2021 John and Abigail Adams Benefit

2021 John and Abigail Adams Benefit

Friday, March 19, 2021
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Hosted Virtually

The 2021 John & Abigail Adams Benefit will take place virtually on March 19th, honoring the late Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants. Tune in for an evening celebrating a pillar of the Massachusetts legal community and to learn more about the Boston Bar Foundation mission and our dedication to supporting those most in need in Boston. This year, support of legal services is more important than ever, and we hope you’ll join in support of the crucial work being done in our community.

2021 Public Service Award Recipient

Chief Justice Ralph Gants

The Boston Bar Foundation (BBF) is proud to announce that the late Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants has been posthumously awarded its 2021 Public Service Award for his profound legacy and lifelong dedication to equal justice for all. His wife, Professor Debbie Ramirez, will be accepting the award on his behalf.

At the time of his passing, we invited members of the legal community to share reflections and words of remembrances in honor of the late Chief. The Boston Bar Journal Board of Editors also led the effort to publish a special edition of the Boston Bar Journal to reflect on the Chief’s work and legacy. In this Special Edition of the Boston Bar Journal, the BBA was honored to publish “Creating Courts Where All Are Truly Equal,” an essay the late Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants was working on at the time of his passing.

As the current Justices of the SJC notes in the introduction to the piece, “it was his last act on behalf of the people of Massachusetts.”

We invite you to read both our collection of remembrances and the BBJ edition below.

Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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Participating Sponsors

Arent Fox LLP| Bank of America | Burns & Levinson | Cooley | DLA Piper | Foley Hoag | Foley & Lardner | Greenberg Traurig | Goulston & Storrs | Hinckley Allen | Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP | Hogan Lovells | Jones Kelleher LLP | Kenney & Sams, P.C. | Lawson & Weitzen|  Locke Lord | Mcdermott Will & Emery | McLane Middleton | Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow P.C. | Morrison Mahoney | Nelson Mullins | Pierce Atwood | Prince Lobel | Schwartz Hannum PC |  Sherin and Lodgen | Sugarman Rogers | Sunstein | Todd & Weld | Verrill

Contributing Sponsors

Arrowood LLP | Beck Reed Riden | Dana-Farber | JAMS | Laredo & Smith | New England Law | Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP |

Patron and Advocate Donors

John Affuso | Thomas Barrette |Todd Bennett | Bernard Bonn | The Boston Foundation | Bowditch & Dewey | Phillip Brown | Esme Caramello | Eugenia Carris | Andrew Cohn | John Cratsley | Juliet Davison | Sam Dinning | Colin Dyke | Jason Gish | Rebekah Glickman-Simon | Stephen Hall |Vickie Henry | Shiva Karimi | Andrea Kramer | Renée Landers | Scott Lewis | David Lyons | Leiha Macauley | David Mackey | Mina Makarious | James McHugh | Jay McManus | Matthew McTygue | Martin Newhouse | Carmen Ortiz | Lili Palacios – Baldwin | Chip Phinney | Vincent Pisegna | Lon Povich | Lonnie Powers | Moriah Preston | David Rountree | Nan Sauer | David Siegel | Samantha Syska | Michael Wirvin |

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