Posts Tagged: Public Service

Students Selected for the BBA’s 2022 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summer Fellowship Program 

Thanks to funding from the Boston Bar Foundation (BBF) Beacon Fund for Diversity & Inclusion, the BBF Charles P. Normandin Fund and generous firm sponsors Nutter and Pierce Atwood, the BBA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summer Fellowship program has increased in size from 6 students to 10.

Each fellow will receive a $6,000 stipend for the summer and will also gain practical experience in developing legal research and writing skills, expanding professional networks, and access to programming at the BBA. In addition, the fellows are paired with a mentor from the BBA’s Diversity Equity & Inclusion Section.

This year’s Summer Fellows are:

Keanna Joseph, a second-year student from Northeastern University School of Law, who will be interning at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
Joshua Lopez, a second-year student at Suffolk University Law School who will be interning at the Committee for Public Counsel Services
Eliza Manriquez, a third-year student from New England Law Boston, who will be interning at the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families
Brooke Tideman, a second-year student from New England Law Boston, who will be interning at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Nicholas Lopez, a second-year student from Boston College Law School, who will be interning at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue
Haley Albee, a third-year student from Boston College Law School, who will be interning at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
George Boateng, a second-year student from Boston University School of Law, who will be interning at the Massachusetts Port Authority
Arianna Fisher, a second-year student at New England Law Boston, who will be interning at the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General
Darren Boykin, a second-year student from New England Law Boston, who will be interning at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
William Merriweather, a second-year student from New England Law Boston, who will be interning at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

Keanna “Nie” Joseph, Northeastern University School of Law
Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office

As a 2L at Northeastern University School of Law, Keanna is involved in the Black Law Student Association on campus. From her application, she notes, “as an aspiring litigator with a strong interest in civil law and a commitment to public service, I would be honored to intern with the Attorney General’s Office. Having spent a lifetime watching my parents, an Army soldier and a government employee, serve their adopted country, I am excited to give back to my country as a first-born American citizen and first-generation lawyer. I am particularly excited to work with a community of lawyers who have dedicated themselves to being “the people’s lawyer.”

Joshua Lopez, Suffolk University Law School
Committee for Public Counsel Services

As a 2L at Suffolk University Law School, Joshua is involved in the Black Law Student Association and the Latin American Law Student Association. From his application, he notes, “my motivation is driven by my desire to become a professional that as a child I pictured as a superhero: to be the face that younger Black and brown students can look to as an example for who they can become. I hope to use my privilege as a current law student and future attorney to continue promoting diversity and inclusion efforts in the field.”

Eliza Manriquez, New England Law | Boston
Department of Children and Families

As a 3L at New England Law Boston, Eliza is involved in various law school and community leadership initiatives, including the Law School Disability Advocacy Coalition and the Identify Affirmation Project. She notes, when reflecting on prior work experience, “I assisted in hosting events related to issues of gender equity and its multiple intersections, specifically relating to race, disability, and LGBTQ+ matters.” As a native Spanish speaker, she strives to use her experiences to give a voice to others, including immigrants and other marginalized communities.

Brooke Tideman, New England School of Law Boston
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

As a 2L at New England School of Law, Brooke is involved in the Public Interest Law Association, and OUTLaws, a student group for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. Brooke notes in their application that “diversity in the workplace allows for better representation of clients as they are more likely to find legal professionals that they feel comfortable and safe working with, and it allows for more empathy when interacting with clients. The work that Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection environment has reminded me of why I decided to pursue a legal career: to help protect our planet and the people living here.”

Nicholas Lopez, Boston College Law School
Massachusetts Department of Revenue

As a 2L at BC Law, Nick has developed an interest in helping individuals facing financial hardships. From his application, he notes, “the sense of duty to immigrant families that has fueled my interest in law school grew by seeing families much like my own struggle to pay rent in gentrified areas. Understanding the perspectives of both the landlords and tenants, I became fascinated with finding economic and legal solutions that reduce the externalities of gentrification. Learning about the benefits that are offered in the tax code would equip me with the legal and practical knowledge needed to better serve my clients.”

