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The Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association annual gala

(l-r) E. Abim Thomas, president, MBLA; Stacy Cowan and Senator William “Mo” Cowan, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper; Diane Patrick and Governor Deval Patrick.
Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick Ireland is joined by his Alice Ireland (l) and Boston College Law School Dean Tracey West (r).
(l-r) TV Anchor Byron Barnett, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick Ireland and Wayne Budd
Senator William “Mo” Cowan and Governor Deval Patrick
(l-r) U.S. Magistrate Joyce London Alexander and U.S. District Judge Denise Casper
About 600 people attended The Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association annual gala at the Westin Copley on April 3. The event was emceed by 7NBC WHDH-TV Anchor Byron Barnett. The keynote speaker was Sen. William “Mo” Cowan, counsel to Mintz Levin and senior vice president and chief operating officer of ML Strategies. Cowan was among the association’s Trailblazer Honorees at the event, as was Denise J. Casper, U.S. District Court Judge for the district of Massachusetts.