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Attorney Stephen Brake shares his knowledge of the law with middle school students at Joyce Kilmer Elementary School.
Seventy-seven attorneys are heading out to teach over one thousand Boston public school students of all ages about the Magna Carta through this year’s Law Day in the Schools Program. The Program, which aims to introduce students to the role of attorneys and the legal system, offers lawyers a way to engage with Boston public school students and share their passion for the law. While students in middle and high school drafted their own charters, elementary school students played a game and participated in a small group activity to learn about the importance of rules.
Attorney Emily Hodge teaches Bradley Elementary School students about why the Magna Carta is important.
If you want to see a closer look at the program, check out this WBUR piece on one of our volunteers, Emily Hodge’s (Choate Hall & Stewart LLP) session in a fourth grade class at Manassah E Bradley School in East Boston.
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The BBA’s Summer Jobs Program places Boston high school students in paid internships at Boston law firms, legal departments, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
The BBA’s Summer Jobs Program has done it again! Last year, the program reached a record-high 64 summer jobs positions. This past week we secured another 64 summer jobs positions for Boston public schools students. Take a look below for the full list of employers signed on to the program this year:
Don’t worry, it’s not too late! There’s still time to get involved. If your office is interested in hiring or sponsoring a Boston public high school student please click here to learn more and contact Katie D’Angelo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Attorney General Maura Healy welcomes conference attendees with remarks about victim services throughout the state.
Last Friday, BBA Lawyer Referral Service staff attended the 2015 Victim Rights Conference hosted by our friends at the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA). This annual conference brings together individuals and agencies that promote victim rights and services, and is held every April in honor of Victim Rights Month in Massachusetts. For the second year in a row the BBA was there as an exhibitor to highlight services offered by the Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) by informing providers how to connect clients with legal resources. This is part of the community outreach the LRS does throughout the year in order to connect with the public.
Although we made many great connections, the highlight of the day was listening to an inspiring panel of survivors who have taken action to help empower victims and prevent crime. The conference kicked off with a welcome from Liam Lowney, the Executive Director of MOVA, and Attorney General Maura Healey (who will also be the Keynote speaker at the BBA’s Law Day Dinner next month!). Survivors and providers shared their stories and were honored for their service, including Congresswoman Niki Tsongas for her work to address military sexual assault, and Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley who has dedicated her career to addressing violence and poverty in the city.
If you would like more information about the Lawyer Referral Service please contact Solana Goss at email@example.com.
LRS staff connect with conference attendees, and explain the referral process to those looking for legal help.
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