Haley Albee, Boston College Law School
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

As a 3L at Boston College Law School, Haley continues her passion of eradicating discrimination and advocating for the expansion of civil rights through her involvement in pro bono clinics and internships. From her application, Haley notes that “prior experiences working with criminal justice reform advocates has solidified my desire to pursue a career centered around a career in public service to ensure our Constitutional rights are safeguarded. An internship with MCAD this summer would be a tremendous step towards realizing this goal and permit me the opportunity to produce meaningful change.”

George Boateng, Boston University School of Law
Massachusetts Port Authority

As a 2L at Boston University School of Law, George was elected recently as the President of the Black Law Student Association, is involved in the BU First Generation Professionals Group, and is a student ambassador for the BU Law Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. From his application, George notes, “I take the privilege of law school seriously. I push myself daily while also trying to be a positive influence. The substantive experience of legal writing and researching this internship at Massport provides is invaluable to the profession. Furthermore, the mentorship and the ability to be around lawyers will be vital to my belief that I can thrive in this profession.”

Arianna Fisher, New England Law Boston
Office of the Inspector General

As a 2L at New England, Arianna is involved on campus in the First Generation Students’ Support Group, the Identity Affirmation Project and the CORI Initiative. Arianna notes “I am eager for the opportunity to learn from an internship at the OIG and to hone my research skills, deepen my understanding of administrative law and regulatory compliance, and contribute to the OIG’s mission of promoting efficiency and transparency in government. As a woman and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, with an interdisciplinary background in both the arts and sciences, I can bring a diverse voice and set of experiences to the legal profession.”

Darren Boykin, New England Law | Boston
United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts

As a 2L at New England, Darren is involved as a student volunteer with the CORI Initiative on campus. From his application, Darren states, “participation in this fellowship would provide me with the opportunity to explore an area of the law that I allowed imposter syndrome to close off. In my undergraduate studies, I had longed to learn more about business as I felt it was an opportunity to foster generational wealth. Commercial law offers the unique opportunity to combine these two desires of developing an understanding of business and finance, while also helping others. I also believe that participation in this fellowship would allow me to harness my research skills, gain an esteemed mentor, and to ultimately achieve my professional goals.”

Rev. William D. Merriweather III, New England Law | Boston
Suffolk Country District Attorney’s Office

As a 2L at New England, William is involved in the Black Law Student Association and the Justice Initiative as a law fellow. From his application, William notes, “as the only black male in my section of 107 law students, I will bring with me diverse thoughts, a bounty of unique experiences and a spirit of inclusion. Overall, I wish to be an active and positively contributing member of my community. I can really see myself thriving at the District Attorney’s office. I am here because of the hard work of those who came before me along with the dedication of my own mind, heart, and hands.”

For more information about how to support the BBF, please contact Erica Southerland at esoutherland@bostonbar.org.

Bar Exam Coaching Program February 2022 Recap

Since its inception in 2015, the Boston Bar Association’s Bar Exam Coaching Program has matched 311 exam takers with coaches that assist with the non-substantive aspects of the bar exam. The program has two sessions each year, preparing exam takers for both the February and July exams. We recently wrapped up the February session for those taking the bar on February 22nd & 23rd, 2022.

This program would not be possible without our volunteer coaches. Coaches provide applicants with advice as they prepare for the bar-exam as well as a direct support system from someone who has been in the applicant’s shoes before. Join us in thanking our list of volunteers below!

Karen Bobadilla (De Novo)

Sydney Burns (Prince Lobel Tye LLP)

Rick Darst (Brown Rudnick LLP)

Brian Galletta (Brian K. Galletta –Attorney at Law)

Kaitlyn Gauck (Women’s Bar Foundation)

Lauren Hamill (Day Pitney LLP)

Karen Iovaine (Iovaine Legal, PC)

Cory Lamz (Buoy Health, INC)

Kristy Lavigne (MA Office of Bar Counsel)

Ginny Lee (Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C.)

Leslie Ann Lopez (Buoy Health)

Kianna Phillips ((Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C.)

Cassandra Prince (Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP)

Cassie Ramos (Biogen Inc)

Simone Shapiro (Atwood & Cherny)

Erica Tritta (Law Office of Erica J. Tritta)

Benn Waters (Lusha Systems)

Cecily Wilbanks (Greenberg Traurig, LLP)

In addition to the bar coaching component of our program, the BBA also hosted three workshops. These workshops provided substantive and practical advice to applicants, providing them with crucial information to help improve their scores and overall well-being while preparing for the bar exam.

