BBA Beacon Awards

A Celebration of the Work to Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Beacon Awards recognizes individuals, organizations and corporations who are forging innovative paths toward a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive profession and greater community.

Last year, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, the event was able to raise $80,000 which will allow the Boston Bar Association to continue our vital work in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within our profession, providing innovative educational programming, advancing the rule of law and access to justice initiatives in the community, and supporting our City through crucial public service initiatives.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more details about this year’s Beacon Awards!


Voice of Change Award

Awarded to a luminary leader in the legal community who has forged a new path and has played an extensive role in advancing diversity,equity, and inclusion within the profession.

Empowerment Award

Awarded to a powerful advocate that works to create systemic change in the wider community by amplifying the voices of underrepresented groups and advancing civil rights, access to justice, and/or diversity, equity, & inclusion.

Corporate Champion Award

Awarded to an in-house legal department that has been a leader in internal or external projects and practices that promote a more diverse, equitable, and  inclusive legal profession.

Beacon Award Selection Committee

The Beacon Awards Selection Committee has been appointed to select honorees for the upcoming 12th Beacon Award for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.  


Yvonne Chan
Goodwin Procter


Ralph Martin III
Northeastern University


Dan McFadden
American Civil Liberties Union


Marty Murphy, Chair
Foley Hoag


Sammy Nabulsi
Rose Law Partners

Rauseo-Ricupero, Ronaldo

Ronaldo Rauseo-Ricupero
Nixon Peabody


Carla Reeves
Goulston & Storrs


Tracey West
Wilmer Hale

Thank You to Our Affinity Bar Partners

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