Volunteer Lawyers Give BBA Summer Jobs Interns Legal Lessons

Mirna Diaz  (Diaz Law Group) spoke with the Summer Jobs interns and LRS intern about family law as part of the LRS training series.

Mirna Diaz (Diaz Law Group) spoke with the Summer Jobs interns and LRS intern about family law during an LRS training session.

The two Boston public high school students interning in at the BBA’s 16 Beacon Street headquarters through the BBA Summer Jobs Program have been in high demand this summer. In between their long list of projects, office duties, enrichment seminars, and field trips, Alejandra and Harmoun have also been receiving legal lessons from members of the BBA Lawyer Referral Service on various areas of law.

Beyond the Billable checked in with Alejandra and Harmoun to hear more about the trainings. Here’s what they had to say:

Alejandra Bautista

“I honestly loved all of them because I learned so many new things that I’ve never heard of. I feel grateful because I am going to leave this internship having a lot of knowledge about law, especially the family law one and the public benefits one. I found a little bit of my passion in these trainings.”- Alejandra Bautista, rising junior at Boston Community Leadership Academy

“All of the LHarmoun TaibRS trainings were extremely helpful. I learned a variety of different laws that I have never heard of before. I also had the pleasure to meet different attorneys from local law firms. The LRS trainings gave me a better understanding of different areas of law and the type of law I would like to pursue as a career. My favorite training was on immigration law. I emigrated from another country and I would like to help other immigrants because I think they need to have a second chance.” – Hermuna Taib, rising senior at East Boston High School