Pro Bono Month was jam-packed with trainings and volunteer opportunities to
encourage attorneys to give back to our community. Here’s what the BBA has done
to celebrate this month:While the BBA
celebrates Pro Bono Month every October, we are committed to public service and
pro bono activity year-round. For more information on how to get involved in
other public service activities throughout the year, please contact Katie
D’Angelo, Public Service Programs Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Five pro bono trainings that prepared
206 attorneys and law students to engage in pro bono work.
250 new attorneys and law students with 28 Boston-area legal service agencies
through a Pro
• Eleven BBA volunteers judged twenty-two debate rounds,
which allowed nearly 100 students to debate at two Boston Debate League
tournaments this month.
• Twenty-five volunteers took part in the
Park Clean Up and helped pick up trash and remove an invasive species at the
park in Dorchester.
• PILP 9 wrapped up the Community
Reentry Readiness Program by delivering the seventh
module on employment law to federal probationers.
• Fifty-five mentees began meetings through the BBA
Group Mentoring Program this month.
In case you missed it, Beyond the Billable, the
BBA’s public service blog, was on the scene throughout the month to bring you
highlights. Take a look below for more information on the
October 3rd: Charitable
October 7th: Chapter
7 Bankruptcy Training
October 16th: Landlord
Tenant Law Training
October 17th: Representing
Military Personnel and Veterans: Bankruptcy and Consumer Law
October 28th: Occupational
Throughout October, the BBA Week also featured four pro bono
superstars, whose commitment to giving back and ensuring access to justice is
something we felt compelled to share with our members. Check out their stories