Daily Archives: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Volunteer for the 2015 BBA Law Day in the Schools Program

"Last year, attorneys loved the opportunity to work with Boston public elementary, middle, and high school students through the BBA Law Day in the Schools Program."

Last year, attorneys loved the opportunity to work with Boston public elementary, middle, and high school students through the BBA Law Day in the Schools Program.

Spring is finally here and the BBA is gearing up for the annual Law Day in the Schools Program.  If you’re interested in sharing your passion for the law with Boston public high school students, don’t miss the opportunity to volunteer for this year’s program on April 29th, April 30th, May 1st, May 4th, May 5th, or May 6th. Volunteers will teach elementary, middle, and high school students about the theme, “Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law” during one class period. Don’t be scared off if you can’t remember your high school lesson on the Magna Carta! Attorneys can volunteer in pairs, and we provide all of the materials needed to present on the topic.

Click here to view the available sessions.

Mayor Walsh Continues His Call for Summer Jobs Employers

The BBA continued to step up its commitment to the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program by placing a record-breaking 64 Boston high school students in paid internships at Boston law firms, legal departments, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations through the BBA Summer Jobs Program. The BBF also increased its commitment to the program by funding 14 of these paid positions at non-profit community organizations, government offices and courts.

The BBA continues to support the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program by placing Boston high school students in paid internships at Boston law firms, legal departments, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

You may remember this article, which highlighted the Mayor Walsh’s personal phone calls to employers asking them to hire Boston youth this summer. Well, the Mayor’s at it again. This time, he’s reaching out to the larger business community with a personal call to hire Boston teens through an article in the Boston Business Journal.

In the article he wrote, “We take pride in how highly Boston ranks in so many measures of success. But we also rank among the cities with the greatest inequality. We are fighting it on many fronts. But none is more important than getting our young people the opportunities they deserve. They are the next generation of Boston’s workers, innovators, and leaders. Help me prepare them—and us—for success. All they need is a chance.”

While 43 legal offices have stepped up to support Boston youth, there is still a greater need. Every year the BBA receives over 100 applications and we have to turn away talent and eager Boston public high school students because we don’t have enough positions. However, this is where your office can help. Are you interested in joining Mayor Walsh’s efforts to provide Boston teens with a valuable summer job? Click here to learn more.

Don’t forget to check out the list below to see if your office has already committed to the program:

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