Our first workshop, led by Adrian Velazquez (Committee for Public Counsel Services) and Eunice Aikins-Afful (Dragonfly Therapeutics) on January 4th, provided attendees with crucial tips for the essay portions of the exam. Our Stress Management workshop on January 11th, led by Dr. Healy (Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc.), encouraged our bar applicants to prioritize their mental health as they prepare for the exam and it provided them with valuable resources to rely on for support. Our last workshop, led by Professor Robert Coulthard (New England School of Law) on February 9th, focused on preparing for the MBE and MPT portions of the bar exam.

We wish all of the February 2022 applicants in our Bar Exam Coaching Program the greatest luck and success with the exam and we look forward to offering this program again to July applicants!

The BBA Bar Exam Coaching Program is made possible by the Boston Bar Foundation Public Service Grant, which supports the public service and pro bono projects of the BBA.

Boston Bar Leads Groundbreaking Collaboration to Provide Public Outreach for Students’ Rights

The Boston Bar Association (BBA) today announced a new collaboration with Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) to provide a series of presentations designed to increase awareness about students’ rights, following a recent class action settlement agreement. This new project is the first of its kind and establishes a new collaboration model for a bar association, the private bar, and the legal services community.

The program will feature presentations given by BBA members currently enrolled in its Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP) to a series of community groups, including community centers, health service organizations, and parent and student groups. The program is part of the BBA’s larger Service Innovation Project, designed to advance efforts to dismantle the cradle-to-prison pipeline in Massachusetts. The cradle-to-prison pipeline is a mechanism by which social and economic disparities contribute to a “pipeline” where children of color, children with disabilities, and children from low-income families are disproportionately funneled into the system of mass incarceration. The BBA’s project focuses on the educational system’s role in the pipeline.

“We are thrilled by this partnership with the BBA to spread the word of this new settlement agreement,” said Elizabeth McIntyre, Staff Attorney and Director of the School to Prison Pipeline Intervention Project at GBLS. “It is absolutely critical that the families most affected by this settlement are able to use it as a tool as they continue to fight for their schools.”

“This project gives our class the opportunity to create meaningful change in our communities and demonstrate the value that lawyers can bring in jumpstarting social change,” said Jared Shwartz, a current member of PILP and an associate at Hinckley Allen. “An education can open so many doors; dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline ensures that we do not unduly disadvantage a segment of our community that needs access to these types of opportunities.”

The settlement stems from a complaint, filed against Boston Public Schools by GBLS, which asserted that the school system had unlawfully suspended three minor clients of GBLS. Boston Public Schools has committed to several changes that aim to end unlawful student suspensions, decrease overall suspensions, and foster powerful, compassionate learning communities.

PILP participant Lavinia Weizel, associate at Mintz, said, “Working on a project to help dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline in Massachusetts seemed like a great fit for our PILP class this year. As a group, we were eager to participate in a project that would enable us to connect with the broader community and contribute to tackling important legal and social issues. Our work in this initiative has been a great learning experience.”

The presentations are expected to begin next month. Learn more about the BBA here and GBLS here.

The Service Innovation Project is made possible by the Burnes Innovation in Service Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation.

Public Interest Leadership Program Application Available Now

The Boston Bar Association is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2019-2020 class of Public Interest Leaders. The BBA’s Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP) is a unique leadership program for new lawyers that promotes civic engagement and public service by advancing the leadership role of lawyers in service to their community, the profession, and the Commonwealth.

If you’re interested in learning more the program, we invite you to join us on Tuesday, March 12th from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at the BBA. The information session will feature PILP alumni who will provide insight into the program, discuss the application process, reflect on their experiences, and answer questions. If you’d like to attend, please register here.

Eligible applicants are BBA Members who have graduated law school within the past 10 years and demonstrate a commitment to public service and their community. The Program has four specific purposes:

  • To identify and recognize present and future leaders in the BBA and the Boston legal community.
  • To contribute to the professional and leadership development of promising young attorneys.
  • To integrate young leaders into the BBA and its public service landscape — at the same time significantly contributing to the public interest.
  • To build a powerful alumni network of lawyer leaders who, by their actions, demonstrate that part of being a successful lawyer is giving back to the community.

