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Gowdy Wright '15 to Receive Public Service Award from Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association

2014 news archive

04/01/14

Newton, MA--Alyce Gowdy Wright ’15 is this year’s recipient of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association’s (MBLA) Honorable Reginald Lindsay Public Service Law Book Award. The award supports the development of law students of color who, like Judge Lindsay, have overcome adversity and are pursing legal public service careers.

The award is named in honor of Reginald Lindsay, who grew up in the segregated pre-civil rights era South rose above personal and professional obstacles before his appointment to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Each year, MBLA recognizes one local law student who embodies the leadership, compassion, and intellect that made Judge Lindsay a respected jurist, committed public servant, and model of integrity.

The award will be presented at MBLA’s annual gala, which will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Westin Copley Place. This year’s keynote speaker is Senator William “Mo” Cowan, of Counsel to Mintz Levin and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ML Strategies. In addition, MBLA will honor The Honorable Denise Casper, Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, with their Trailblazer Award.

Since 1973, MBLA has provided a valuable network and visible presence for attorneys of color within the Massachusetts legal community. MBLA provides its members with professional development and career advancement through trainings, continued education, and mentorship opportunities. MBLA also sponsors forums on current topics of interest to persons in the legal community collaborates with other bar associations and professional organizations, particularly those interested in providing services to communities of color.