North Shore Patents is proud to be a supporter of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (WBA) Gala for the 4th straight year.  The Gala is the WBA’s annual signature event, showcasing the WBA’s support of women attorneys and honoring the recipients of the Lelia J. Robinson Award.  The annual Lelia J. Robinson Award recognizes women who, like its namesake, have captured the spirit of pioneering in the legal profession, served as mentors and role models, and/or made a difference in the community while exemplifying professional excellence.  This year’s awards recognize Hon. Carol Kenner (ret.) and Susan Sard Tierney.

Gala is also the WBA’s biggest fundraiser of the year, providing a substantial portion of the organization’s operating budget.  This funding allows the WBA to create programs and events that support leadership and business opportunities for women attorneys, including the work of 26 committees (Amicus, Appointments, Awards & Endorsements, Business Development, Employment Issues, Government Lawyers, In-House Counsel, Law Firm Advancement, Law Student, Legislative Policy, Mother’s Forum, New Lawyers, Public Relations, Rosa Parks, Senior Practice Group, Solo and Small Firm, Women in the Courtroom, and Women of Color, and 9 regional committees:  Cape Cod and The Islands, Central Massachusetts, Greater Boston, Metro West, Middlesex County, New Bedford/Fall River, North Shore, South Shore, and Western Massachusetts).  This year’s gala will be on December 1, 2015 at the Marriott Copley Place, starting with a cocktail reception.  To join us at the gala, please purchase tickets here:  WBA Gala 2015.