| Kathy Jo Cook, a 1995 graduate of Suffolk Law School, has been installed as president of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts.
Cook is a senior litigator with Keches & Mallen, a firm specializing in personal injury practice.
In a speech to the association as she assumed her new duties, Cook noted that as many women as men are graduating from law school, "but they are not advancing in equal numbers. ... We must challenge women across the entire state to join with us in our thirtieth year to change the culture of the practice of law. We must allow women, including those who choose to have children and families, to participate equally in the legal profession. We can make a difference, but we can do so only if we stand together."
Cook was the third lawyer to be inducted into the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame last year, after being named one of the top five "up and coming" lawyers in Massachusetts by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 1999.
She has been featured in the National Law Journal and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for her work as chair of the Judicial Administration Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association.