To download the application, please click here. Applications are due March 29, 2019  to Francine Alexandre at falexandre@bostonbar.org

The current PILP class consists of 23 accomplished attorneys selected due to their commitment to pro bono and community service. Each accomplished in their field, they’re joining a network of nearly 200 PILP alumni who’ve gone on to serve the BBA in other capacities and carry their passion for serving the public interest into the community.

Volunteer for Citizenship Day 2017

Citizenship Day in Boston is the largest citizenship workshop in New England. This year, Project Citizenship*, the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, Goodwin Procter, and Eastern Bank are hosting the 4th annual event.

Since 2014, over 600 people have applied for citizenship on Citizenship Day in Boston. Project Citizenship expects to serve over 350 this year!

Citizenship Day in Boston provides free legal services to hundreds of immigrants but they are in need of volunteers for the event. Citizenship Day 2017 will take place on Saturday, September 23rd at the Reggie Lewis Center (1350 Tremont St. Roxbury, MA 02120). Volunteers will assist with a variety of tasks including assisting applicants with completing the 20-page application. Attendance is mandatory at one of Project Citizenship’s training sessions if you want to assist with completing the forms, even if you have volunteered at the event in the past.

To volunteer for the event and select which training you would like to attend, please fill out this form.

If you have any questions regarding the event, don’t hesitate to reach out to Project Citizenship at info@projectcitizenship.org or by phone at 617-694-5949.

*Project Citizenship is a 2017 Grantee of the Boston Bar Foundation.

One-Time Volunteer Opportunities Throughout the Spring

With temperatures hitting 60 degrees this week, we can’t help but dream of the warmer weather to come. Looking ahead to spring, the BBA has a number of one-time volunteer opportunities working with various community and environmental organizations. We hope you’ll sign-up for one (or more!) of the below events to give back to your community while meeting other BBA members!

Volunteer with The Greater Boston Food Bank
Saturday, March 11, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Greater Boston Food Bank – 70 South Bay Avenue, Boston, MA

Volunteer at Cradles to Crayons
Saturday, March 25, 2017 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Cradles to Crayons – 155 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA

Annual Charles River Clean Up
Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MA

Volunteer on the Farm: The Food Project Serve & Grow
Saturday, May 6, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Lynn Farm – 1 Collins Terrace, Lynn, MA

Spring Woodland Restoration Event at Allandale Woods Urban Wild
Friday, May 19, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Allandale Woods Urban Wild, Roslindale, MA

Last year’s crew at the Annual Charles River Clean-Up enjoying some sun and beautifying the Esplanade.

Attend an Upcoming Public Service Program at the BBA!

Start your new year by attending one of the BBA’s upcoming public service programs. From pro bono trainings to informational brown bags, there’s sure to be a program that interests you. Take a look below!

No Buyers, No Business. Combatting Human Trafficking by Targeting the Demand
Monday, January 23, 2017, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
At this program, you’ll learn the role of demand reduction in combatting commercial sexual exploitation, the scope of the issue of commercial exploitation in Boston, local efforts deployed by CEASE Boston to combat demand, and the role prosecutorial innovation can play in support of efforts to increase the consequential penalties for the purchase of illegal commercial sex by buyers.

Pro Bono Training: How to Prepare a Bankruptcy
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM

This training will inform attendees how to take on pro bono bankruptcy cases and represent pro bono debtors.

Pro Bono Training: Representing Debtors in Small Claims Court
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The panelists will discuss the launch of the Lawyer for the Day Fair Debt Collection Clinic in Small Claims Court at the Boston Municipal Court Central Division and how attorneys can volunteer at the clinic.

A Year in Photos – Public Service in 2016

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.

Over 1,000 guests attended the 2016 John and Abigail Adams Benefit at the Museum of Fine Arts. Each year, our premier fundraiser provides support for the legal services organizations in our community. We're grateful for the over $600,000 raised in 2016.

Over 1,000 guests attended the 2016 John and Abigail Adams Benefit at the Museum of Fine Arts. Each year, our premier fundraiser provides support for the legal services organizations in our community. We’re grateful for the over $600,000 raised in 2016.

