Voices of the Bar 12/8/2016: What Do You Love About the Adams Benefit?

The John & Abigail Adams Benefit is an extraordinary evening of art and music hosted by the Boston Bar Foundation at the Museum of Fine Arts. The annual event is the largest fundraiser of its kind in the Boston area, with 100% of the proceeds funding direct grants awarded to local organizations. Our grantees serve thousands of individuals and families struggling with critical issues such as homelessness, domestic violence, and various forms of injustice.

For a good cause, attorneys come together for a remarkable night. This year, the BBF will honor Chief Justice Margaret Marshall at the Benefit.

Needless to say, we’re very excited, and wanted to check in with our members to see what they are most looking forward to.

For this week’s “Voices of the Bar” column, we’re reaching out to ask:

“What do you love about the Adams Benefit?

Lisa Goodheart – Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen
“I love that the Adams Benefit does a great job of supporting legal services for people who need it the most. In addition, it is so much fun to attend. It’s an annual ritual for Boston lawyers to dress up in something glittery or a tux (or both, if you like) and stroll through the galleries at the MFA on a cold winter’s night, chatting along the way. Once a year, for at least one enchanted evening, even the crankiest of opposing counsel are thereby transformed into gracious, witty, elegant and delightful people (they don’t do this in other cities, you know!).”

Megan Gates – Mintz Levin
“I love so many things about the Adams Benefit! The opportunity to get creatively dressed up and spend the evening in such a beautiful place, surrounded by amazing art, terrific food and colleagues from different firms, agencies and schools around the city – it’s one of the best events of the year. There’s also just something about being in the MFA at night that makes it incredibly special – and for a great cause to boot. Definitely a “can’t miss” event for me and many of us at Mintz Levin!”

Elizabeth Kayatta – Arrowood Peters
“I love the Adams Benefit because there’s nothing like getting dressed up to spend an evening in the company of Rembrandt, Monet, and Sargent.”


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