FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/10/2012

Contact: Contact: Eric Fullerton

(617) 778-1906

BBA Summer Jobs Scorecard Trending Upward

Thanks to the dedicated leadership of BBA Summer Jobs Program Co-Chair,  David Rosenblatt of Burns & Levinson and Edward Notis-McConarty of Hemenway & Barnes -- and a generous grant from the Boston Bar Foundation (BBF) -- the BBA Summer Jobs Program will now be able to provide paid summer internships to 55 students from Boston's public high schools. This represents an all-time high since the Program began with 16 jobs in 1993.

The BBF grant, $35,000, will permit 10 students to participate in the Program -- with placements soon to be announced -- involving public interest work at legal services and in government. The BBA Summer Jobs Program is conducted in partnership with the Boston Private Industry Council and the Boston Public School Department.

Not on the BBA Summer Jobs Score Card? You still have time. The BBA invites law firms, law offices and legal departments to invest in Boston's future by creating a pipeline of diversity and inclusion into the legal profession. For more information on the program, please view the brochure and a program outline. To commit to hiring a student for next summer, contact Stephanie Lee at slee@bostonbar.org or 617-778-1914.

Meanwhile, The Boston Bar Association expresses its heartfelt thanks to the following public spirited law firms and organizations for their support of the 2012 Summer Jobs Program:

Anderson & Kreiger LLP
Best Doctors, Inc.
Boston Bar Association*
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Burns & Levinson LLP*
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Chu, Ring & Hazel LLP
City of Boston, Office of the Corporation Counsel*
Collora LLP
Cooley LLP
DLA Piper LLP
Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar, LLP
Donovan Hatem LLP
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP*
Ferriter Scobbo & Rodophele, PC
Foley Hoag LLP
Goodwin Procter LLP
Hemenway & Barnes LLP
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo P.C.
Nixon Peabody LLP
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Peabody & Arnold LLP
Pierce Atwood LLP
Prince Lobel Tye LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP*
Shaevel & Krems
Sovereign Bank
Sherin and Lodgen LLP
Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP
Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
Suffolk University School of Law
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.
Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
Todd & Weld LLP
Verrill Dana LLP
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, PC

*Hiring more than one student

The Boston Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary membership organization of 11,000 attorneys drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools. It traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, the lawyer who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the second president of the United States.