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  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:04 AM | Anonymous

    Join the Women's Bar Association, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Asian-American Association of Massachusetts, Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys, Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association and the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston for this dynamic conference.

    Special thanks to O'Brien & Levine Court Reporting Services and the Boston Bar Association for sponsoring this event.

    Welcoming remarks by Chief Judge Patti B. Saris and Chief Justice Judith Fabricant.


    Panelists & Sessions

    Empirical Data on Women Lawyers as Lead Counsel

    Get real data and hear from the authors of two groundbreaking reports on the importance of women on trial teams, together with juries’ perceptions.

    Dana Alvare, Research Fellow, Temple University's Beasley School of Law, "Vying for the Lead in the 'Boys Club' Understanding the Gender Gap in Multidistrict Litigation Leadership Appointments"

    Galina Davidoff, Ph.D., Litigation Conflict Resolution Consultant, Juries' Perceptions of Women Lawyers

    Stephanie A. Scharf, Scharf Banks Marmor, LLC, Co-Author of "First Chairs at Trial: More Women Need Seats at the Table"

    Women Lawyers on Trial Teams: How In-House Counsel are Making a Difference

    This distinguished panel of top in-house counsel will discuss how companies are ensuring that women have important roles on trial teams. Having in-house counsel insist on women at the counsel table is one of the best ways to increase the number and experiences of women in the courtroom, as well enhancing advocacy and improving the effectiveness of trial teams.

    Moderator: Mark Roellig, Chief Technology and Administrative Officer, MassMutual

    Ellen L. Farrell, Assistant General Counsel/Product Law, Toyota North America

    Karen V. Morton, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Litigation, Liberty Mutual

    Kate O'Leary, Global Executive Litigation Counsel, General Electric Corporation

    Tips from Experienced Trial Lawyers

    This panel will discuss how top female trial attorneys have gained experience in the courtroom and achieved success. They will explore the importance of not only staffing trial teams with women, but also ensuring that they play significant roles on those teams gaining the skills necessary to develop into seasoned trial lawyers.

    Moderator: Michelle Peirce, Co-Chair of Litigation Practice, Donoghue Barrett & Singal, P.C.

    Lisa G. Arrowood, Partner, Arrowood Peters LLP

    Mayeti Gametchu, Assistant Regional Director, Securities and Exchange Commission, Boston Office

    Hon. Nancy Gertner, United States District Court of Massachusetts (ret.), Senior Lecturer, Harvard Law School

    Joan A. Lukey, Practice Group Leader, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

    Maureen Mulligan, Partner, Peabody & Arnold LLP

    The Next Generation of Women Trial Lawyers

    This panel of up and coming stars will discuss the current climate and how they have gained trial experience or positioned themselves to take that next step to try their first case. They also will share their experiences as to what has helped to open the door to that coveted lead counsel role.

    Moderator: Pamela E. Berman, Partner, Bowditch & Dewey, LLP

    Kimberly A. Dougherty, Managing Partner, Boston Office, Andrus Wagstaff, P.C.

    Heather M. Gamache, Partner, Prince Lobel Tye LLP

    Elizabeth A. Kayatta, Associate, Arrowood Peters LLP

    Sa'adiyah K. Masoud, Associate, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

    Scarlett M. Rajbanshi, Associate, Peabody & Arnold LLP

    A View from the Bench

    Our judges will discuss what they have observed in successful lead female trial counsel and what judges can do through appointments, mentoring and encouraging women to have a role during trials and hearings to help increase the number of women trying cases. They will provide advice, based upon their experiences, of the best way to attain the lead counsel roles.

    Moderator: Hon. Barbara Lenk, Associate Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

    Hon. Heidi Brieger, Associate Justice, Massachusetts Superior Court

    Hon. Allison D. Burroughs, United State District Court for the District of Massachusetts

    Hon. Denise J. Casper, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

    Hon. Janet L. Sanders, Associate Justice, Massachusetts Superior Court

    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    12 PM - 5 PM, Reception 5 PM - 6 PM

    Moakley Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room

    One Courthouse Way

    Boston, MA 02210

    $40 for WBA members and members of co-sponsoring organizations, $100 for non-members.

    Please email Maura Bastarache at for the discount code for co-sponsoring organizations.

     Register Today →

  • Friday, April 21, 2017 3:56 PM | Anonymous

    AALAM proudly joined the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and 42 of its national associate and affiliate bar associations in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to support the preliminary injunction of President Trump’s March 6, 2017, revised executive order barring individuals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.  The link to NAPABA's press release can be found here: press release

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 10:50 PM | Anonymous

     DEADLINE | May 5, 2017, at 7 p.m. EDT

    The National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (NAPALSA) is currently seeking interested speakers for panels to be presented during the 2017 NAPALSA Conference taking place during the 2017 NAPABA Convention in Washington, D.C., from Nov. 2-5. Lend your expertise to a panel and provide real world knowledge and guidance to current law students!

    Since 2002, the NAPALSA Conference has taken place in conjunction with the NAPABA Convention. Law students have the opportunity to organize their own panels catered to law students as well as participate in the general NAPABA programming. This partnership provides law students the chance to further hone their skills and learn and network with current attorneys from diverse sectors.

    If you are interested in serving on a NAPALSA panel, please complete an application form here. For questions regarding the NAPALSA Conference programming, please contact Gisela Camba at

    The deadline for applications is Friday, May 5, 2017, at 7 p.m. EDT.  

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 1:02 PM | Anonymous

    AALAM hereby invites to you attend the

    Chinese Progressive Association’s 40th Anniversary Gala


    As AALAM members, you can sit at the AALAM table for free. Non-AALAM members and guests are $10.  Tickets are normally $100, $40 for members/elderly and students. 

    May 19, 2017 - 6:00pm

    Hei La Moon Restaurant

    88 Beach Street

    Boston, MA 02111

    More information here. RSVP here.

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 1:01 PM | Anonymous


    AALAM hereby invites you to attend the Boston Bar Association's upcoming Law Day Dinner, one of the largest annual bench bar events in Massachusetts. This year's Law Day Dinner will feature Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) as keynote speaker.

     Date: May 15, 2017

    Time: 5:30pm - 7:30 PM

    Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel | 39 Dalton Street

    RSVP with AALAM here.

  • Monday, April 03, 2017 10:24 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to AALAM member Gabriel Cheong (Infinity Law Group) for being named a 2017 “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.  Gabe will be honored at Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s 2017 Excellence in Law event on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Marriott Long Wharf Hotel. 

  • Monday, April 03, 2017 10:23 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to AALAM member Caroline Simons (Fish & Richardson P.C.) for being named a 2017 “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.  Caroline will be honored at Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s 2017 Excellence in Law event on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Marriott Long Wharf Hotel.

  • Monday, April 03, 2017 10:17 PM | Anonymous

    AALAM hereby invites to you attend the MBA 2017 Annual Dinner to be held on Thursday, May 4, at the Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St., Boston.

    CNN senior analyst and best-selling author Jeffrey Toobin will deliver the keynote address.

    Tickets are completely sold out, so you can only get tickets here through AALAM.

    Non-members, law students and guests can sit at the AALAM table for the discounted price of $25 and paying members for the discounted price of $10  (tickets are otherwise $150 per person).

    More information and RSVP here.
  • Monday, April 03, 2017 9:37 PM | Anonymous

    You are hereby invited to a career development panel organized together with our fellow affinity bars South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston and the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association.

    Our former AALAM President Sarah G. Kim will be speaking on the panel on May 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

    RSVP directly to by April 27, 2017.

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