A rainy evening could not keep the Fellows away as the BBF celebrated its Society of Fellows Fall Open House Reception.
Society of Fellows Co-Chair Michael Mooney (Nutter McClennen & Fish) and Christine Netski (Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen).
Ned Notis McConarty (Hemenway & Barnes), George Cushing (McLane, Graf, Raulerton & Middleton), and BBA President Paul Dacier.
BBA Past President Lisa Goodheart (Sugarman Rogers), BBA Treasurer Carol Starkey (Conn Kavanaugh), and Robert Heaney (Heaney Disability Law).
BBA President-Elect Julia Huston and David Kluft (Foley Hoag).
J.W. Carney (Carney & Bassil), Marlies Spanjaard (EdLaw Project), and Jay McManus (Children's Law Center of Massachusetts).
A full house made for a great night.
Bert Ng (Health Policy Commission), Crystal Lyons (Middlesex District Attorney's Office), and Daniel Lyons (Boston College Law School).
Dan Krockmalnic (Ropes & Gray), BBA Past President Joan Lukey (Ropes & Gray), and BBA Council member Anthony Froio (Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi).
Laura Partamian and William Dougherty (BC Law School).
Kathryn Van Wie (solo practitioner) and Michael Moran (Bingham McCutchen).
Michael Mooney (Nutter), Co-Chair of the Society of Fellows, gave the crowd an official welcome before turning it over to representatives from organizations that benefit from the BBF's financial support.
Jay McManus, the Executive Director of the Children's Law Center of Massachusetts, relayed some stories about what they do in the field, and personally thanked the attorneys who have offered pro bono representation to the organization and its clients.
Marlies Spanjaard from the EdLaw project gave a detailed account of the injustices one young student faced and how they were able to help through the support of the BBF's grant.
Janet Bostwick (Janet E. Bostwick, PC) and Guy Moss (Riemer & Braunstein).
Erica Mattison (Environmental League), Paul Cushing (Partners Healthcare), and Ned Notis-McConarty (Hemenway & Barnes).
Kimberly Rainen (Tamkin & Hochberg) and Nikki-Marie Oliveira (Bass, Doherty & Finks).
It wouldn't be a fall-themed reception without special autumnal refreshments and beautiful harvest bouquets.
BBA Treasurer Carol Starkey (Conn Kavanaugh) and BBA Council Member Mark Smith (Laredo & Smith).
Paola Maynard-Moll (Joint Committee on Revenue), Bert Ng (Health Policy Commission), Bret Hendrickson (Nolan Sheehan Patten), and Jessica Seney (Joint Committee on Revenue).
Timothy Murphy (Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers) and Naree Chan.
Bruce Falby (DLA Piper) and David Kluft (Foley Hoag).