Last night, law students, young attorneys, and recent graduates awaiting bar results gathered at 16 Beacon to learn how to get more involved in public service activities across Greater Boston. The meeting/information session allowed participants to meet the New Lawyers Public Service Committee Co-Chairs, Sara Farnum (Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General ) and Margaret Caulfield (Partners HealthCare), learn more about the New Lawyer’s public service calendar of events for the year, and ask questions about opportunities to gain more legal experience through pro bono work.
Beyond the Billable asked the co-chairs why New Lawyers should take the time to volunteer. Here’s what Sara Farnum (Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General ) had to say:
“Public service activities are a great way to get to know other members of the BBA, who are also members of your lawyer community in Boston. It is nice to have an excuse, once a month, to network with others in a different setting and also extremely rewarding to feel more connected to the areas we all work in. The public service activities that are planned in the New Lawyers Section of the BBA are often outside, on the weekends, involve minimal time commitment, and are fun! “
While the calendar is still being finalized, here is a look at some of the organizations and events you can volunteer with this year through the New Lawyers Section:
- The Franklin Park Clean Up
- Cradles to Crayons
- Toys for Tots
- The Charles River Clean Up
- Greater Boston Food Bank
Check back for more information on the events throughout the year.