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Attorneys learned some useful tips and tricks about how they can use the media effectively.
If a reporter called you right now, would you be pleased or panicky? Confident or concerned? Members of the Affinity Bar Leadership Institute now place themselves comfortably in the former category, having attended this week’s “Media Preparedness and Training” workshop at the BBA.
The training answered questions like: Why seek media coverage? What do I need to know before developing a communications strategy? When should I use a press release, a statement or a pitch? How do I decline an interview tactfully? In addition, participants learned interview tactics and techniques, and had the opportunity to practice their skills in one-on-one mock interviews.
For a copy of the presentation, contact Communications Director Kerry Crisley at firstname.lastname@example.org
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This summer, 67 Boston Public School students will start paid internships at Boston law firms, legal departments, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
While the sections and committees are wrapping up their work for the year, the BBA is preparing for a new group of professionals to take over 16 Beacon—67 Boston teens who will be participating in the BBA Summer Jobs Program. Next Thursday, employers will have an opportunity to meet the students who will be interning in their office at the first BBA Summer Jobs Program Interview Day.
Take a look below at the law offices who have committed to support our city’s youth by hiring a student (and in some cases, multiple students!) to work in their office this summer:
This is your last chance to sign up for the BBA Summer Jobs Program! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a Boston teen. Please contact Katie D’Angelo at email@example.com for more information on how your office can help.
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The Access to Justice Fellows program seeks to reduce the impact funding cutbacks have had on legal services by engaging retired lawyers who wish to remain active through pro bono work.
Last Friday, a group of senior lawyers got together with a panel of current and former Access to Justice Fellows (ATJF), as well as a representative from one of the host organizations, to discuss their experiences with the program. The ATJF program pairs lawyers who are retired or transitioning to retirement with non-profit and legal services organizations to provide critical assistance to underserved individuals. The panelists Samantha Morton (Medical Legal Partnership), Martha Koster (Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.), William Patton, and Jordan P. Krasnow (Goulston & Storrs PC) shared some advice about how to get involved with the program.
Here’s what panelist Bill Patton had to say about why he believes it is important to get involved:
“The Access to Justice Fellows program is an opportunity for lawyers in retirement or in transition to continue to use their skills and experience in helping people or non-profit organizations that would otherwise have no access to legal advice or representation. One of the best things about the program is the monthly lunches with other fellows to learn about what others are doing and to share ideas.”
If you are looking to get involved in the Access to Justice Program, please contact Mia Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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