The BBA's Summer Jobs program is setting the pace, 38 firms have secured 55 paid internships for Boston Public High School students. Learn more here.
Continuing the Conversation: The Equal Justice Coalition’s Legislative Recognition Reception. For the full post, click here.
If you are a recently admitted lawyer in MA, take a look at the BBA's Practicing with Professionalism Page to register. Don't delay, five dates are already sold out!
On May 12, 1,300 members of the bar will hear from keynote Mayor Martin Walsh and see 60 volunteers honored for their work on the BBA Marathon Assistance Project. Learn More.
Join the Boston Bar Foundation for Casino Night for Summer Jobs March 27, 2014. All money raised is dedicated to the M. Ellen Carpenter Fund, which supports the BBA Summer Jobs Program and funds paid internships for Boston Public High School students.
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Volunteers are wrapping up the classroom-based portion of the M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program in the Greater Boston area. On Friday, volunteer Attorneys Steve Cohen and Eric Teasdale from Choate Hall & Stewart LLP visited Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers to teach students about the hidden costs of buying a car. Take a look below for a glimpse at the third module in the Program:
Volunteer Attorneys Steve Cohen and Eric Teasdale from Choate Hall & Stewart LLP discuss the hidden costs of buying a car with students at Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers.
Students listen attentively as the volunteer attorneys explain the difference between the cost of purchasing a new or used car.
So what’s next? Students will head to the Worcester or Boston Bankruptcy Court at the end of the month for the final module in the Program called Consequences.
Ken Parker (Parker Keough LLP) and Megan Low (Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts) walked attorneys through what they need to know in order to help arts and cultural organizations.
The BBA New Lawyers and Intellectual Property Sections teamed up with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts to train attorneys on ways that they can help art and cultural organizations. The event was a primer on topics such as common art law issues, understanding the legal needs of artists and how to build a client base.
After the training, Beyond the Billable checked in with Ken Parker (Parker Keough LLP), who organized the training, to learn more. Here’s what he had to say:
What do you hope attendees learned at the training?
“Megan Low did a fantastic job of describing the wide range of legal services needed by the arts community and some of the particular challenges of representing artists. I hope that attendees learned about these needs and challenges, as well as about how their legal expertise matches up with the needs of the arts community.”
Why should attorneys get involved in efforts to provide pro bono assistance to arts and cultural organizations?
“Providing pro bono legal assistance to artists and cultural organizations is a great way to get experience solving interesting legal problems while giving back to the community. It can be fun and inspiring to work with creative professionals and it is an opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives.”
Student’s from Another Course to College ask questions about how to build credit.
On Friday, students in Jerry Howland’s law class at Another Course to College in Brighton had a crash course in credit cards. With the help of Attorneys Adam Ruttenberg (Looney & Grossman LLP) and Patricia Saint James (Looney & Grossman LLP), the students learned the basics of credit and how to build credit while making smart choices about their finances. This is the second session in the four-part M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program (you may remember this post about the personal finance and budgeting session).
Take a look below for more on the session:
Volunteer attorneys Patricia Saint James (Looney & Grossman LLP) and Adam Ruttenberg (Looney & Grossman LLP) taught the students about using credit wisely at Another Course to College.
Students answer questions about the difference between debit cards and credit cards.
Students from Another Course to College review the Financial Literacy materials on credit cards.
Next up for the students is the ever popular “Buying a Car” session, which will be followed by the “Consequences” session at the US Bankruptcy Court. Stay tuned for more!