In its 8th year, the Boston Bar Association Public Interest Leadership
Program (PILP) hosted its Alumni Reception on March 2nd, celebrating the
accomplishments of its participants. Joining the alumni was Chief Judge
Mark Wolf of the United States District Court and BBA Past President Mike
Keating, who spearheaded the program's creation in 2002.
"This event was a great opportunity
for past and present Public Interest Leaders to be reminded of the vision that
Judge Wolf and Mike Keating had when they created the program," said 2011 PILP
member Tom Ayres of Foley Hoag LLP. "The continued dedication to public
service shown by PILP alumni only serves to reinvigorate current members’
participation in the program."
Traditionally, each year's PILP class has a dinner meeting with Judge Wolf to
discuss the importance of integrating public service into a successful and
personally fulfilling legal career. This year's meeting included PILP's
growing network of distinguished alums.
The evening's honorees were five alumni who continue to demonstrate the
program's values of leadership and commitment to community:
Samantha Morton of the Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston
Morrison of Jones Day
Christopher Strang of Desmond, Strang and Scott
Alexandra Gorman of Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom
of the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
"The Alumni Reception was a fun
evening that brought together public interest leaders who are not only leaders
within the Bar, but also the broader community," added classmate Scott Fink of
Fink Law LLC. "It was a nice to meet so many talented and motivated young
attorneys who have participated in this program and hear how it has impacted
them in a positive and meaningful way."
here to view the reception's program with brief interviews of each of the
alumni profiled. To view the photo album of the event, click