Mr. Soden serves as Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Oversight Committee. He is a trustee of the Social Law Library and a member of the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission, the Massachusetts IOLTA Committee and the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates. He will join the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association in August of 2008. He is past President of the Boston Bar Association, Boston Bar Foundation and the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and former chairman of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Bar Services and Activities and its Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs. He is also a former chairman of the Steering Committee of the Boston Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Mr. Soden is a member of the Executive Board of the Northeast Region of the Boy Scouts of America and the High Adventure Sea Base Advisory Board, a member of the Overseers Advisory Board of WGBH and an overseer of the New England Aquarium. He is past chairman of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau and the Board of Trustees of the Judge Baker Children’s Center, past president of United South End Settlements and the Boston Minuteman Council of the BSA and a former trustee of Boston University.
Mr. Soden joined Goodwin as an associate in 1971 and was a partner from 1979 until the fall of 2006, when he became Counsel to the Firm.