Society of Fellows Members Celebrate a Successful Year at Summer Receptions

This summer, it has been a delight to host members of the Boston Bar Foundation Society of Fellows for a series of events to celebrate the positive impact that this group of attorneys has in the Greater Boston community.

In June, the Fellows enjoyed a reception at the Museum of Fine Arts to close out the program year. Attendees enjoyed an exclusive tour of the museum’s exhibits, and the afternoon offered beautiful weather in the MFA’s outdoor courtyard. BBF President Tony Froio thanked the Fellows for their dedication and the good work they have done on behalf of the Foundation’s grantee organizations.

BBF President Tony Froio at the Museum of Fine Arts reception in June

In July, we were honored to have former Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret Marshall, now at Choate, Hall & Stewart, join us for a reception at our building at 16 Beacon Street. The BBF presented Chief Justice Marshall with its Public Service Award at January’s Adams Benefit. Chief Justice Marshall gathered with other Fellows to hear remarks from Ryan Sakoda. Ryan is a staff attorney at Committee for Public Counsel Services, and he spoke firsthand about the BBF’s vital role supporting effective legal aid initiatives such as the Lawyer for the Day in the Boston Housing Court Program and the Reentry Education Program.

Chief Justice Marshall and Ryan Sakoda of CPCS

Later that month, Junior Fellows gathered at Battery Park in downtown Boston to relax and enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres with members of the BBA’s New Lawyers Section. Christopher Somma (PIB Law) delivered a short, energetic speech about the great opportunities he has gotten through the Junior Fellows program and the importance of engaging in meaningful public service as a young attorney.

Shawn Lu and Jesse Boodoo at Battery Park

As September nears, we can’t wait to see what the Fellows accomplish in the year ahead! To learn more about how you can become a part of this core group of BBF supporters, please contact Carolyn Mitchell at [email protected]bostonbar.org or (617) 778-1932.