Daily Archives: Thursday, December 4, 2014

BBA Summer Jobs Program Takes Off

Each year, the BBA Summer Jobs Program employers Boston teens in legal offices throughout the city to support the Mayor's Summer Jobs Program.

Each year, the BBA Summer Jobs Program employs Boston teens in legal offices throughout the city to support the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program.

The BBA Summer Jobs Program is off to an impressive start with 36 student positions secured to date. To put this number in perspective, we found positions for 64 Boston high school students this past summer, which means we are well on our way to securing even more jobs for Boston teens this summer. Just a reminder—the BBA Summer Jobs Program is an integral part of Mayor Walsh’s Summer Jobs Program, which employs over 10,000 Boston teens each summer. In fact, we’ve consistently been one of the top ten largest private sector employers in the city. Since the program started in 1993, we placed over 700 Boston public high school students in eight week internships at law firms and offices in our community.

Turns out we aren’t the only ones getting a head start on employer recruitment.  This article in the Boston Globe outlined Mayor Marty Walsh’s early kickoff for his citywide teen employment efforts.

Check out the list of law firms and offices who have already committed to supporting Mayor Walsh’s Summer Jobs Program:

Anderson & Kreiger LLP
Boston Bar Association
Boston Bar Foundation*
Burns & Levinson LLP*
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP
Collora LLP
Foley Hoag LLP
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP*
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
LPL Financial*
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP
Shaevel & Krems, LLP
Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.
Thornton Law Firm LLP
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Is your office interested in getting involved? Click here to learn more about the program.

*Employer has committed to hiring more than one student


Training Attorneys to Help Homeowners Navigate Tax Lien Cases


Did you catch this article on tax liens in yesterday’s Boston Globe? The article focuses on towns and cities that sell tax-liens to for-profit companies, resulting in high fees and sometimes the loss of a home for property owners.  The BBA and the Land Court have teamed up to pilot a new program beginning in January that aims to help homeowners who face foreclosure on tax liens—from both for-profit companies and municipalities—better understand their options.

Attorneys can sign up to be on call and answer homeowners’ questions during the Land Court’s Thursday Tax Title Sessions. If you’re unfamiliar with this process, don’t worry! We’re holding a training on December 15th from 4:30-6:00 pm at the BBA to provide you with an in-depth look at how the Land Court handles tax title foreclosures and to give you the information you need to explain the process to homeowners. Click here to learn more about this exciting, new training and volunteer opportunity.