Daily Archives: Thursday, December 10, 2015

Six Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season


If you’re looking to give back this holiday season, look no further! The BBA and BBF have a number of ways for you to support our community:

  • Donate to the BBF Annual Campaign: Generous community members like you make our essential work in the community possible. Each year, thousands of children, adults and families in Greater Boston are thankful for the access to justice and unique educational opportunities that they receive because of generous donors to the BBF. Contribute today to make an impact.
  • Mark your calendars for Walk to the Hill: Join hundreds of private attorneys and civil legal aid advocates at the Massachusetts State House on January 28th to demonstrate your support for state funding of civil legal aid. Be sure to stop by the BBA at 10 am to meet up with other attorneys before heading over to the event. Click here to learn more.
  • Use AmazonSmile: AmazonSmile is a way for you to give back to the BBF in a small way as you finish up your holiday shopping. Just go to smile.amazon.com and log in using your normal Amazon account name and password. Then select the Boston Bar Foundation as your charity and shop as you normally would. The BBF will receive a small percentage of the proceeds from your purchase.
  • Buy a ticket to Adams Benefit: Join the BBF for the John & Abigail Adams Benefit on January 30th at the Museum of Fine Arts for an unforgettable night of live entertainment, gourmet food and beverages and beautiful galleries and exhibits. 100% of the proceeds from the Adams Benefit will be used for direct grants to organizations that serve thousands of individuals and families struggling with issues such as homelessness, domestic violence and various forms of injustice. Learn more about the event and how you can purchase tickets here.
  • Join the BBF’s Society of Fellows: When you join the BBF’s Society of Fellows, you join a community of more than 400 of Boston’s leading attorneys who are committed to investing in our city’s future. Fellows pledge to make contributions to the BBF’s permanent endowment so that the BBF can continue its work in our community. Fellows receive exclusive invitations throughout the year to attend networking events and receptions, and come together to hear from representatives of BBF grantee organizations, public service volunteers and other inspirational speakers. Contact Tara Trask at ttrask@bostonbar.org.





VLP Announces October and November Honor Roll

The Program relies on dedicated volunteers, such as Rob Skinner (Ropes & Gray) and Amy Roy (Ropes & Gray) pictured above, who provide legal assistance to landlords and tenants each week.

The Volunteer Lawyers Project relies on dedicated volunteers, such as Rob Skinner (Ropes & Gray) and Amy Roy (Ropes & Gray) pictured above, who provide legal assistance to landlords and tenants each week through the Lawyer for the Day in the Boston Housing Court Program.

Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association thanks the following attorneys who accepted cases or provided consultation during October and November:

Sam Ames
Mark E. Archer
Robert Burdick
Julie Callahan
Lisa Callahan
Stephen T. Connolly
Derek Constantine
Lusic Corrine
Kt Crossman
Milton D. D’Andrea
Anna R. DiMaria
Mara Dolan
Sean Doran
Meredith Douglas
Nicholas Drew
Jasmine Elatab
Dahlia Fetouh
Kellie W. Fisher
Eric French
Daria Frost
Andres Garron
Genevie Gold
Steven Greenzang
Richard Gruenberger
Celia J. Harrison
Mark Higgins
Scott Hubbell
Katherine Insogna
Sharon V. Jones
Matthew Karambelas
Susan Khurshudyan
Candace Labbe
Esther Laine
Peter V. Lawlor
Julia Lindsey
Jennifer L. Manning-Zoll
Evelyn Venables Moreno
Madelyn Morris
Matthew Morris
Patrick G.H. Mott
Kristofer C. Munroe
Justin Murphy
Oren N. Nimni
Donald R. O’Clair
Walter Oney
Nicholas Pantly
Nina Parker
Steven D. Pohl
John Polley
Stephen Provazza
Jesse Redlener
Margaret A. Reilly
Kenneth Reisman
Ethan Rittershaus
Michael Rossi
Soraya Sadeghi
Ryan Takeo Sakoda
Leah Segal
Cara Sgobba
Sharyn T. Sooho
Chetan Tiwari
Jeffri Uber
Irina Vaglica
William Valletta
Leann Walsh
Katie Ward
Neil Warrenbrand
Jennifer Williams
Kevin Yurkerwich
Ajay Zutshi