Annual Banquet

Every June, MAWL members and friends celebrate the year’s accomplishments at our Annual Banquet. The Banquet offers a great opportunity to mingle with colleagues and friends over dinner and while enjoying featured guest speakers.  In recent years, M.A.W.L was fortunate to have as speakers The Honorable Carmen Ortiz United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, as well as author and nationally recognized expert on child abuse and interpersonal violence, Wendy J. Murphy, Esq. Another important part of our Banquet program is the Scholarship Foundation’s awarding of a Scholarship in memory of The Honorable Sheila McGovern.

In addition, an integral part of the Annual Banquet program is M.A.W.L’s honoring of a Distinguished Jurist for her outstanding service on the bench. In 2013, MAWL honored Judge Amy Blake of The Essex County Probate and Family Court.  The Banquet was held at Spinelli’s in Lynnfield and was a wonderful tribute to Judge Blake.  In 2012, MAWL bestowed the Distinguished Jurist Award on First Justice Catherine P. Sabaitis, of The Plymouth County Probate and Family Court.  That very memorable banquet was held at Lombardo’s in Randolph.  Prior Recipients of the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers’ Distinguished Jurist Award include:

Honorable Ruth I. Abrams
Honorable Joyce London Alexander
Honorable Amy Lyn Blake
Honorable Beverly Weinger Boorstein
Honorable Margot Botsford
Honorable Paula M. Carey
Honorable Kathleen Ryan Dacey
Honorable Suzanne V. Del Vecchio
Honorable Elizabeth J. Dolan
Honorable Maryann Driscoll
Honorable Fernande R.V. Duffly
Honorable Mary C. Fitzpatrick
Honorable Ellen Flatley
Honorable Nancy Gertner
Honorable Nancy M. Gould
Honorable Martha P. Grace
Honorable Bonnie H. MacLeod-Mancuso
Honorable Margaret H. Marshall
Honorable Sheila E. McGovern
Honorable Mary B. Muse
Honorable Angela M. Ordoñez
Honorable Charlotte Anne Perretta
Honorable Susan D. Ricci
Honorable Catherine P. Sabaitis

Please browse our photo gallery to see some great photos from these wonderful events!

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