The State of Legal Aid in Massachusetts: Opportunities and Challenges  

Thursday, April 3, 2014, 8:30-10:00am, Suffolk University Law School, First Floor Function Room

The Rappaport Center, together with the American Constitution Society Boston Lawyer Chapter, the Women's Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Bar Association present, “The State of Legal Aid in Massachusetts: Opportunities and Challenges,” a conversation with panelists Jacquelynne J. Bowman, Executive Director, Greater Boston Legal Services; John J. Carroll, Jr., Chair, Equal Justice Coalition, and Partner, Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow; and Lonnie A. Powers, Executive Director, Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation.  Please join these distinguished leaders for a discussion of the most pressing access to justice issues in the Commonwealth.  Learn about the current opportunities and challenges facing legal aid programs in Massachusetts.  Thursday, April 3, 2014, 8:30-10:00am, Suffolk University Law School Function Room, 120 Tremont Street, Boston.  A light breakfast will be served. RSVP here.

Rappaport Roundtable: 2014 Massachusetts ATTORNEY GENERAL's Race

Thursday, April 10, 2014, noon-1:30pm, Suffolk University Law School, First Floor Function Room

The Rappaport Center announces a special event on April 10 featuring the declared candidates for Attorney General of Massachusetts: Maura Healey (D) and Warren Tolman (D).  A panel of Suffolk Law professors and alumni (who are all former assistant attorneys general) will ask the candidates questions about the role of the attorney general and how they would fill it.  The panel will include Suffolk Law Professors Rosanna Cavallaro and Dwight Golann and Massachusetts Senate Counsel Alice Moore JD ’86, and will be moderated by Rappaport Center Executive Director Greg Massing, who is also a former assistant attorney general. This event will take place on Thursday, April 10, from noon to 1:30pm, in the Suffolk University Law School first-floor function room, Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street, Boston.

This event is free and open to the public, with complimentary lunch provided.  Registration required. 

6th Annual Public Service Award Ceremony and Pro Bono Program Reception

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm, Suffolk University Law School, Fourth Floor Faculty Dining Room

The Rappaport Center’s 6th Annual Public Service Award Ceremony and ProBono Program Reception – honoring public service achievements in the community and the pro bono work of Suffolk Law students. This year we are pleased to present our Public Service Award to William Sinnott, JD ’85.  Mr. Sinnott, a distinguished lawyer, Marine, and community leader, was Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston during Mayor Thomas Menino’s last two terms.  This year we will also honor two members of the graduating class of 2014, Dyana Boxley and Nathan Olbeter, with the Pro Bono Program Student Awards for their dedication to public service and involvement in the community.  Food and drink will be served. RSVP required.