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Casino Night: Support the Summer Jobs Program & Boston’s Youth

The Boston Bar Association’s Summer Jobs Program employs dozens of teens each year and is an integral component in connecting high school students with law firms and offices looking to make a positive impact in a student’s life. During employment, students develop invaluable skills in an educational and hands-on professional environment.

Erica Juris, a former intern at Nelson Mullins and current freshman at Pace University, spoke about her time participating in the program. “Last summer I was exposed to so many new aspects of the law that I was unaware of. Between informational interviews with attorneys in the office and having the opportunity to sit in on a hearing in a current case, and just working day-to-day in the office on ongoing cases, I got to learn so much and have experiences I wouldn’t be able to have unless I was a working attorney. This opportunity was crucial in helping me decide the path I want to follow in my future, and my decision to attend law school and become a lawyer.”

Erica shares the same reflective memories with Sarah Ramírez, a former intern at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, a position that was sponsored by the Boston Bar Foundation’s M. Ellen Carpenter Fund. “The best part of my internship was second sitting ADAs on jury and bench trials at the Dorchester Division of the Boston Municipal Court. There, I studied the cases (the charges, defendants’ and victims’ story) before the trial dates. It was a really good experience for me to witness objections and hear the judges’ rulings on them, in addition to listening to the witness’s testimonies and feeling the tension when cross examination happens.”

Now a junior at Fenway High School, Sarah understands the unique opportunity the Summer Jobs Program provided. “Overall, I got to do office work and witness court proceedings and would recommend this program because this experience opened my eyes to a whole new world about prosecution and it was really interesting to see and learn about talking to witnesses and defense lawyers.”

As we ramp up to celebrate the 10th Annual Casino Night on April 18, 2019, we must recognize that Sarah’s position, as well as seven other positions in 2018, were made possible by the M. Ellen Carpenter Fund. Proceeds from Casino Night support the M. Ellen Carpenter Fund, which provides stipends to a handful of student interns in the Summer Jobs Program, as well as supporting other youth initiatives of the BBA. The interns sponsored by the Carpenter Fund work at public interest organizations, including legal services and courts, over the summer. These students participate in the program alongside interns hired directly by law firms and other legal offices.

Legal offices that choose to participate in the Summer Jobs Program find the experience equally as rewarding as the students. Connecting, mentoring, and educating the youth of Boston creates a brighter and more meaningful future for all.

If you are interested in hiring a student in 2019 or would like more information, please contact Cassandra Shavney at [email protected]. And don’t forget to purchase your tickets to the 10th Annual Casino Night to support the M. Ellen Carpenter Fund!

Casino Night for Summer Jobs Breaks Records

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Last Thursday over 200 guests, 48 firms and organizations, and numerous local businesses teamed up to raise over $45,000 at the Boston Bar Foundation’s 7th annual Casino Night for Summer Jobs – marking a record year for the fundraiser. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to fund the BBA Summer Jobs program.  The program, which is a collaboration among the BBA, Boston Public Schools, the Mayor’s Office and law firms throughout Boston, has provided more than 750 summer employment opportunities for young people since 1993.  The Boston Bar Foundation will provide 10 paid internships this summer at area non-profits, government offices and the courts through the BBA Summer Jobs Program.

At the event guests explored two floors full of authentic casino games to test out their gambling skills, while enjoying food and drinks. The entertainment didn’t stop there; guests entered into raffles, watched magic tricks, and competed for silent auction prizes.

We hope that you enjoyed Casino Night and will take a chance to scroll through our event album.  Thank you for your contribution to this important cause.  If your firm or organization is interested in hiring a student this summer, or for more information on supporting Summer Jobs, contact Katie D’Angelo at [email protected].

Thank you to our supporters

ALL IN SPONSORS
The following firms and companies have committed to hiring a student to work in their offices for Summer 2016.
Boston Redevelopment Authority
Brown Rudnick LLP
Burns & Levinson LLP*
Chu, Ring & Hazel LLP
Collora LLP
Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP
DLA Piper LLP
Foley Hoag LLP
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP*
Goodwin Procter LLP*
Hinckley Allen
Holland & Knight LLP
McCarter & English, LLP
Margolis & Bloom
Locke Lord, LLP
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Peabody & Arnold LLP
Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of Boston*
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Prince Lobel Tye LLP
Pierce Atwood LLP
Shaevel & Krems
Proskauer Rose LLP
Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
Sherin and Lodgen LLP
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.
Thornton Law Firm LLP
Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP*
Verrill Dana LLP
*Denotes the hiring of more than one student.

ACE SUPPORTERS
The following supporters have donated the full cost of funding a paid position for a Summer Jobs student in a non-profit, government office or court for Summer 2016.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc.
EMC Corporation
Eastern Bank
Evidox Corporation
Hemenway & Barnes LLP

KING SUPPORTERS
The following supporters have provided valuable donations representing half the cost of providing a public interest position for a Summer Jobs student for Summer 2016.
Anderson & Kreiger LLP
Arrowood Peters LLP
Floyd Advisory, LLC
FTI Consulting
Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP
LeClairRyan
Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C.
Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP
Morningside Translations
Schwartz Hannum PC

SUMMER JOBS DONORS
Dain, Torpy, Le Ray, Wiest & Garner, P.C.
Donovan Hatem, LLP

Thank you to our individual supporters and donors