Thank You to all Law Day in the Schools Volunteers!

Nathaniel Koslof and Ryan Rosenblatt (Sullivan) with fifth grade students from Samuel Adams Elementary School

As we head into summer, we’re grateful for the commitment made this spring by 120 lawyers and law students to introduce Boston’s youth to the law and legal profession. The Boston Bar Association’s Law Day in the Schools Program reached over 1,700 Boston Public School students in kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms in 18 schools. The volunteers worked with the students to help them understand the importance of the First Amendment and their ability to speak out against injustice. Elementary students learned about the bravery of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist working to ensure educational opportunities for all girls, and the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Prize. Middle and high school students engaged in discussion and debate through mock City Council hearings that addressed the question of Confederate monuments. Students impressed the attorneys with their thoughtfulness, questions, and engagement.

Please click here to see pictures from the program.

Thank you to all of those who helped the students understand the importance of free speech and the First Amendment and who answered students’ questions about what it’s like to be a lawyer!

Jonathan Albano, Morgan Lewis
Nieve Anjomi, Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of Boston
Alijah Arah, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Leslie Arsenault, Law Office of Leslie J. Arsenault
Angela Atchue , Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of Boston
Cathleen Augusto, Arrowood LLP
Heather Baer, Fitch Law Partners LLP
Paula Bagger, Law Office of Paula M. Bagger, LLC
Allison Belanger, Krokidas & Bluestein LLP
Ritika Bhakri, Nutter McClennen & Fish
Mitali Biswas, Dain, Torpy, Le Ray, Wiest & Garner, P.C.
William Boesch, Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.
Jordan Bowne , Burns & Levinson LLP
Jill Brenner, Meixel Krokidas & Bluestein LLP
David Brody, Sherin and Lodgen LLP
Betsy Byra, Boston University School of Law
Brendan Carter, AGCMA – Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts
Kate Carter, Dain, Torpy, Le Ray, Wiest & Garner, P.C.
Alison Casey, Nutter McClennen & Fish
Alexandra Clionsky, Boston University School of Law
Brandon Clippinger, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc.
Megan Coneeny, McLane Middleton
Kathleen Cruickshank, Murphy & King
Bernardo Cuadra, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
Allen David, Peabody & Arnold LLP
Emma Days, Ropes & Gray LLP
Joan Densberger, Boston University
Andrew Farrington, Nutter McClennen & Fish
Edward Ferrante, D’Ambrosio Brown LLP
David Ferrera, Nutter McClennen & Fish
John Fiske, Healy, Fiske, Richmond & Matthew, LLP
John Fitzpatrick, Laredo & Smith, LLP
Ben Franklin, Nutter McClennen & Fish
Heather Gamache, Prince Lobel Tye LLP
Lindsey Gil, Peabody & Arnold LLP
Caitlin Glynn, Nutter McClennen & Fish
Cortney Godin , Peabody & Arnold LLP
Maria Granik, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
Peter Haley, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Adam Hamel, McLane Middleton, Professional Association
Richard Harper, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
Eric Haskell, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
Dorothy Heebner, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Jennifer Henricks, Gesmer Updegrove LLP
Rachel Hershfang, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
Lillian Hirales , Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
Andra Hutchins, Kerstein, Coren & Lichtenstein LLP
Matt Iler, Law Office of W. Matthew Iler, Esq.
Ethan Jeffrey, Murphy & King
Daniel Johnston, Sherin and Lodgen LLP
Hannah Joseph, Beck Reed Riden LLP
Matthew Kane , Laredo & Smith, LLP
Kristyn Kelley, Peabody & Arnold LLP
Erica Kim, Nutter McClennen & Fish
Brian Killoy, Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP
Kelly Kirby, Burns & Levinson LLP
Nathaniel Koslof, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Caroline Kupiec, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Mark Larsen, Committee for Public Counsel Services
Brian Lee, Nutter McClennen & Fish
Chris Lindstrom, Nutter McClennen & Fish
Lisa Locher, Greater Boston Legal Services
Ann Lowery, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Victoria Lu, Boston University School of Law
Carolyn Marcotte, Barclay Damon, LLP
Stephanie Mariani, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Mary Martin, Nutter McClennen & Fish
Julie Martin, Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP
Sa’adiyah Masoud, Nutter McClennen & Fish
Katy Mezaros, Nutter McClennen & Fish
Michael McDermott, Dain, Torpy, Le Ray, Wiest & Garner, P.C.
Lisa Menelly, Raytheon Company
Louis Mercedes, Jones Day
David Michel, Sherin and Lodgen LLP
Christina Miller, Suffolk University Law School
Michael Millett, Marsh, Inc.
Laura Mittelman, Burns & Levinson LLP
Patricia Natale , Rockland Trust Company
Sean Nehill, Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA)
Joseph Nevins , Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc.
Emily Notini, Goodwin Procter LLP
Wadner Oge, Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners
Alexa O’Keefe, Nutter McClennen & Fish
Barbara O’Toole, Sherin and Lodgen LLP
Greg Pakhladzhyan
Gregory Paonessa, Burns & Levinson LLP
Andrea Peraner, Sweet Fitch Law Partners LLP
Cassandra Prince, Nutter McClennen & Fish
Susanne Reardon, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
Timothy Rennie, Nutter McClennen & Fish
Lauren Reznick, Massachusetts Land Court
Margaret Hoyt Rupert, Nutter McClennen & Fish
Ryan Rosenblatt, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Michael Rossi, Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP
Payal Salsburg , Laredo & Smith, LLP
Glenn Schley, Schmidt & Federico, P.C.
Leanne Scott, Baker Newman Noyes
Christina Simpson, The Law Office of Christina Simpson
Gary Smith
Mariel Smith, Nutter, McClennen & Fish
Amy Spector, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
Samantha Spellman, Nutter, McClennen & Fish
Jared Spinell, Rubin and Rudman, LLP
Carol Starkey, Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP
Danielle Starr, Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster
Aaron Staudinger, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Margaret Strauss, Arrowood LLP
Xiaoxue Sun, Boston University School of Law
Glen Tagliamonte, Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP
Viktor Theiss, Casner & Edwards, LLP
Alexis Theriault, Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP
Erika Todd, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Sudeshna Trivedi, Public Health Advocacy Institute
Chelsea Tryder, Locke Lord LLP
Marilyn Wellington, Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners
Brian Whiteley, Barclay Damon, LLP
Edward Whitesell, Jr., Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of Boston
Connie Wong, Boston Fire Department
Kristin Youkana, Schmidt & Federico, P.C.
Liuyang Yu, Boston University School of Law

If you’re interested in volunteering for this program next year, please email Hannah Poor at [email protected]