Daily Archives: Thursday, June 19, 2014

Employers Gear Up for Summer Jobs Students

Boston Private Industry Council Career Specialists Teresa Alleyne and Rose Delorme spoke with employers about working with Boston public high school students and provided tips for helping students to excel in their first professional job.

Boston Private Industry Council Career Specialists Teresa Alleyne and Rose Delorme spoke with employers about working with Boston public high school students and provided tips for helping students to excel in their first professional job.

With the start date of the BBA Summer Jobs Program fast approaching, the students’ supervisors from the various law firms and offices gathered at 16 Beacon yesterday morning to prep for a great summer. With the help of Boston Private Industry Council Career Specialists Teresa Alleyne and Rose Delorme, attendees learned more about the variety of the students’ backgrounds (which we addressed in this post) and how to help high school students excel in their first professional job. Veteran Summer Jobs employers Matt McTygue (Edwards Wildman Palmer), Christina Miller (Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office), and Elaine Carmichael (DLA Piper) also presented, offering suggestions on potential projects and enrichment opportunities so employers can help students maximize their summer.

Interested in learning more about the exciting opportunities that our employers provide to their interns? Check out a few highlights below. This summer, students will:

  • Research a Supreme Court case and present the key facts to partners at their firm.
  • Learn to network by striving to collect 100 business cards from legal professionals throughout the summer.
  • Summarize cases and write legal memos.
  • Work with their employer to fill out the Common Application for college.

Don’t worry. We’ll be keeping our loyal readers updated on all of the exciting projects our students will be working on this summer.

 

 

BBA LRS in the Community: Boston Pride Parade

A record setting 25,000 people in 200 groups marched in the annual parade, which was led by Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Marty Walsh and ended with a festival on City Hall Plaza.

A record setting 25,000 people in 200 groups marched in the annual parade, which was led by Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Marty Walsh and ended with a festival on City Hall Plaza.

This past Saturday, the BBA Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) joined thousands of participants and spectators at the 44th Annual Boston Pride Parade to support the LGBT community.

As the BBA’s largest public service program, the LRS was present at City Hall to reach out to the community at large and share information with the public on how to protect their rights. Staff members provided general information about the LRS and details about how those in need can connected to the right attorney or legal service.

The BBA's Liz Vincensi and Ian Mitnick displayed materials on how to get in touch with the BBA Lawyer Referral Service and answered questions about the benefits of LRS.

The BBA’s Liz Vincensi and Ian Mitnick displayed materials on how to get in touch with the BBA Lawyer Referral Service.

Beyond the Billable checked in with LRS intern Samantha Odreman (who recently authored this post) to get her impressions on the event. Here’s what she had to say:

“It was amazing to watch so many people come together and stand up for love and respect. It was great seeing how many people were present from different schools, colleges and parts of the city. This was a great opportunity to join reach out to the public and spend the day surrounded by wonderful people!”

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