Active Duty Military & Veterans Forum

The Active Duty Military & Veterans Forum includes active duty and veteran attorneys and law students, as well as those working to further pro bono and public service initiatives that support this population. The Forum works to spotlight legal needs, serve as a network for current and former servicemembers in the legal profession and their families, and advise the BBA’s Lawyer Referral Service on its Military & Veterans Legal Help Line. Over the course of the year, the Forum hosts open meetings, Meet & Greet Luncheons, and pro bono trainings in collaboration with local legal services providers serving military personnel and veterans. Forum meetings and events are open to all BBA members. To read more about the Forum’s initiatives, click here.

Co-Chairs

Jessica Hopton Youngberg

Veterans Legal Services

(857) 317-4474

Fred Kemper

(609) 598-4233



Government Lawyer Forum

The Government Lawyer Forum serves to promote professional excellence, career development, and camaraderie among government lawyers and their cohorts in private practice. The Forum provides non-partisan and balanced educational programming focusing on topics of mutual interest amongst current, former, and prospective government attorneys.

Co-Chairs

Jennifer Grace Miller

Office of Senate Counsel

(617) 722-1470

M. Patrick Moore

Hemenway & Barnes LLP

(617) 557-9715

Upcoming Programs

Opportunity Zones

1/18/2019 - 1/18/2019


In-House Forum

The In-House Forum serves as a professional development hub for in-house counsel, providing career development and educational programs designed to meet the specialized needs and interests of in-house lawyers from all industries.

Co-Chairs

Stacey B. Ardini

Clarks Americas, Inc

Noah M. Ehrenpreis

Ares Management LLC

(781) 292-7000

Upcoming Programs

Walk to the Hill Breakfast

1/24/2019 - 1/24/2019


Law Student Forum

The Boston Bar Association is partnered with all five Boston Law schools, providing free membership to students at Boston College Law School, Boston University School of Law, New England Law | Boston, Northeastern University School of Law, and Suffolk University Law School. The Law Student Forum provides an ongoing series of career advancement programming and networking opportunities for students both on campus and at the BBA.

Co-Chairs

Upcoming Programs

Walk to the Hill Breakfast

1/24/2019 - 1/24/2019

Walk to the Hill

1/24/2019 - 1/24/2019


New Lawyers Forum

The BBA New Lawyers Forum preparing new attorneys just starting out through their first 4 years in practice to successfully meet the challenges of practicing law through networking receptions, community outreach and practical skills programming. Want to get involved? Contact the New Lawyers Co-Chairs or check out our calendar for the next open Steering Committee Meeting.

Co-Chairs

Jessica Marie Caamano

Section Co-Chair

Goulston & Storrs PC

(617) 574-2227

Lauren Schaefer

Section Co-Chair

Beck Reed Riden LLP

(617) 500-8660

Upcoming Programs

Dos and Don’ts for Depositions

12/14/2018 - 12/14/2018

Winterfest

1/10/2019 - 1/10/2019


Recently Elected Partners Forum

The Recently Elected Partners Forum is comprised of attorneys who have transitioned from associate to partner within the past six years. This Forum serves these recently elected partners, providing targeted career development programming to better equip new partners with leadership skills and business development skills. The REP Forum also provides meaningful opportunities to network with other recently-elected partners in the Boston area from different practice areas, who work in firms of all types and sizes.

Co-Chairs

Kurt Michael Mullen

Nixon Peabody LLP

(617) 345-1113

Victoria Santoro

Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C.

(617) 523-8300

Upcoming Programs

No upcoming programs currently. Check back soon.


Senior Associates Forum

The Senior Associates Forum serves as a professional development network for lawyers in practice for four years or more. Attorneys in firms of all sizes, government agencies, in-house legal departments, and legal services are welcome. This is the dedicated group at the BBA for practitioners to access to tools to build their practice, learn advanced skills, develop business, and plan their next career move.

Co-Chairs

Courtney Hayden

Section Co-Chair

Goodwin Procter LLP

(617) 570-1000

Manleen Singh

Section Co-Chair

Robins Kaplan LLP

(617) 859-2767

Upcoming Programs

No upcoming programs currently. Check back soon.


Women’s Leadership and Advancement Forum

The BBA Women’s Leadership and Advancement Forum is dedicated to promoting and generating fundamental change across areas of gender inequality within the legal profession. Led by an advisory committee, the forum will bring together leaders in the legal community to discuss issues they face within their firms, corporations and other legal departments and seek to identify resources and best practices to empower women lawyers and bridge the opportunity gap. In addition, the Women’s Forum provides a series of programs to equip young women with the skills needed to advance in the profession and provide strategies for law firm and corporate leaders to implement within their organizations.

Co-Chairs

Upcoming Programs

No upcoming programs currently. Check back soon.
Want to learn more about the BBA forums and upcoming programs? Contact Maggie DeMoura at mdemoura@bostonbar.org