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Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane Attorney Member of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force through Massachusetts Bar Association

 

 

Vineesha Sow, an attorney at Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane since 2019, practices in the areas of special education, general education and labor. Attorney Sow recently accepted an invitation as a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee with the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA).The Committee will focus on supporting the MBA in its mission to transform the Commonwealth’s legal community into a diverse, inclusive and equitable profession, and overall to hold the MBA community accountable for taking measures to that end.

 

Attorney Sow’s involvement with the MBA includes her participation in the Tiered Community Mentoring Program (TCM) for the past few years. The TCM program provides mentorship to high school students in Boston, as well as undergraduates and law school students with a focus on building a diverse mentoring network. This program introduces high school students to college information, provides college students with details about the law school admission process and gives law students an inside look of the practice of law with their attorney mentors. Further, Attorney Sow participated in the MBA Leadership Academy in 2017. The Leadership Academy selects young attorneys that demonstrate leadership potential and attributes, and provides mentorship and education in hopes that attorneys dedicate themselves to leadership roles within the legal profession, including within the MBA.

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