FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/26/2013
Contact: Contact: Bonnie Sashin, APR
Director of Communications & External Relations
Summer Jobs Program Kickoff at the Boston Bar Association (Media Advisory)
What: 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
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
The Boston Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary membership organization of 10,000 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.
Breakfast News Conference to Kick Off the 20th Anniversary of the Boston Bar
Mayor Thomas Menino, members of
firms and organizations participating in the Summer Jobs Program, and 58 Boston Public School
students and their families
8th, 2013, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
16 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108
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: