Daily Archives: Thursday, January 7, 2016

Speak Up for Civil Legal Aid at Walk to the Hill with the BBA!

Walk to the Hill

Join the BBA on Thursday, January 28th as we advocate for state funding of civil legal aid and equal justice for all at Walk to the Hill! Funding is critical to legal aid programs around the state that provide free legal advice and representation to low-income individuals and families that are facing critical, non-criminal legal problems.  At Walk to the Hill, after a short speaking program, attorneys and law students visit the offices of their representatives and senators and voice their support for civil legal aid.

We invite you to join us to show your support! BBA members Ben Anderson and Taureen Green will be captaining the BBA teams, and hope that you will be able to join us!

Schedule of Events:

10:00AM – Meet at Boston Bar Association for Breakfast and Discourse;

11:00AM to 11:30AM – Walk over to State House and Check-In;

11:30AM to 12:00PM – Speaking Program at State House, featuring

  • Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants
  • Attorney General Maura Healey
  • Boston Bar Association President Lisa Arrowood
  • Equal Justice Coalition Chair John Carroll
  • Massachusetts Bar Association President Robert Harnais
  • Client speaker
  • Greater Boston Legal Services Executive Director Jacquelynne Bowman

12:00          Conclusion of speaking program; beginning of legislative visits

12:30          Lunch and return of legislative response sheets

The BBA will be hosting a breakfast for all those participating on January 28, 2016, at 10:00AM here at 16 Beacon Street, then take the short walk to the State House together at 11:00AM. Register here!

If you are interested in signing up, please email Katie D’Angelo at kdangelo@bostonbar.org.

PILP Application Now Available

The PILP program brings together a group of new lawyers committed to serving the community for a yearlong leadership development program.

The PILP program brings together a group of new lawyers committed to serving the community for a yearlong leadership development program.

Calling all future leaders!  The Boston Bar Association is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications to its Public Interest Leadership Program through Friday, February 26th for the class beginning in May 2016. PILP is a unique leadership program for new lawyers which promotes public service and civic engagement by advancing the leadership role of lawyers in service of their community, their profession and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear the inside scoop! PILP alums will host an Information Session about the program next week on Thursday, January 29th at 4 p.m. at the BBA. Hope to see you there!

Click here to open the application for the 2016-2017 year! For more information on PILP and the application process, please check out the PILP webpage or contact Neha Deshpande, Membership Outreach Assistant, at ndeshpande@bostonbar.org.