Annual Pro Bono Fair Draws Large Crowd

Executive Director Barbara Mitchell (Community Legal Services and Counseling Center) introduced herself to attendees and shared volunteer opportunities for law students and new attorneys at her office.

Executive Director Barbara Mitchell (Community Legal Services and Counseling Center) introduced herself to attendees and shared volunteer opportunities for law students and new attorneys at her office.

Law students and New Lawyers lined up on Monday evening to attend the annual Pro Bono Fair, co-hosted by the BBA and Suffolk Law School. Twenty-nine legal service agencies and local nonprofits showed up to recruit new volunteers and to meet the next generation of attorneys.

New Lawyers Public Service Committee Co-Chair Kate Swartz (Torres, Scammon & Day, LLP), who helped recruit legal service organizations to participate in the Fair and assisted with check in, explained that the Fair is a great opportunity “to network with experienced attorneys and learn about ways to give back to their community.”

Bummed you missed the event? Don’t worry, the BBA snagged a copy of the Pro Bono Fair Guide. Click here to find your next pro bono opportunity.

Take look below for more images from the Fair:

Joanna Allison (Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association) welcome attendees and encouraged them to get involved in VLP’s pro bono efforts.

Joanna Allison (Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association) welcomed attendees and encouraged them to get involved in VLP’s pro bono efforts.

Steve Russo (LARC) told attendees about volunteer opportunities at his office.

Steve Russo (LARC) told attendees about volunteer opportunities at his office.

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