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Give back to your community and expand your professional network by volunteering for these upcoming public service opportunities.
Come join members of the New Lawyers Section as we partner with over 3,000 volunteers from various neighborhood, school and professional organizations to help clear trash, debris and other harmful items from the banks of the Charles River. A picnic will follow the event at 1 pm.
Five years ago, members of the Environmental Law Section’s Public Service Committee established a tradition for our community of performing ecological restoration work and planting trees in a local Boston Urban Wild. Join the tradition, enjoy nature and the company of your colleagues while also serving the community. This year, in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s Urban Wilds Initiative, we will perform trail maintenance, invasive plant control, and pruning of 2008 restoration plantings at the Roslindale Urban Wild. Participants should bring work gloves and water. Children with parental supervision are welcome! Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.
Join your BBA colleagues for a morning outdoors working on the farm and supporting The Food Project. The Food Project is a non-profit devoted to promoting sustainable food systems. The Food Project Serve & Grow Program is focused on growing food for hunger relief organizations and local distribution. Volunteers should bring a water bottle, sunscreen, work gloves, and rain gear (if necessary). The Food Project will supply all tools necessary to work in the field.
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PILPers present an overview of public benefits at the BMC in Roxbury.
Last Friday, PILP 11 visited the BMC-Roxbury CHOICE program for this month’s civil legal education workshop. Lizbeth Ginsburg (Greater Boston Legal Services) and Nency Salamoun (The Victim Rights Law Center) provided an overview of public benefits to CHOICE participants, with help from Donna McCormick (GLBS). The presentation featured an overview of the following benefits:
– Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), – Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled and Children (EAEDC), – Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC), – MassHealth and Connector Care, and – SSI/SSDI
Beyond the Billable caught up with Nency Salamoun after the presentation. Here’s what she had to say about Friday’s session:
“I was impressed with the level of engagement and commitment by every participant in the program. It was amazing to watch a whole community of people surround these participants and help them reclaim their lives. From the Judge to the probation officer- every person in the courtroom was fully invested.”
Keep a look out for next month’s update on PILP’s family law presentation!
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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.
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