For the second consecutive year, the Boston Bar
Foundation (BBF) Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to provide $37,130 to
fund summer jobs for ten Boston Public High School students. The funding of
the ten students comes from the BBF's Austin P. Jones and M. Ellen Carpenter
"Funding ten summer jobs for Boston Public High School
students highlights the commitment of the BBF to increase the diversity &
inclusion pipeline into the legal profession and providing ethnically and
racially diverse teens with educational enrichment opportunities," said
Foundation President Jack Clymer. "I view it as a call to action to law firms in
Greater Boston to join us in creating a strong future for Boston's youth and the
The Summer Jobs Program, targeted towards Boston
Public High School juniors and seniors, is an eight week, paid internship
program that allows law firms, offices and legal departments to invest in
Boston's future. Since its inception in 1993, the program -- a partnership of
the BBA, the Boston Private Industry Council and the Boston Public Schools --
has had a positive impact on more than 400 urban youths.
In addition to the BBF's funding of 10 jobs, BBA Sponsor
Hirsch Roberts Weinstein has
donated $2,600 -- the amount it costs to hire one student -- to the Boston
Bar Foundation so a government agency or nonprofit legal office can employ a
student for the summer. The donation demonstrates that even law firms unable to
accommodate a student this summer can still support the Summer Jobs Program.
To date, 30 law firms and organizations have committed to hiring 34 students for the
summer, thanks in large part to the hard work of 2013 Summer Jobs Co-Chairs Ned
Notis-McConarty (Hemenway & Barnes) and Jeff Mittleman (Holland &
The BBA expresses its heartfelt thanks to the following public
spirited law firms and organizations:
Anderson & Kreiger
Burns and Levinson LLP*
Choate Hall and Stewart LLP
Chu, Ring, and Hazel LLP
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP*
& Rodophele, P.C.
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Foley Hoag LLP
Goodwin Procter LLP
Hemenway & Barnes LLP
Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP
Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP**
Holland and Knight LLP
Margolis & Bloom LLP
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris,
Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
Pierce Atwood LLP
Prince Lobel Tye LLP
Ropes and Gray LLP*
Shavel & Krems
Shilepsky Hartley Robb Case Michon LLP
Suffolk County District
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak, and Cohen, P.C.
Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
Wilmer Cutler Pickering
Hale & Dorr LLP
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
*Firm has committed to taking two students
**Firm has funded position for
government or nonprofit legal office