Experience

Susan K. Howards

Legal Experience

PRIVATE PRACTICE, LAW OFFICE OF SUSAN K. HOWARDS, Boston, MA

  • Criminal Defense, Discrimination, Civil Rights,Domestic Violence

SUFFOLK COUNTY BAR ADVOCATE PROGRAM

NORFOLK COUNTY BAR ADVOCATE PROGRAM

U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FIRST CIRCUIT

BATTERED WOMEN FIGHTING BACK INC: President

  • Social Justice for Women Task Force on Battered Women
  • Legal Counsel Battered Women Who Kill-1994

COMMUTATION: Eugenia Moore Framingham Eight

WINGS

  • Board of directors, Boston, MA 1989-90

SWARTZ & SWARTZ, Boston, MA

  • Medical Malpractice; Discovery, Research, 1990

SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL

  • Prosecutors Clinical Program
  • Student D. A., East Boston District Court, 1988-89

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, Boston, MA

  • Criminal Division, Law Clerk
  • Assisted in research and preparation of the Commonwealth v. Oakes, 518 N.E.2d 836 (MA 1988) brief for the United States Supreme Court, summer, 1988


Admitted to United States Court of Appeals, January 1990

Admitted to Massachusetts Bar, December 1989

Bar Memberships


Professional Development

Bar Advocacy Training, Appeals 1991, CPCS

Bar Advocacy Juvenile Training, 1990, MCLE, CPCS

Bar Advocacy Training, District Court 1989, MCLE, CPCS

Continuing Juvenile Legal Education, Suffolk University

  • Drugs in the District Court
  • Torts and Family Law

Honors - Memberships

CO-CHAIR JENIFER A LYNCH COMMITTEE AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:PRESENT

BROOKLINE WOMEN’S COMMISSION WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD 2006

BROOKLINE MASS HUMAN RELATIONS YOUTH RESOURCES COMMISSION

  • Chair 2001-2005
  • Vice-Chair 1999, 2000
  • Human Relations Youth Resources Commission

Chair 500 Yards Committee

Brookline Adult and Community Education

  • Advisory Board member 2003-2004

Aid to Incarcerated Mothers/Advisory Board

Norfolk County District Attorney Crime Prevention Council

Brookline Round Table, Domestic Violence

Cable Television Show Domestic Violence

 Board Safety Net, Brookline, MA

 Women's Bar Association 1992 Award

Massachusetts Bar Association

East Boston District Court, Certificate of Merit

Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Symposium

  • Trial Advocacy, Participated as a Juror

Jewish Domestic Violence Coalition   

  • Chair Legal Committee

Brookline Rotary Club

Brookline CERT/MED CORPS


SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, Boston, MA

  • Awarded JD, June 1989; Dean's List

 

BOSTON COLLEGE, Chestnut Hill, MA

  • Awarded Ph.D., June 1981, With Distinction
  • Major: Education

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, Boston, MA

  • Awarded M.Ed., June 1973
  • Major: Reading Specialist

BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Boston, MA

  • Awarded BA, June 1963
  • Major: Political Science and History

Education