Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Multicultural Arts Center
41 Second Street
East Cambridge, MA

Beacon Award for Diversity & Inclusion

The Boston Bar will present the annual Beacon Awards for Diversity & Inclusion at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center on November 14th, 2019. This event is open to Boston Bar members and their colleagues in the legal community.

Please join us for an inspirational evening as the Boston Bar recognizes exceptional leadership in creating a lasting impact and illuminating a new path toward a more diverse and inclusive legal profession.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Mariah Hanlon at or 617-778-1932. Looking to purchase tickets? Click here. Space is limited – register today!


Voice of Change Award
Yalonda T. Howze, Mintz

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

Empowerment Award
Partnership between Greater Boston Legal Service’s Asian Outreach Project and the Asian American Resource Workshop

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 & inclusion.

Corporate Champion Award
Liberty Mutual

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

Event Co-Chairs

Shiva Karimi
McLane Middleton
Co-Chair, 2019 Beacon Award

Rolando Medina, PhD
Co-Chair, 2019 Beacon Award

Beacon Award Selection Committee

The 2019 Beacon Award Selection Committee has been appointed to select honorees for the upcoming 10th Beacon Award for Diversity & Inclusion.

Macey Russell
Committee Chair

John Affuso
Massachusetts Port Authority

Christopher Hart
Foley Hoag LLP

Liliana Ibara
Northeastern University School of Law

Renee Inomata
Casner & Edwards

Jasmine Jean-Louis
Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General

Doreen Rachal
Sidley Austin LLP

Champions of Diversity


Leaders of Diversity

Biogen| MassMutual | Mintz | Nutter | Prince Lobel | Sullivan |

Supporters of Diversity

Burns & Levinson |Harvard Pilgrim | Hinckley Allen | Greenberg Traurig, LLP | McLane Middleton | Robins Kaplan LLP | Sugarman Rogers | Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP | Verrill |

Thank You to Our Affinity Bar Partners

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