Over the weekend, members from the Boston Bar Association volunteered at the Greater Boston Food Bank helping to sort and pack food for families across Eastern Massachusetts. The volunteers for the day made 13, 356 meals possible and sorted over 16, 500 lbs of food. Thank you to our BBA members dedicated to giving back to the community!
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Each year, the Boston Bar Association’s New Lawyers Public Service Committee organizes a volunteer event at Pine Street Inn, an organization dedicated to helping Boston’s homeless. Recently, BBA members volunteered to serve dinner at The Men’s Inn, a nightly emergency shelter service which supports 350 men each night. We’re proud of our members helping our community!
If you’re interested in Pine Street Inn’s work, you can read about their services online.
From teaching over 1,500 students their Miranda Rights to instituting a Bar Exam Coaching Program, 2016 was a successful year at the BBA. For highlights and our favorite photos from the year, read on to see how you and your colleagues contributed to our public services initiatives in 2016.
Thank you for a wonderful year, we can’t wait to kickoff 2017 with you!
Over the weekend, BBA members volunteered their time at The Greater Boston Food Bank helping sort donated food for distribution. During the 2.5 hour shift, the BBA members and other volunteers sorted 23,567 pounds of food, making 17,675 meals possible for those in need in the Greater Boston Area. If you couldn’t make it out on Saturday or would like to participate in a similar volunteer opportunity in the future, the New Lawyers Public Service Committee is planning events throughout 2016 and 2017. Keep an eye out for a second event at The Greater Boston Food Bank over the next few months.
As we approach 2017, many recent law school graduates are preparing to take the February Bar Exam. The Boston Bar Association wants to help those studying manage their mental, emotional, and practical preparation through our Bar Exam Coaching Program. We’re currently recruiting for both law school graduates taking the February exam and attorneys to act as coaches. See below for specific information and to sign-up!
Law School Grads:
Are you taking the Massachusetts Bar Exam in February 2017?
We know you’ve got the academic part of your bar prep under control, but let us help out with the rest. We are ready to connect you with attorney-coaches from diverse personal and professional backgrounds to offer guidance on:
- time management
- effective study techniques
- stress management
- dealing with anxiety
If you are taking the February exam and would like to be connected with a coach, please complete the online information form.
Could you offer a helping hand to an applicant sitting for the February 2017 Bar Exam?
We are seeking attorneys to serve as coaches to bar exam applicants sitting for the Massachusetts Bar Exam this February. This is a short term commitment with a big impact. Coaches are not expected to answer substantive law questions, but will be trained to offer guidance on mental preparation, confidence, study tips, time & stress management, and dealing with anxiety. Coaches will communicate with their applicant by e-mail, by phone, or in person.
A training video and coaching guidelines will be provided.
If you would like to volunteer to be a coach, please complete our online information form before Friday, November 11th.
Finally, while not required, you’re invited to join us for our Bar Coaching Kick Off Reception – Monday, November 14th, from 5:30 – 7:30PM!
Meet with applicants, coaches, judges, and bar leaders over pizza. We’ll talk with recent exam-takers about strategies that worked from them. We’ll also hear from successful attorneys and judges who struggled in their first attempt at taking the exam.
If you have any questions, please contact Cassandra Shavney at [email protected] or at 617-778-1918.