October 12, 2023
Supreme Judicial Court to Present Pro Bono Committee Awards to Three Attorneys and a Law Student
On Wednesday, October 25, 2023, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Kimberly S. Budd will present awards to three attorneys and a law student selected by the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services, in recognition of their exceptional dedication to providing volunteer services for persons who cannot afford an attorney for their essential legal needs. The Committee will also recognize the achievements of attorneys, law students, and legal organizations who qualified for the Supreme Judicial Court Pro Bono Honor Roll.
Chief Justice Budd will present the annual Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards, named in honor of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, to the following individuals for their outstanding pro bono work:
The SJC Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services works to promote volunteer legal work in Massachusetts to help people of limited means in need of legal representation, in accordance with Rule 6.1 of the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys. The awards ceremony is one of many activities celebrating and building support for pro bono legal work in Massachusetts during the month of October, a month officially proclaimed Pro Bono Month by Governor Maura Healey. The American Bar Association has also proclaimed a National Celebration of Pro Bono during the week of October 22-28, 2023.
WHEN & WHERE:
Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
The program will be presented in person in the Supreme Judicial Court's Seven Justice Courtroom at the John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Boston, MA 02108.
The program will also be available live online at https://boston.suffolk.edu/sjc/, the same Suffolk University Law School webpage that is used to present oral arguments before the Supreme Judicial Court.