhance the retention and advancement of attorneys of color in Massachusetts.
Co-Chairs: Tiffanie Niles
Members: Tyrus Cartwright, Jameel Moore, Ava Concepcion, Steven Hanton
This committee provides support to area law school students through mentorship and networking programs. This committee also oversees the MBLA scholarship award programs.
Co-Chairs: Arianne Waldron, Cherina Wright
Members: Jameel Moore, George Clark, Kayla Pulliam, Abagail Hall
This committee is responsible for the development of the organization’s membership.
Co-Chairs: Avana Epperson-Temple, Arianne Waldron
This committee facilitates MBLA partnerships with other similarly-missioned organizations locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. It works to improve the state-wide awareness of the MBLA through media, strategic collaborations with external organizations, and other appropriate mechanisms. Finally, it advises the MBLA Board of Directors (BOD), its Committees and partners and coordinates their external communication efforts on important current MBLA initiatives, programs and policy positions, if any.
Co-Chairs: Jameel Moore, D’Andre Fernandez
Members: Arianne Waldron, Tyrus Cartwright, Steven Hanton, Tasha Marshall, BBA-TBD
This committee plans the logistics for the Annual MBLA Gala.
Chair: D’Andre Fernandez
Members: Jermaine Kidd, Tiffanie Niles, Avana Epperson-Temple, Jameel Moore, Allyson Wilkinson
This committee ensures compliance with applicable state and federal laws and maintains the organization’s tax-exempt status.
Co-Chairs: Allyson Wilkinson, D’Andre Fernandez
Members: Jermaine Kidd, Avana Epperson-Temple, Tiffanie Niles
Co-Chairs: Jermaine Kidd, Ava Concepcion
Members: Ben Adeyinka, Abigail Hall