Ida B. Wells

Past Ida B. Wells Award Recipients

The Ida B. Wells Award is given to an African American or Black female attorney who exemplifies the pioneering spirit and courage of Ida B. Wells, as well as those whose intellect, skill and achievement make them great contributors to the Massachusetts legal community.


2021
Pia Flangan, Esq.



2021
Giselle Joffre, Esq.



2019
Dawn Perry, Esq.



2019
Desiree Ralls- Morrison, Esq.



2018
Karen Morton, Esq.



2018
Tanisha M. Sullivan, Esq.



2017
Karla L. Jarvis, Esq.



2017
E. Abim Thomas, Esq.



2016
Yalonda T. Howze, Esq



2016
Tracey L. McCain, Esq.



Past Public Interest Award Recipients

The Public Interest Award recognizes an African American or Black female attorney for their outstanding leadership, dedication, and public service in the legal community including legal assistance to disadvantaged individuals and communities, advocacy to improve public policy, and government service.


2021
Angela McConney Scheepers, Esq.



2016
Jacquelynne J. Bowman, Esq.



Past Membership Appreciation Award Recipients

The Membership Appreciation Award is given to an African American or Black female attorney who is actively involved in MBWA, and dedicated to its mission to advance justice and equality for people of color with a particular emphasis on black women and/or women of African descent.


2021
LaRonica Lightfoot, Esq.



2016
Valerie C. Caldwell, Esq.