Boston Bar Annual Meeting
Educate. Engage. Empower.
The Boston Bar Association invites you to the 2020 Annual Meeting event. The Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for members of the Boston Bar Association, and the wider legal community, to come together virtually to hear about the BBA’s focus for the year ahead, and to hear from a prolific and thought-provoking speaker.
This year’s Annual Meeting will feature an intimate and insightful conversation between BBA President Marty Murphy and bestselling author, columnist, and award-winning historian, Jill Lepore. As a Harvard University Professor, Lepore’s scholarly background emphasizes the importance of evidence in the legal context, in particular the role it plays on how we look at the truth. “Truth is not something implicit, but rather a societal concept defined over centuries of laws and norms.” (wbur)
While attending the virtual Annual Meeting is free for all, purchase of a Support Ticket or Sponsorship will go a long way in assisting the Boston Bar Association in its work providing innovative educational programming, supporting access to justice initiatives in the community, promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within the profession, and supporting our City through crucial public service initiatives.
David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History, Harvard College Professor, and Affiliate Professor of Law
Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University. She is also a staff writer at The New Yorker, and the host of the podcast, The Last Archive. A prize-winning professor, she teaches classes in evidence, historical methods, humanistic inquiry, and American history. Much of her scholarship explores absences and asymmetries in the historical record, with a particular emphasis on the history and technology of evidence. As a wide-ranging and prolific essayist, Lepore writes about American history, law, literature, and politics. She is the author of many award-winning books, including the international bestseller, These Truths: A History of the United States (2018). Her latest book is IF THEN: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future,.