What if someone told you that you could make a meaningful impact on your
community through pro bono work without committing countless hours of your time?
On September 22nd, the Boston Bar Association's Public Interest Leadership
Program (PILP) will provide local attorneys an opportunity to do just that.
Spearheaded by Colin Van Dyke of
Mintz Levin and Anne Giovanoni of Alkermes, Inc., the 2010 class of the BBA's
PILP is sponsoring Take a Bite: Snack-Size Pro Bono Opportunities That Fit
Your Practice -- a job fair style event focusing on meaningful
projects that require 10 or fewer hours of commitment.
"PILP discussed a host of alternatives to increase the number of attorneys
serving those in need of legal services but who are not in a position to commit
to time-intensive projects" said Van Dyke. "The job fair format will allow
attorneys to get the answers the need to identify with the best pro bono option
to fit their schedules"
The event will provide lawyers of all backgrounds more than 20 different
time-sensitive pro bono opportunities from more than 15 organizations.
Representatives will be on hand to discuss ways in which attendees can get
involved in pro bono work, and what each project entails.
"By taking on a cause for just a few hours and one court appearance,
volunteers would be helping someone out who would be left to his/her own to
figure out a financial issue that could make a huge impact on their life" said
Angelica Vargas of the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, one of the many
organizations offering programs at the event.
Programs who have committed to the event are:
Fair Debt Collection Lawyer for a Day
Medical Legal Partnership
Housing Court Lawyer for a Day
Women's Bar Foundation – The Elder Law
Senior Partners for Justice
Suffolk Probate Court Lawyer for a
Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project
Massachusetts Legal Clinic for the
BBA Bankruptcy Pro Bono Initiative
Women's Bar Foundation – Framingham Project for Incarcerated
Trusts & Estates Hotline
Environmental Justice – ACE/MEJAN
CORI Re-Entry Project
Need Of Defense
Women's Bar Foundation – Women's
Lunch Place Project
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee
For more information or to sign up for the event, click