MG+M (MG+M) is pleased to announce that law clerk Ian Epperson-Temple has been presented The Honorable Chief Justice Roderick Ireland Juvenile Advocacy & Leadership Award. The award was given to Ian on Thursday, March 16th, at the 2017 Annual Mass Black Lawyers Association (MBLA) Gala. Ian has been a law clerk in the Boston office of MG+M since January.
The Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (MBLA) presents The Honorable Chief Justice Roderick Ireland Juvenile Advocacy & Leadership award each year to one law student who exhibits a profound commitment to youth development through a variety of ways and a passion for juvenile advocacy while demonstrating strong leadership abilities, compassion, and academic excellence.
Ian, a third year law student at New England Law, has always been active in his community – especially through various youth mentoring programs. Upon graduating from Morehouse College in 2012, Ian moved to Boston and dedicated a year of service to Boston Public Schools through City Year Boston. While serving with City Year Boston, he worked closely with students at The Henderson Middle School in Dorchester. Ian has also demonstrated a deep commitment to advocating for youth development opportunities through his continued service through many non-profit organizations - including City Year Boston in which he was a featured speaker at the 2017 Annual City Year Legal Community Breakfast.
Ian has also maintained and developed his passion for youth enrichment through his participation in the Future Stars Basketball Program at the Judge John Connelly Youth Center in Roslindale, where all participants encourage sportsmanship and camaraderie, and also through his work with Playworks Massachusetts where he also volunteered as a coach for 5th grade girls basketball at the Young Achievers K-8 School in Mattapan. Ian aspires to continue his efforts to serve his community through providing a range of opportunities that promote youth development and mentorship which also include starting a youth summer basketball camp in Roxbury in the near future.
The attorneys and staff at MG+M congratulate Ian Epperson-Temple for his achievements.