Suffolk Law student Patricia Mann was honored by the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel at its 10th annual Law Student Ethics Awards dinner recently.
The awards program is intended to recognize and encourage the ethical practice of law at the earliest stages of a young lawyer’s professional career, and at the same time to shine a spotlight on ethics more generally, demonstrating that the legal community values lawyers who are guided by ethical principles.
The award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship, is given to 12 students, one from each of the participating local law schools, who have demonstrated an early commitment to ethics through work in clinical programs representing their first real clients.
Wayne A Budd, Senior Counsel at Goodwin Procter and former U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, gave the keynote address at the event, held on April 15 at the Union Club in Boston.
Underscoring the legal community’s support for the awards and what they stand for, the event was attended by many prominent judges of the state and federal trial and appellate courts in Massachusetts, including justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, as well as faculty from the participating schools, the presidents of numerous bar associations, general counsel from many prominent local companies and managing and senior partners from law firm dinner sponsors.
The presence of so many distinguished members of the bench and bar, the inspiring stories of the award-winning students and the collegial atmosphere all made for a memorable celebration.