3 Reasons You Should Apply to be a BBA Public Interest Leader

The PILP Class of 2013 had the opportunity to network, develop leadership skills, and organize meaningful projects on community reentry and human trafficking during their year.

The PILP Class of 2013 had the opportunity to network, develop leadership skills, and organize meaningful projects on community reentry and human trafficking during their year.

Today, the BBA began recruiting applicants for another class of Public Interest Leaders. Beyond the Billable compiled the top 3 reasons why you should consider applying:

1) Engage with Leaders in the Profession:

PILP gives you the opportunity to meet and connect with prominent leaders in the profession that you otherwise would not encounter. PILP is designed to connect emerging leaders with leaders in government, legal services and through the Boston legal community to discuss and address the most pressing issues facing our society. In doing so, you will connect with like-minded peers early in your career — who will become colleagues, collaborators, and friends.

2) Develop Leadership Skills:

PILP gives you the professional and leadership development tools and contacts that will be instrumental in your career. PILP sets the stage for other types of valuable leadership roles, both at the BBA and elsewhere. As a member of PILP you’ll join a powerful alumni network of lawyer leaders who by their actions demonstrate that part of being a successful lawyer is giving back to the community.

3) Launch a Program that Serves the Community:

PILP is more than just leadership, it’s about taking action. This program gives you the opportunity to develop and launch your own initiative that addresses the goals of the PILP class and the BBA. After meeting with leaders from all areas of Boston’s public service landscape, PILPers design and implement their own project with maximum impact to be executed during their PILP year.

To learn more about PILP, attend the upcoming information session being held on Monday, January 13th at 4:00pm at the BBA. Registration and more information is available here.

The BBA is currently accepting applications for the PILP class of 2014. The application deadline is February 14th. More information on PILP and the application process is available here. Please email Susan Helm, Member Programs Coordinator, at [email protected] with any questions on PILP.