The MBLA is pleased to announce its annual scholarship awards for Massachusetts’ black law students.  The nomination forms for the following TWO scholarship awards that the MBLA will make this spring are attached:

Nominations must be e-mailed to Vanessa A. Ebode-Messi, Esq., at voconnor@goodwinprocter.com by 5:00 p.m. on Friday February 26th, 2016.

 The Honorable Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland Leadership and Juvenile Advocacy Award seeks to support the development of students who, like Chief Justice Ireland, have exhibited a commitment to developing strong leadership skills and a passion for juvenile advocacy.  In his honor, this award is aimed at law school students of color who have demonstrated a commitment to juvenile advocacy in a variety of ways and who have demonstrated leadership abilities.  The nominee should exhibit more than academic ability, but also should possess the very qualities that make Chief Justice Ireland such an asset to the legal profession: intellect, leadership, compassion, and dedication to juvenile rights.

The Honorable Reginald Lindsay Public Service Award seeks to support the development of students who, like Judge Lindsay, have overcome adversity to use their outstanding academic ability and skills in public service. In his honor, this award is aimed at law school students of color who have demonstrated their commitment to public service. The nominee should exhibit more than academic ability, but also should possess the very qualities that made Judge Lindsay such an asset to the legal profession: compassion, perspective and honor.

The award recipients and their nominators will be notified in early March and the recipients will be presented with their respective awards at the MBLA Gala on Thursday March 24, 2016.