With 27 firms and organizations already signed on to
provide Boston public high school students with summer jobs and an introduction
to the legal profession during Summer 2014, the Boston
Bar Association's Summer Jobs Program has reached 40 available student
positions so far – well over halfway to last year's total of 58. The Boston Bar Foundation ,
the charitable arm of the BBA, will be funding 10 of the 40 positions, which will
make it possible for students to be placed in the legal departments of
nonprofits and government organizations.
Since 1993, the Summer Jobs Program,
run in partnership with the Boston Private Industry Council and Mayor's
Office, has afforded more than 640 diverse youth in the Boston public school
system the opportunity to learn about legal work and earn money in a supportive,
inclusive environment. Besides daily office experience, students will also
complete the M.
Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program, hold a mock Boston City Council
hearing, tour the Adams Courthouse, and take part in enrichment seminars
designed to hone communication and professional networking skills.
BBA would like to thank the 27 firms and organizations that have already
committed to the Summer Jobs Program and its mission to enrich the lives of
Anderson & Kreiger LLP
Boston Bar Foundation *
Choate Hall &
City of Boston,
Office of the Corporation Counsel
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP *
Fish & Richardson
Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP
Hemenway & Barnes LLP **
Holland & Knight
Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
McClennen & Fish LLP
Prince Lobel Tye LLP
Ropes & Gray
Rafik & Sullivan, P.C.
Shaevel & Krems
Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak
& Cohen, P.C.
Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
Todd & Weld
Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
has committed to taking more
than one student
funded position for government or nonprofit legal office