"In these tough economic times, students across the city are
struggling to find good summer jobs. That is why it's so important to have
partners like the Boston Bar Association and their Summer Jobs Program available
for these students. The BBA has always been a strong partner and this year the
BBA is placing a record 49 Boston Public School students in law firms and legal
agencies throughout Boston. Although that number is great, there are still
hundreds of qualified students that we won't be able to place this year. The BBA
Summer Jobs Program provides an incredible opportunity for Boston Public School
students, and should be replicated across the country."
- Josh Bruno, School-to-Career and Employer Engagement
Director, Boston Private Industry Council
Highlighting a commitment to introduce a diverse population of high school
students to the legal profession, financial literacy, and civics education, the
Boston Bar Association today reported that the BBA Summer Jobs
Program will be placing 49 inner city juniors and seniors at paid jobs for
July and August. This is the highest number of jobs the program has ever
provided, and is made possible only by the participation of law firms, law
offices, and corporate and government legal departments who value a professional
workforce reflecting Boston's rich multiculturalism.
The BBA Summer Jobs Program was established in 1993, by the Hon. Sandra L.
Lynch, the BBA President who went on to become the first woman judge on the
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and then Chief Judge.
Having represented the state Department of Education in the landmark school
desegregation case before U.S. District Judge W. Arthur Garrity, she envisioned
a summer jobs program providing unique opportunities for Boston's public high
school students to learn about the legal profession.
The BBA Summer Jobs Program operates as a partnership including the BBA, the
Boston Private Industry Council, and the Boston Public Schools. Knowing that the
program began with just 16 students the first year, the BBA credits the Summer
Jobs Program Steering Committee, co-chaired by David Rosenblatt, Managing
Partner of Burns & Levinson, and Paula K. Andrews, a Partner at Hinckley
Allen & Snyder with expanding the number of jobs to be offered.
In addition to working at law firms, law offices, and legal departments, the
students will attend weekly breakfast seminars at the BBA. Taught by lawyer
volunteers, the students will experience an interactive civics enrichment
program emphasizing the unique roles played by all three branches of government
(executive, legislative, and judiciary), and also learn to make wise choices
regarding money and credit via the M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy
Program, a joint venture of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of
Massachusetts and the BBA.
As part of a long-standing tradition, the students will participate in a
breakfast/news conference with Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino on July 5th and
then head off to their jobs.
The BBA applauds its 2011 Summer Jobs Employers:
& Kreiger LLP
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Boston Bar Association*
& Levinson LLP*
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Chu, Ring & Hazel
Committee for Public Counsel Services
Davis, Malm &
DLA Piper LLP
Donovan Hatem, LLP
Palmer & Dodge LLP*
Foley Hoag LLP
Ferriter Scobbo & Rodophele
Goodwin Procter LLP
Hinckley, Allen &
Holland & Knight, LLP
Margolis & Bloom
Executive Office of Health and Human Services
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris,
Glovsky and Popeo P.C.
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
City of Boston,
Office of the Corporation Counsel*
Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP
Prince Lobel & Tye
Proskauer Rose LLP
Ropes & Gray
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Shaevel & Krems
Sherin and Lodgen
Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
University Law School
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen,
Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
Todd & Weld LLP
States Bankruptcy Court
United States District Court
Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
*Hiring multiple students for the summer of 2011.
Meanwhile, the BBA Summer Jobs Program reports that the Boston Private
Industry Council has sent over 100 pre-screened applications for the 49 jobs.
What that means is that the BBA would welcome additional employers with open
arms. To learn more, please contact Stephanie Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 778-1914.