Thornton Law Firm LLP is pleased to sponsor the Women’s Bar Association 2021 Gala, which will be held in-person and virtually on Monday, October 25, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. Guests at the in-person Gala should be fully vaccinated; the virtual Gala is open to all.

The Women’s Bar Association Gala supports the WBA’s commitment to achieving the full and equal participation of women in the legal profession and in setting policy for society’s important social and legal issues. Read more about the Women’s Bar Association.

We offer congratulations to the Lelia J. Robinson Award recipients who be recognized at the Gala:

  • The late Hon. Nonnie S. Burnes (Ret.)
  • Christine Hughes
  • Caryn Mitchell-Munevar

The Lelia J. Robinson Award is named for the first woman to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and spotlights those women who have spent their careers demonstrating the importance of legal work and commitment to community.

The WBA will also honor six emerging women leaders. Congratulations to:

  • Ariel Clemmer, Western New England University School of Law 
  • Stesha Emmanuel, McCarter & English 
  • Danielle Johnson, Greater Boston Legal Services 
  • Elizabeth McEvoy, Hinckley Allen 
  • Sumbul Siddiqui, Mayor, City of Cambridge 
  • Mian Wang, Greenberg Traurig 

The Emerging Women Leaders in the Law Award honors women attorneys who have demonstrated professional excellence or had a significant professional achievement in their first 12 years in the legal profession, and have either promoted the status of women in the legal profession or contributed meaningfully to the equal participation of women in a just society.