April 2, 2007
Julia Huston ('92) Named President of MA Women's Bar Association
Julia Huston (‘92) was recently named president of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts. Huston, who also holds leadership positions in several other bar associations—including Counselor and former Section Chair of the Boston Bar Association—is a partner at the intellectual property law firm Bromberg & Sunstein.
The WBA of Massachusetts was founded 26 years ago in Boston, and since then it has worked to support women’s issues in the legal arena and in the community. The WBA has encouraged laws protecting child care benefits, reproductive rights and victims of domestic violence—such as their funding for the Battered Women’s Legal Assistance Project.
In her year-long presidency, Huston plans to continue the WBA’s mission to protect the rights of women and minorities. Among her priorities, she will work to protect same-sex marriage, to ensure the rights of incarcerated women who are pregnant, and to fight the discrimination of nursing mothers. She also hopes to further the WBA’s tradition of promoting female attorneys in the workforce. “I believe we are ready to go to the next step, and support law firms and other legal organizations in their efforts to retain and advance women attorneys,” she said on the WBA’s Web site.
Huston was listed in “Who’s Who Legal USA - Trademarks 2006” as one of the country’s leading trademark attorneys, among only 13 Massachusetts attorneys named; and she was also named as one of top 50 female lawyers in Massachusetts in 2005 by Law & Politics and Boston Magazine.
>>Read Boston Globe Q&A with Huston, "Between the Bar and a Glass Ceiling"
Reported by Elizabeth Ress