A dozen eager participants joined BBA volunteer and experienced bankruptcy Attorney Adrienne Walker (Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC) at the Moakley courthouse for this month’s Reentry Education Program session on Financial Literacy. With the help of BBA Reentry Education Committee member Brendan T. St. Amant (Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar, LLP), Adrienne tackled the topic of credit. Throughout the session, Adrienne shared some tips with attendees about how they can become better informed consumers when choosing a bank or credit card by doing in depth research before opening up a credit account.
Beyond The Billable got in touch with Adrienne to learn why she thinks this session is particularly relevant to the participants. Here’s what she had to say:
“Learning about credit and the tools needed to build a strong credit history are vitally important to regain independence and financial security. The participants in the BBA Reentry Education Program that attended the Financial Literacy class recognized this need and were incredibly engaged and eager to learn and apply the class tools towards their own fresh start.”
To further encourage probationers to make a successful fresh start, Judge Leo Sorokin (U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts) stopped by to emphasize the importance of taking advantage of community programs like CARE and the BBA Reentry Education Program to help make the reentry process go more smoothly.
Keep a look out for updates about next month’s session on Driver’s Licenses.