Contact: Contact: Kerry Crisley


New Record for BBA Summer Jobs Program - 57 and Counting

The Boston Bar Association's Summer Jobs Program, celebrating its 20 year anniversary this June, has secured a record 57 summer jobs for Boston Public High School students, with two and a half weeks still remaining for firms to sign on. The program, a partnership between the BBA and the Boston Private Industry Council, the Boston Public Schools (BPS), and the Mayor's Office, provides paid summer internships that expose diverse urban youth to the legal profession.

Demand for the BBA Summer Jobs Program is also at a record high from BPS students. The Private Industry Council has received applications from more than 100 students at 19 schools. Law firms and offices looking to display their commitment to advancing the diversity and inclusion pipeline into the legal field by hiring or funding a student should contact Katie D'Angelo at or 617-778-1914.

The following firms have displayed their commitment to Boston's future by hiring or sponsoring a BBA Summer Jobs student:

Anderson & Kreiger LLP
Burns and Levinson LLP*
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Boston Bar Association*  
Casner & Edwards, LLP
Choate Hall and Stewart LLP
Cooley LLP
Chu, Ring, and Hazel LLP
DLA Piper
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP*
Ferriter Scobbo & 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 & Knight LLP
Jackson Lewis LLP**
LPL Financial
Margolis & Bloom LLP
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of Boston*
Pierce Atwood LLP
Prince Lobel Tye LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP*
Shavel & Krems
Sherin & Lodgen LLP
Shilepsky Hartley Robb Case Michon LLP
Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
Suffolk University Law School
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak, & Cohen, P.C.
Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
Todd & Weld LLP
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP*
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

We would like to thank the following firm for its generous donation to the Summer Jobs Program: Brennan, Dain, Le Ray, Wiest, Torpy & Garner, P.C.

*Firm has committed to taking two students
**Firm has funded position for government or nonprofit legal office

The Boston Bar Association traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the nation’s second president. Its mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, serve the community at large and promote diversity and inclusion.