Jessica Conklin presented as a panelist for a recent Boston Bar Association virtual program entitled, “Your Path to Success– Finding Your Career Path at the BBA Career Fair and Beyond.” Jessica and her panelists helped students to prepare for participating for the BBA’s inaugural Career Fair taking place on Thursday, October 20 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at District Hall in the Boston Seaport District. The Career Fair provides a space for roughly 150 law students from the BBA’s five partner law schools—in particular, students of color and from historically underrepresented backgrounds—to meet with hiring representatives from small and mid-sized law firms in Boston with practices spanning multiple specialties and industries, including both litigation and transactional practices, outside the traditional OCI process.
Payal Salsburg is appointed to the steering committee of the Boston Bar Association’s 2023 Beacon Awards for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. The Beacon Awards recognize individuals and organizations who are forging innovative paths toward a more diverse, equitable and inclusive profession and the greater legal community. The committee work to select honorees and also handle fundraising for the event. The committee will select honorees for the following categories:
Empowerment Award: Awarded to a powerful advocate that works to create systemic change in the wider community by amplifying the voices of underrepresented groups and advancing civil rights, access to justice, and/or diversity, equity, & inclusion.
Voice of Change Award: Awarded to a luminary leader in the legal community who has forged a new path and has played an extensive role in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the profession.
Corporate Champion: Awarded to an in-house legal department that has been a leader in internal or external projects and practices that promote a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive legal profession.
The 13th annual Beacon Awards for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion takes place in January 2023 at Artists for Humanity.
Payal Salsburg facilitated the Women’s Bar Association’s “Women’s Day of Conversation.” This annual event builds ally-ship among women with the goal of tearing down barriers. Using the “This Talk Isn’t Cheap” toolkit, Payal and her co-facilitator guided meaningful conversations from various racial and ethnic backgrounds about equity within the profession and workplace.
We proudly share that our Partner, Payal Salsburg, is the 2022 recipient of the annual Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts’ Community Service Award. This honor is presented at AALAM’s annual banquet taking place on June 6, 2022. This award recognizes an individual who tirelessly supports the community at large. A very deserving individual, Payal’s advocacy is nothing short of extraordinary.
About Payal Salsburg
Payal Salsburg is an attorney focusing her law practice in the areas of business litigation, corporate advice and counsel, and white-collar criminal defense. She represents corporations, small businesses, and individuals in connection with an array of matters including contract and business disputes, False Claims Act litigation, and government and internal investigations. She also routinely advises closely held businesses on corporate and employment matters.
Payal also provides pro bono legal support to those in need. To name just a few instances, Payal participates in several successful CORI-sealing petitions and petitions for asylum. Her pro bono work also includes an appeal for an inmate on Florida’s death row, litigation, and appeal assistance for a not-for-profit foundation, and invoking Hague Convention protection to return a child wrongfully removed from the United States by a parent. She is also assigned counsel for criminal matters at the Boston Municipal Court (Central).
Outside of her work as a lawyer, Payal volunteers many hours at the Saint Francis House Day Shelter, Ricesticks and Tea Asian Food Pantry, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is recognized for her volunteerism by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award several years in a row.
The Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts is a non-partisan, non-profit organization devoted to serving the Asian American legal community and improving and facilitating the administration of law and justice. Founded in 1984 by a small group of Asian-American lawyers, AALAM has now grown to a network of over 250 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students in Massachusetts and New England.
About Laredo & Smith
Based in Boston, Laredo & Smith helps clients grow their businesses and resolve legal matters. The firm’s attorneys successfully combine a strategic approach to running a business with thoughtful, thorough, and protective legal representation. The firm represents clients in matters related to business law and litigation, criminal and governmental investigations, employment law, and school disciplinary and Title IX.
Payal Salsburg shares her experience in a recent Boston Bar Association webinar entitled, “Building and Maintaining Your Legal Network While Working Remotely/Hybrid.” Payal and her co-presenters discussed building and maintaining a network in the legal community while working remotely or in a hybrid setting.
Laredo & Smith is proud to sponsor the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston’s Annual Gala and Awards Dinner. The event takes place on November 7th at the Mandarin Oriental in Boston. This year’s keynote speaker is Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Laredo & Smith is proud to sponsor the Boston Bar Association’s Law Day event. This is an exciting and one-of-a kind celebration of the Boston legal community. The 2019 Law Day event is an historic event that recognizes and celebrates the importance of the rule of law in the United States.
This year’s Law Day takes place at Boston Symphony Hall. Following a welcoming reception, guests will enjoy a keynote address from Marty Baron, Executive Editor of the Washington Post.
Attorneys from the Massachusetts Bar Association will celebrate Law Day this May by looking at our rights to freedom of speech. Lawyers and judges volunteer their time to meet with students around the state to consider questions such as: Can you criticize President Obama on Facebook? Do free speech rights extend to clothing? Partner Marc Laredo once again co-chairs the MBA’s Law Day task force.
Partner Marc Laredo served as co-chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association Law Day 2013 committee. Attorneys celebrated Law Day in May with presentations at nine high schools from Amherst to Fall River. This year’s topic was “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All,” honoring the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
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