BBA LRS Reaches 10,000 at the Massachusetts Conference for Women

The BBA staff explained the role of the BBA and the Lawyer Referral Service in the community for both attorneys, law students, and the public.

The BBA staff explained the role of the BBA and the Lawyer Referral Service in the community to attendees, including attorneys, law students, and the general public.

Drawing a notable crowd of nearly 10,000, the 10th Annual Massachusetts Conference for Women took place last Thursday at the Boston Convention Center.

The BBA’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) participated in this event as an exhibitor, raising awareness about the largest public service program of the Boston Bar Association.  For those who aren’t familiar with the LRS  – last year the program connected more than 8,000 members of the public with quality legal assistance, and became the permanent home of the Military & Veterans Legal Helpline.  For more than 50 years, the LRS has been a trusted resource for those looking for legal help.

This year’s conference culminated in a keynote address from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She discussed the importance of continued progress for women socially and economically, mentioning equal pay for women and paid leave, and remarking about justice for all individuals across the globe.

The Massachusetts Conference for Women is the largest community outreach and marketing event of the year for the BBA’s Lawyer Referral Service.  Here is what the LRS Intake Coordinator Solana Goss had to say about the Conference:

“This is my 3rd year attending the conference with the BBA/LRS.  I am always impressed with the sheer number of attendees who are there to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of women not just in the city we live in, but nationally and internationally.  As an exhibitor participating in grassroots community outreach to those needing legal assistance, I was compelled to hear the real life stories of those in our community who need to access our services. It’s been a little over a week since the conference, but we have already had a few people call and specifically mention they met us at the conference. It’s gratifying knowing that we can make real connections with individuals in our community.”

Take a look below for more images from the event:

The BBA set up shop as an exhibitor.  This is the 5th year that the LRS has participated.

The BBA set up shop as an exhibitor. This is the 5th year that the LRS has participated.

The 10th Annual Massachusetts Conference for Women drew nearly 200 exhibitors and 10,000 attendees.

The 10th Annual Massachusetts Conference for Women drew nearly 200 exhibitors and 10,000 attendees.

For more information on the Lawyer Referral Service, please contact Solana Goss, LRS Intake Coordinator, at [email protected].