Jan. 9: Former Boston Prosecutor Adam Foss will be Featured Speaker at Diversity Membership Luncheon
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Posted by: John Kynes
Adam Foss, a former Boston prosecutor and a nationally recognized criminal justice reform advocate, will be the featured speaker at the HCBA's Diversity Membership Luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown,
During his nine years as a prosecutor in Boston, Mr. Foss collaborated with the courts and the community to develop programming that continues to have a positive impact on the neighborhoods he prosecuted in. One example is the Roxbury CHOICE program, an initiative Mr Foss co-founded, to turn probation from a punitive sentence into a beneficial relationship with the court, the probation department, and the District Attorney’s Office.
Most recently, Mr. Foss appeared in the critically-acclaimed CNN feature-length documentary “American Jail.” The Mandela Foundation recognized Mr. Foss as the 2017 Nelson Mandela Changemaker of the Year. Fast Company named him one of the Most Creative People in Business of 2017. The NAACP awarded Mr. Foss with the 2017 Roy Wilkins Next Generation Leader Award. The Root named Mr. Foss one of the 100 most influential black Americans of 2016. He was named Graduate of the Last Decade by his alma mater, Suffolk University Law School, and he is a visiting senior fellow at Harvard Law School.
Mr. Foss also is a fellow at the Open Society Foundation Leadership in Government initiative as well as a Director’s Fellow in the world renown MIT Media Lab. In February of 2016, Mr. Foss delivered a TED talk that has already eclipsed 2 million views. In 2015, he was voted one of the country’s 40 most up-and-coming lawyers by National Law Journal. And, in 2013, the Massachusetts Bar Association voted him Prosecutor of the Year.
To view a full bio of Mr. Foss, click here.
To register for the Diversity Membership Luncheon, click here.
Don't delay and register today. We'll look forward to seeing you at the HCBA's first membership luncheon of 2019 on Jan. 9.