Underscoring an unwavering commitment to help build a diverse and inclusive
legal profession, the Boston Bar Association's Summer Jobs/Youth Enrichment
Program already has 30
employers on board for the summer of 2011, providing jobs for 33 students.
Among them are law firms large and small, law offices from across Boston and
legal departments serving government and private companies.
"The train is leaving the station," said David Rosenblatt, Co-Chair of the
BBA Summer Jobs Program, and Managing Partner at Burns & Levinson. "If your
firm has a stake in helping to provide a uniquely beneficial experience for both
the youth of our community, and your lawyers and staff, you need to be on
board. We are deeply grateful to the 30 employers leading the pack,
but we'd like to see 100 or more."
Now in its 18th year, the BBA Summer Jobs program represents a longstanding
collaboration of the Boston Bar Association, the Boston School Department, and
the Boston Private Industry Council. The program has earned a reputation for
helping employers develop relationships with the community, while allowing
students the opportunity to develop professional skills and experience.
"The Program provides a potentially life changing experience for both
students and their employers," says Paula K. Andrews, Co-Chair of the BBA Summer
Jobs Program, and a Partner at Hinckley Allen & Snyder. "When you hire
students through this program, you are giving them a unique opportunity, one not
readily available to urban youth. You are also sending a message that the legal
profession cares about being diverse and inclusive."
In addition to performing a wide range of administrative tasks, the students
participate in an orientation session on workplace rights and responsibilities,
civics seminars emphasizing the three co-equal branches of government, and the
M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program. All educational enrichment
sessions are taught by lawyers and judges.
"Our office participates in the BBA Summer Jobs Program because it often
brings high school students of color into our legal department and shows them a
new world of opportunity," says Brent Henry, Vice President and General Counsel,
Partners Healthcare System. "Boston is a very diverse city and we hope that the
legal community will some day reflect our city's diversity. Participating in
this program is a concrete step toward this goal."
Yes, there's still time to add your law firm or legal department to the
growing list of employers for the summer of 2011, but you need to act quickly.
Contact Stephanie Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to the firms already on board. . .
Anderson & Kreiger LLP
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Burns & Levinson
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Chu, Ring & Hazel LLP
Davis, Malm & D'Agostine, P.C.
DLA Piper LLP (US) - Boston
Donovan Hatem, LLP
Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP*
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
Holland & Knight,
Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services
Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C.
Nutter McClennen & Fish
City of Boston, Office of the Corporation Counsel*
Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye LLP
Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
University Law School
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen,
Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
Todd & Weld LLP
Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
*Hiring multiple students for the summer of