Family Law (FL)


  • Proposed Standing Orders/Initiatives - Probate and Family Court

    The Probate and Family Court has invited comments on a set of proposals aimed at providing new mechanisms for just and speedy resolutions of family law cases.

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Lloyd D. Godson (left), chair
Kimberley J. Joyce (right), vice chair 

Click here for 2016-17 Family Law Section Council member information.



Lauren E. Rubin
Boston University School of Law


In Lauren Rubin's two years at Boston University School of Law, she has served as Secretary of BU Law’s Black Law Student Association, Chair of BU Law's American Constitution Society's Constitution in the Classroom, and was a Semi-Finalist in the Homer Albers Prize Moot Court Competition. Outside of the classroom, Lauren has also worked as a student intern for the Volunteer Lawyers Project’s Family Law Unit and as a Student Attorney in Greater Boston Legal Services’ Divorce Work Group, where she provided legal representation to survivors of domestic violence in their pending divorce cases, under her Rule 3.03 certification. Now in her final year at BU Law, Lauren is working as a Judicial Extern in the Middlesex County Probate and Family Court, serving as article editor for BU Law’s American Journal of Law and Medicine, and competing on behalf of BU Law in the National Moot Court Competition, in addition to excelling academically. Recently, Lauren has been honored with the 2016 Leadership Scholarship at the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly "Top Women of Law" event, where she was recognized for her high academic achievement, exceptional leadership qualities, and involvement with community service.  Lauren is excited to finish out her law school experience by representing clients in the Boston Juvenile Court this coming spring as part of BU Law’s Criminal Clinic. With an eye towards a career in Family Law, Lauren has accepted a postgraduate clerkship position with a Family Law Judge in New Jersey but hopes to one-day return to her Massachusetts “home away from home” to practice family law. Despite her busy schedule, Lauren generously volunteers her time to the MBA and provides a unique perspective to the Family Law Section Council as a student member.   

Congratulations to Lauren for being selected for the MBA's Family Law Section Member Spotlight! Please nominate colleagues (or yourself) for upcoming Member Spotlight recognition. To submit your nominations, send an email to and include the name of your nominee and a short write-up highlighting any accomplishments you feel should be recognized by the section.  


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