FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/21/2012

Contact: Contact: Eric Fullerton

617-778-1906

BBA Holds News Conference with Mayor Menino + Chief Justice Roderick Ireland (Media Advisory)

Dedicated to increasing the diversity of the bar and serving the community, the Boston Bar Association will hold a news conference/breakfast on Thursday, June 28 at 9 a.m. at 16 Beacon Street, Boston to welcome 55 Boston public high school students into the 2012 BBA Summer Jobs Program before they head off to paid internships at law firms, legal aid agencies, and public and private legal departments.

Speakers
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino
Chief Justice Roderick Ireland of Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court
Boston Bar Association President Lisa C. Goodheart
David Rosenblatt of Burnes & Levinson & Edward Notis-McConarty of Hemenway & Barnes (BBA Summer Jobs Program Co-Chairs)

Established in 1993, the BBA Summer Jobs Program represents a partnership of the BBA, the Boston Public Schools, and the Boston Private Industry Council. In addition to working at a variety of legal venues, the students will participate in the M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program and attend interactive seminars focusing on civics.

Of the 55 students starting work on June 28, 45 will be paid by law firms and public and private legal departments; 10 will work in public interest settings, thanks to a generous grant from the Boston Bar Foundation.

Anderson & Kreiger LLP
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
Committee for Public Counsel Services*
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
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute*
Morrison Mahoney 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
US Bankruptcy Court*
Verrill Dana LLP
Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association #*
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, PC

# Hiring more than one student
*Funding Provided by the Boston Bar Foundation

The Boston Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary membership organization of 12,000 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.