Charging ahead into Summer 2014, the BBA
Summer Jobs Program has not only reached a new
program high, but has surpassed 60 jobs for the first time in its history.
Forty-four firms and legal organizations have already committed to providing 61
jobs for Boston public school students. These students will have the opportunity
to earn money as well as learn more about the legal profession. The Program, a
long-time collaborative effort with the City of Boston and the Boston Private
Industry Council (PIC), selects students from a pool of talented applicants,
ensuring that bright and motivated Boston youth will be working at participating
law offices. Students are eager to learn and assist wherever necessary,
including accounting, IT, and legal practice groups. The experience, knowledge,
and mentorship the students receive in return are irreplaceable.
Summer Jobs Program puts students in positions that open their eyes to the legal
community and job possibilities for the future, as well as providing
them with an economic benefit that comes from a relatively small investment
by employers," said BBA President Paul Dacier. "Last year's 58 Summer Jobs students
individually earned $2,520 – $146,160 in aggregate – over the
course of the program. That's a significant income that increases their
ability to help cover household expenses for their families and drives
money back into the Massachusetts economy."
Help us celebrate
the work of the PIC, a longtime leader in creating employment and education
opportunities for Boston youth, and hear more about the City of Boston's goals
to create more jobs for teens from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh at the BBA's Law Day Dinner
These 44 firms have stepped up to give
back to the community and improve the quality of life for young people in the
Anderson & Kreiger LLP
Boston Bar Association*
Boston Bar Foundation++
Burns & Levinson LLP*
Choate Hall & Stewart
Chu, Ring & Hazel LLP
City of Boston, Office of the Corporation Counsel *
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP***
Ferriter Scobbo & Rodophele
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP
Goodwin Procter LLP*
Hemenway & Barnes LLP
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
Roberts Weinstein LLP
Margolis & Bloom LLP
Meehan, Boyle, Black
& Bogdanow, P.C.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
& Lund LLP
Prince Lobel Tye LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP*
Rosenfeld Rafik & Sullivan, P.C.
Rubin & Rudman LLP
Shaevel & Krems
Sherin & Lodgen
Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP
Suffolk County District
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.
Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
Thornton & Naumes LLP
Todd & Weld LLP
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
If your firm or legal office is
interested in hiring a student, please contact Katie D'Angelo at email@example.com.
*Firm has committed to taking more than one student
funded position for government or nonprofit legal office
committed to taking four students
++This year, the Boston Bar Foundation's M.
Ellen Carpenter Fund will be funding summer jobs for 12 Boston public high
school students at public agencies and nonprofits this summer. Learn more about
the fund here.