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WNE School of Law to Host Attorney Lyonel Jean Pierre, Jr. on October 12

Published: September 30, 2022 | Categories: All News, Law
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Western New England University (WNE) School of Law will host Attorney Lyonel Jean Pierre, Jr. on Wednesday, October 12 as part of the School's Color of Law Roundtable Discussion Series. Jean-Pierre will discuss his career path at 12:00 noon in the Blake Law Center, Room E. Seating is limited. Registration is required by contacting Dr. Bridgette Baldwin at

Attorney Lyonel Jean-Pierre, Jr. is currently the Managing Attorney at Worcester's Community Legal Aid (CLA). Prior to this, Jean-Pierre was a Clinical Instructor/Supervising Attorney with Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. Jean-Pierre started his legal career as a Massachusetts Legal Services Corporation Bart Gordon Fellow with the Prisoners' Legal Services Program (formerly known as the Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services). When the fellowship ended, Attorney Jean-Pierre, Jr. became a full-time Staff Attorney with the Worcester CLA (formerly known as Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts), where he litigated various domestic relation and restraining order matters in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court and Massachusetts District Court. After nine years with CLA, Attorney Jean-Pierre, Jr. joined the Law Office of Murphy and Rudolf, LLP, where he expanded his family law practice to include representing parents and children in care and protection proceedings in the Massachusetts Juvenile Court.

Attorney Jean-Pierre, Jr. has served as cochair of the Family Law Section for the Worcester County Bar Association and worked with various community partners throughout Massachusetts to address the effect domestic violence has on families within the Commonwealth. In 2019, Attorney Jean-Pierre, Jr. joined the SJC Steering Committee on Attorney Well-Being and participated in critical discussions about the various challenges that lawyers in Massachusetts face when trying to balance a healthy lifestyle against the demands of the legal profession.

The Color of Law series is designed to expose Western New England University law students to attorneys, professionals, and judges of color. The series provides students a chance to network with people of color from the legal community and learn about various career paths.