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Five Alumni Share What it Means to be a Public Interest Leader

PILP alumni share their experiences in the program and answer questions from interested participants.

PILP alumni shared their experiences in the program and answered questions from interested participants.

Last night, nearly 40 attorneys visited 16 Beacon Street to hear from five successful alumni of the BBA Public Interest Leadership Program offer insight into the program and the application process, answer questions from the audience, and reflect on their past experience.

Panelists included:

Moderator: Chris Morrison – Partner, Jones Day
PILP 05-06

Darren Braham – Associate, Prince Lobel Tye LLP
PILP 2010-11

Samantha Morton – Executive Director, Medical Legal Partnership | Boston (MLP | Boston)
PILP 04-05

Suleyken Walker – Assistant Attorney General, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
PILP 07-08

Raquel Webster – Senior Counsel, National Grid
PILP 2012-13

If the credentials of our expert panel weren’t enough to convince you to consider PILP, check out these five takeaways from their discussion:

  1. PILP gives each participant a voice and the ability to really give back. PILP is all about working together to navigate the organization and get something done.
  2. PILP is one of the most valuable tools for networking and meeting people in the profession.
  3. In addition to being a major entryway into leadership at the BBA, participation in PILP makes you especially aligned for other leadership opportunities outside of the BBA, particularly nonprofit board service.
  4. PILP steers your career in new and exciting directions and connects you to job opportunities that you otherwise wouldn’t have been exposed to.
  5. PILP is the ultimate resume builder.

The BBA will be accepting applications to PILP through February 14th for the class beginning in May. More information on PILP and the application process is available here. Please email Susan Helm, Member Programs Coordinator, at shelm@bostonbar.org with any questions on PILP.