BBA Beacon Awards

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

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Thank you to everyone that joined us in celebrating the work to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at  Boston Bar Association’s first virtual Beacon Awards  which took place on Thursday, January 28, 2021

The Beacon Awards recognizes individuals, organizations and corporations who are forging innovative paths toward a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive profession and greater community. This year’s virtual Beacon Awards featured inspirational speeches and personal stories from honorees.

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.

Missed the Beacon Awards? Want to see it again? No problem! Click the link below to watch this inspiring event in the Boston legal community.

Support the DEI Fellowship

This year 100% of Ally ticket sales and additional contributions benefited our Diversity Equity & Inclusion Summer Fellowship program placing area law school students with a demonstrated interest in diversity into fully paid summer positions in public interest law offices and government agencies.

If you missed the Beacon Awards but would still like to support the Beacon Fund, click the link below to learn more about the Fellowship and how to donate.


Voice of Change Award
Ralph C. Martin II

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
COVID-19 Relief Coalition

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
Boston Scientific

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 2020 Beacon Award Selection Committee has been appointed to select honorees for the upcoming 11th Beacon Award for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.

Jasmine Jean-Louis
Weiner Brodsky Kider PC


BJ Trach
Latham & Watkins

Yalonda Howze
Committee Chair
Codiak BioSciences

Christopher Hart
Foley Hoag

Tracey West

Champion Sponsors

Leader Sponsors

Supporter Sponsors

Anderson & Krieger | Biogen | Burns & Levinson | Dain Torpy | Fidelity | Greenberg Traurig | Hogan Lovells | Holland & Knight | Liberty Mutual | Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP | Robins Kaplan | RSM | StoneTurn | Sunstein | Thomson Reuters

Thank You to Our Affinity Bar Partners

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