Molly Baldwin, Executive Director of Roca, accepts the 2016 Public Service Award on behalf of the organization. Roca was recognized for their work reducing recidivism and improving employment rates for young men in Massachusetts.

Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, addresses the crowd at Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid. Each year, hundreds of private attorneys and civil legal aid advocates converge on the Massachusetts State House to demonstrate their support for state funding of civil legal aid.

Anuj Kheterpal, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, leads a session of the Reentry Education Program at the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts. Presenting on topics ranging from family law, affordable housing, and CORI sealing, the Reentry Education Program provides useful information and resources to probationers in our community.

The BBA’s Military and Veterans Committee works throughout the year to both address the legal needs of our veterans community and also provide a space for attorneys who have served or are serving in the military the chance to connect. Luncheons held throughout the year provide an informal, conversational means for veteran attorneys to connect.

One of the most anticipated events of the year is always the BBA’s Casino Night for Summer Jobs. Inside the BBA, the rooms are transformed into a functioning casino spaces for guests to enjoy throughout the building. All proceeds from the event support our Summer Jobs program. Specifically, donations allow high school students the opportunity to work at legal services organizations, courts, and government agencies that may not otherwise have the resources to hire a student.

For over ten years, the M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy program has taught high school students financial responsibility. Above, students from Peabody Veterans Memorial High School visit Judge Joan N. Feeney’s courtroom to learn the consequences of filing for bankruptcy.

Members of the Boston Bar Foundation’s Society of Fellows gaze at an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts last spring. The Society of Fellows is a group of over 400 attorneys who’ve pledged their support for the BBA’s public service initiatives.

An active group within the BBA, the New Lawyers Public Service Committee plans nearly monthly volunteer events for attorneys to give back to their community through direct service. Here, BBA volunteers are working with the Charles River Watershed Association to clean-up the banks of the Charles River.

As part of the annual Law Day activities each spring, the BBA hosts its Law Day in the Schools program through which attorney volunteers introduce students in kindergarten to 12th grade to the legal profession and legal issues. In 2016, Law Day in the Schools focused on Miranda Rights, which seemed especially to resonate with students during a year marked by discussion of the balance of power between law enforcement and citizens.

At the 2016 Law Day Dinner, former BBA President Jack Regan, WilmerHale, was presented the Thurgood Marshall Award for his commitment to public service. Regan has tirelessly worked to support pro bono services for military personnel, veterans, and their families.

The John G. Brooks Legal Services Award was presented at Law Day Dinner to Daniel Nagin, founder of the Veterans Legal Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School. Nagin also helped start the Low Income Tax Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School.

Pairings: A Gourmet Evening for Public Service supports all of the public service programs of the BBA. Guests of the event are treated to delicious dishes from area restaurants while learning about the programs their contribution supports.

Throughout the year, the BBA hosts numerous pro bono trainings on a range of practice areas. We partner with many legal services organizations to connect our members to their pro bono opportunities. Above, attorneys lead a training on how to volunteer for the Family Law Court Clinic at the Court Service Center.

Massachusetts State Senator Jamie Eldridge addresses the audience at the BBA’s Juvenile Restorative Justice Program. The symposium focused on restorative justice initiatives in the Commonwealth as particularly related to the state’s youth. This event was the culmination of the 12th Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP) class’ 14-month program. PILP promotes civic engagement and public service by advancing the leadership roles of new lawyers. Throughout the program, the class examines various issues facing our community and concludes with a symposium of entirely their design.

Summer is a beloved time at the BBA because it means that law firms, courts, government agencies, and legal services organizations across the city will host high school student interns as part of our Summer Jobs Program. Students gain valuable insight into the legal profession and office work experience as they intern during their summer break. Students are also provided Enrichment Seminars, which enhance their experience and provide exposure to various legal careers, the workings of the Supreme Judicial Court, and more.

Janet Bostwick, Janet E. Bostwick, PC, was acknowledged this past year for her devotion to the M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program. Bostwick was appointed head of the Financial Literacy Committee by her dear and late friend, M. Ellen Carpenter in 2004 and has since grown the program to teach over 500 students a year. Bostwick stepped down from the Committee after 12 years and we’re thankful for her service.

