Nine years after the Boston Bar Association (BBA)
created a program designed to identify lawyers with leadership potential in the
early stages of their careers, and help them become leaders, Boston Bar
Association President Lisa C. Goodheart today announced that the BBA Public
Interest Leadership Program (PILP) has been revamped to reflect the needs of
lawyers in 2012 and beyond. Today's re-launch follows a study involving PILP
alums -- co-chaired by Kathleen Henry, Deputy General Counsel, Plymouth Rock
Assurance Corporation, and Christina Miller, Assistant District Attorney,
"The PILP work group really nailed it when they reported
that 'PILP is a highly valuable tool to identify and recognize present and future leaders in the BBA
and the Boston legal community, contribute to the professional and leadership development of
promising young attorneys, and integrate them into the BBA and the
public service landscape while significantly contributing to the public interest'," said
Goodheart. "At the same time, the work group identified the need
for more structure as well as more frequent, but shorter meetings
spread over a longer time frame. We expect that the re-tooled program structure
will make an excellent program even better."
The new PILP program is still
targeted toward lawyers who are within 10 years of graduating from law
school. The time commitment required of applicants will be 150 hours over 14
months, providing a strong opportunity for each PILP class to benefit from the
knowledge and experience of their predecessor class.
Now accepting applications
for a class that will begin in May 2012, PILP will be run out of the BBA's
Public Service Committee. The PILP Program will be co-chaired by Kathleen Henry
and Darren Braham, an associate at Prince Lobel Tye. Both Henry and Braham
are PILP alums.
For further information contact BBA Public Service
Manager Sonia Shah at firstname.lastname@example.org.