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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Want to learn more about the BBA forums and upcoming programs? Contact Maggie DeMoura at