FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/26/2013

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Summer Jobs Program Kickoff at the Boston Bar Association (Media Advisory)

What: 
A Breakfast News Conference to Kick Off the 20th Anniversary of the Boston Bar Association's Summer Jobs Program

Attendees: 
Mayor Thomas Menino, members of firms and organizations participating in the Summer Jobs Program, and 58 Boston Public School students and their families

When: 
July 8th, 2013, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Where: 
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108

Notable Features:
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the BBA's Summer Jobs Program; a record high of 58 students will hold a position that offers both paid employment and professional education. Here are the details:

  • Mayor Thomas Menino will welcome students and their families to the event and to the program. Tavares Brewington (Prince Lobel Tye) will also speak to the students as they head off for their first day at work.
  • Of the 58 jobs, 13 are positions at nonprofits or government agencies funded through the Boston Bar Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the BBA, and the generous donations it has received to make this possible. The rest of the 58 jobs will provide an introduction to the legal profession in top-tier law firms and departments throughout the city of Boston.
  • The Summer Jobs Program represents a collaborative effort between the BBA, Boston Private Industry Council, and the City of Boston to reach a diverse population of high school students and offer this opportunity to them.
  • Students will shadow highly skilled attorneys and learn about the legal field from them directly. Throughout the course of the summer, students will also complete a financial literacy program, participate in a mock hearing at City Council, tour the Adams Courthouse, and take part in other enrichment seminars.

  • 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.