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Thank You to Attendees and Sponsors of Today’s Annual Meeting Breakfast

September 19, 2019

It was a wonderful morning for the BBA’s Annual Meeting breakfast at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel. The event was sold out, with nearly 700 people in attendance to hear from BBA President Christine Netski, Managing Partner at Sugarman Rogers, and our honorees and keynote speaker. The BBA presented its John G. Brooks Legal Services Award to four organizations collaborating to find solutions to Boston’s housing displacement crisis. City Life/Vida Urbana, Greater Boston Legal Services, the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, and the WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School together received the award for their commitment to seeking creative, collaborative, community-based solutions to the housing crisis, and to empowering and promoting justice for those most at risk of displacement.

The focus on housing continued with remarks from the event’s keynote speaker, author Richard Rothstein, who gave a fascinating talk on aspects of his most recent book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America. Mr. Rothstein discussed the lasting impacts that federal and state housing, zoning, and tax policies in the 20th century have had on residential segregation in America today, and called for a new civil rights movement in the 21st century to address our country’s continued racial and socioeconomic inequalities.

Thank you to everyone who attended today’s event.  We’ll be posting photographs and a full recap on the Annual Meeting soon!


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Affiliated Monitors, Inc. | Anderson & Kreiger | Arent Fox | Arrowood LLP | Barrett & Singal | Beck Reed Riden | Board of Bar Overseers | Boston University School of Law | Bowditch | Brown Rudnick LLP | Burns & Levinson | Casner & Edwards| Choate |  Community Resources for Justice | Conn Kavanaugh |Davison Law |  Davis Malm | DLA Piper | EY | Feldman | Fidelity Investments | Fisher Phillips | Foley Hoag | Greater Boston Legal Services | Greenberg Traurig | Goodwin | Goulston & Storrs | FTI Consulting | Harvard Pilgrim Health Care | HaystackID | Hemenway & Barnes LLP | Hinckley Allen | Hingham Institute for Savings | Hogan Lovells | Holland & Knight | | Hooper, Lundy & Bookman | Indigo Agriculture | JAMS | Krokidas & Bluestein | Latham & Watkins | Laredo & Smith | Lawyers for Civil Rights | Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School | LibbyHoopes | Liberty Mutual Insurance | Locke Lord LLP | Massachusetts Bar Association | Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association | MassHousing | Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation  | Manning Gross + Massenburg LLP | McDermott, Quilty & Miller LLP | McDermott Will & Emery| Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C. | Mintz | Morgan, Brown & Joy, | Morgan Lewis | New England Innocence Project | Nixon Peabody | Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP | Nutter | Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of Boston | Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General |Orrick | Partners HealthCare | Peabody & Arnold | Pepper Hamilton |  Pierce Atwood LLP | Prince Lobel | Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster | Robinson & Cole | Robins Kaplan LLP | Rockland Trust Company | Ropes & Gray | Rose Law Partners LLP | RSM | Santander | Seyfarth Shaw LLP | Sherin and Lodgen | Sidley Austin LLP | StoneTurn | Sugarman Rogers | Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP | Todd & Weld LLP | USI Affinity | Verrill  |  WilmerHale

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