You’re Invited! 2017 Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers Annual Banquet

The Board of Directors
on behalf of
The Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers
cordially invites you to attend our
Annual Banquet
Saluting as Distinguished Jurist
Elaine M. Moriarty (Ret.)
Justice of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court
with a Keynote Address by
Lydia Edwards, Esquire
Deputy Director for Housing Stability for the City of Boston
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Omni Parker House
60 School Street, Boston, Massachusetts
Cocktails 6:00 PM & Dinner 7:00 PM
 Kindly reply by May 26, 2017
Number of Guests Attending____  Amount enclosed_______
Individual – $100          Table of Ten – $950
$80 for Law Students and Lawyers admitted under 5 years
($125 per guest for tickets purchased after May 26, 2017)
Please make checks payable to M.A.W.L.
c/o Mary Healey, Esquire
Law Office of Mary F. Healey
160 Derby Road
Melrose, MA 02176
Please call or email Julianne Fitzpatrick with any questions:
(617) 912-6555;

If you would like to purchase an advertisement for our Annual Banquet Advertisement Booklet, please send the following information:

1.  The text and/or graphics for your advertisement;
2. The size of your advertisement
Full Page (4.5 in x 7.5 in) – $300; Half Page (4.5 in x 3.75 in) – $175
along with a check made payable to M.A.W.L. to:
Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers
c/o Mary Healey, Esquire
Law Office of Mary F. Healey
160 Derby Road
Melrose, MA 02176
Payment must be received by May 26, 2017 in order to be included in our booklet.
For questions, email:

Join M.A.W.L. at our Spring 2017 Networking Event

The Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers invites you to our Spring 2017 Networking Event! Please join us to connect with other attorneys and hear about M.A.W.L.’s upcoming events.

When? Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6-8PM

Where? The Living Room, 101 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA

Details? $20 per person at the door . Ticket price includes complimentary beverage and hors d’oeuvres.

Please RSVP by Friday, April 21st to Julianne Fitzpatrick.

Join MAWL on March 9th for Tips From the Bench: A Q&A Roundtable

You’re Invited!

The Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers presents “Tips From the Bench”, a Q&A roundtable event featuring Judge Paula Clifford, Hingham District Court, Ret. Judge Carol Ball, Suffolk Superior Court, and Ret. Judge Dorothy Gibson, Middlesex Probate and Family Court.

Please join MAWL at Tips From the Bench on Thursday, March 9th, 5:30-7:00 PM, at the Social Law Library. The Social Law Library is located at Three Center Plaza, Boston MA.

Light refreshments will be served and admission is free. Donations to M.AW.L. are welcome.

All students and lawyers welcome! Be sure to bring your questions!!

Job Posting – GBLS Family Law Unit – Staff Attorney

Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) seeks a full time staff attorney. The attorney will work in the Family Law Unit to provide legal services to and on behalf of victims of domestic violence in contested matters in the Probate and Family Courts in GBLS’s service area (Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Plymouth Counties) and in related legislative, administrative and systemic efforts.

Responsibilities include: Handling and managing family law litigation caseload of at least 25 full representation cases plus additional advice, counsel and brief service matters; Representing clients at all levels of litigation including trials and appeals; Participating in legislative, administrative and other systemic advocacy designed to promote the interests of GBLS clients; Developing and promoting relationships with community and governmental agencies to advance the interests of victims of domestic violence; Participating in unit and/or program-wide projects including but, not limited to:  acting as a trainer or presenter at substantive law events, supervising students, unit administrative tasks; Maintaining up-to-date knowledge and skills in family law and trial practice and other poverty law substantive areas; and performing other duties as requested.

Requirements:  Admission to the Massachusetts Bar or comity; One to five years of experience in domestic relations, domestic violence, or related work; Excellent writing, research, organization and case file management skills; Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence; Demonstrated commitment to social justice and/or providing legal services to the poor; Cultural competence or willingness to learn cultural competence required to fully serve GBLS’s diverse client constituencies; Ability to work with a team, and fully engage in the work of the unit and the program to implement its core vision and the core mission of GBLS;  Bilingual capacity in Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Haitian-Creole, or Portuguese strongly desired. Must be able to drive to courts and events in other counties and parts of the state.

GBLS is an AA/EO/Handicapped employer committed to diversity in the workforce and regards differences as assets.  Salary is based on union scale. Generous benefits package, including 100% paid health and dental for full-time employees and student loan repayment assistance plan for eligible attorneys. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources, via e-mail at  Please refer to Job Code: Fam-ATT when applying for this position. Deadline is December 22, 2016 or until the position is filled.

You’re Invited – Join MAWL at our 26th Annual Holiday Toast

The Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers cordially invites you to attend its Twenty-Sixth Annual Holiday Toast on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.

We will recognize Deborah Benson, Esq., the driving force behind the Act to Establish Pay Equity and other legislation championing women’s rights within the Commonwealth, as an unsung hero of our legal community. We will also present the Carol DiMaiti Scholarship.

The Holiday Toast will be held at The College Club, 44 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116. Tickets are $45/person for those who RSVP by December 5, 2016 and $55/person at the door. Tickets include a complimentary beverage and hors d’oeuvres. Parking is available at The Back Bay Parking Garage and The Boston Common Garage.

Payment (checks payable to M.A.W.L.) and RSVPs are requested by December 5, 2016 to Katie Cintolo, Esq. at Stone, Stone & Creem, One Washington Mall, Boston, MA 02108. Email inquiries to

We hope to see you there!

MAWL & NELB Women’s Law Caucus to Host Paint Nite® Fundraiser for RESPOND, a DV Prevention Agency

You’re Invited!

On November 17th at 6PM, the Women’s Law Caucus of New England Law | Boston and the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers will host a Paint Nite® fundraiser for RESPOND, a Domestic Violence prevention agency. The fundraiser will be held at Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill – 645 Beacon Street, Boston MA.

Sign up now at or contact Melissa O’Mara (


Job Post – CPCS Accepting Applications

The Committee of Public Counsel Services (CPCS) is accepting applications from attorneys seeking to represent indigent clients in criminal appeals and other post-conviction matters. Panel attorneys are assigned cases through CPCS and are compensated for their work.

Interested attorneys should contact Donald S. Bronstein, Director of Criminal Appeals, Private Counsel Division, Committee for Public Counsel Services, at 617-910-5794 or to learn more and for information about applying.

Information about CPCS can be found at

The Committee of Public Counsel Services is committed to a diverse workforce and appreciates your support.