Law students and attorneys met with various legal services organizations and government agencies as they browsed the Pro Bono Fair & Open House in October. The event draws scores of people each year and provides organizations the chance to attract new volunteers.

BBA President Carol Starkey, Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP, meets with Katy Buckland, principal of UP Academy Boston. The BBA President participates in Principal for a Day each year to gain insight into the day-to-day activities of the students many of our public service programs impact.

 

Thank you for a wonderful year, we can’t wait to kickoff 2017 with you!

Give Thanks, Give Back

Let the BBA connect you with opportunities to serve the community alongside fellow Members – become trained as a Lawyer for the Day in the Boston Housing Court, volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Bank or with Cradles to Crayons. You can also help give hope and guidance to a law school grad preparing to take the Bar Exam.

Give back while you prepare to give thanks!

Volunteer with The Greater Boston Food Bank
Saturday, November 12, 2016 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Greater Boston Food Bank – 70 South Bay Avenue, Boston, MA

Come join members of the New Lawyers Section as we partner with other volunteers to help “End Hunger Here.” This event will be an excellent opportunity to enjoy the company of fellow lawyers in a non-professional setting.

Pro Bono Training: Landlord Tenant Law Basics
Monday, November 14, 2016 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Boston Bar Association – 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

This training will cover the basics of summary process law in landlord / tenant cases and how to represent both landlords and tenants in a summary process eviction matter.You’ll be prepared to volunteer for Lawyer for the Day in the Boston Housing Court.

Bar Exam Coaching – Call for Volunteers!
Bar Coaching Reception – Monday, November 14, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Boston Bar Association – 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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. To sign-up to volunteer, fill out this information form. If you would like to share information about this program with a law school graduate preparing to take the February exam, please direct them to this sign-up form.

If able, please join us at the Bar Exam Coaching Kick-Off Reception. You’ll meet with applicants, coaches, judges, and bar leaders and talk with recent exam-takers about strategies that worked for them.

Volunteer at Cradles to Crayons
Saturday, December 17, 2016 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Cradles to Crayons – 155 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA

Join members of the BBA in processing and packaging donations that will be distributed to children across the state through Cradles to Crayons. Cradles to Crayons provide homeless or low-income children with the essential items they need to thrive at home, at school, and at play.

Peek into the Pro Bono Fair

On Tuesday, law students and attorneys mingled with legal services organizations at Suffolk University Law School to learn about pro bono opportunities across the Commonwealth. Over 30 organizations passed out flyers and collected information on potential volunteers. If you were unable to make it to the event, we’ve included a few photos from the evening below and we hope you join us next year!

Representatives from Mass Legal Answers Online and the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association speak with attendees.

Representatives from Mass Legal Answers Online and the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association speak with attendees.

 

Ting Chiu tables for Greater Boston Legal Services

Ting Chiu tables for Greater Boston Legal Services.

 

A Suffolk law student hears more information on Political Asylum Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project

A Suffolk law student hears more information on the Political Asylum Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project.

 

Abbe Hershberg, BBA Family Law Public Service Committee Co-Chair, Carolyn Mitchell and Cassandra Shavney of the BBA, and Michael McDermott, New Lawyers Section Public Service Committee Co-Chair, table on behalf of the Boston Bar Association

(Left to Right) Abbe Hershberg, BBA Family Law Section Public Service Committee Co-Chair, Carolyn Mitchell and Cassandra Shavney of the BBA, and Michael McDermott, BBA New Lawyers Section Public Service Committee Co-Chair, table on behalf of the Boston Bar Association.

 

Law Students and Attorneys meet with numerous organizations and hear about their work and pro bono opportunities.

Law Students and attorneys meet with numerous organizations and hear about their work and pro bono opportunities.

 

An attendee learns about the work of Project Citizenship

An attendee learns about the work of Project Citizenship.

 

Barbara Oro and Rochelle Hahn prepare to explain the new Mass Legal Answers Online Project.

Barbara Oro and Rochelle Hahn gladly explain the new Mass Legal Answers Online Project.

 

If you’d like information on the organizations present at the fair, please email Cassandra Shavney at cshavney@bostonbar.org.