BBF Welcomes New Society of Fellows Members

The BBF is proud to welcome the following individuals into the Society of Fellows, and commends them for their commitment to expanding access to justice and encouraging community involvement by lawyers. Their investment will help ensure the BBF's ability to support legal services, meaningful public service opportunities, and the expansion of innovative programs to meet needs in our community. Click here to learn more about supporting the BBF by joining this outstanding group of individuals.

Senior Fellows [25,000]
The Boston Bar Foundation thanks the following individuals for their generous commitment at the Senior Fellow Level.

  Gene D. Dahmen, Verrill Dana LLP

"The Boston Bar Foundation plays an essential and growing role in ensuring the fundamental rights of our most vulnerable citizens. I am proud to support the mission and work of the BBF through my membership in the Society of Fellows, and because the needs are greater than ever, I am happy to increase my support by becoming a Senior Fellow. "

 Julia Huston, Foley Hoag LLP



 John J. Regan, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

"One only has to go to many courts in the Commonwealth and see the large number of pro se litigants -- immigrants, elders, veterans, families, and disabled persons -- to understand the combined impacts of the recession, and the drop in IOLTA and government support for legal services lawyers, upon the goal of meaningful access to justice for all. The Boston Bar Foundation has led the effort to increase private contributions from members of the bar to support our system of justice in this time of great need. I am proud to join with so many others in the BBF's mission of helping to provide legal representation when the necessities of life are at issue."


Fellows [10,000]

Kenneth R. Berman, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

“If you are a Boston lawyer, if you care about the administration of justice, and if you care about the delivery of legal services to those who need it the most but can afford it the least, the mission of the Boston Bar Foundation speaks to you. It is one thing to care and another to act. At a time when the legal system is under attack from those who don't understand it and neglected by those who don't want to fund it, the risk of injustice continues to rise. Joining the BBF’s Society of Fellows leverages the power of charity with the power of the profession to address these important challenges and make a meaningful difference in the lives of the underserved.”

  Erin K. Higgins, Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP & Douglas B. Rosner, Goulston & Storrs - A Professional Corporation

"The Boston Bar Foundation supports a wide variety of programs, ranging from established legal services providers serving thousands of clients each year to innovative pilot projects that are just getting off the ground. We decided to join the Society of Fellows because we know that our contributions will be directed to programs and organizations that are making a real difference in addressing the unmet legal needs of low-income members of our community. "


Click here to view all Society of Fellows Members. For more information or to join the Society of Fellows program, contact Megan Leppert at or 617-778-1924.