About the Program

In an effort to retain a diverse and inclusive population of young lawyers here in Boston, the BBA's Diversity & Inclusion Section launched the Judicial Internship Program in 2010, to provide law students with the valuable mentoring and professional experience needed to succeed after graduation.

For six years, the BBA has facilitated this unique opportunity for Boston area law students to gain access to internships in the Boston Municipal Courts, Massachusetts State District Courts, the Massachusetts Superior Court, the Probate and Family Court, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit.

The BBA’s Diversity & Inclusion Section’s Internship Program is an unpaid, non-credit* internship in which students work directly with a judge or legal team, observe courtroom proceedings and enhance their legal research and writing skills. In addition, interns are invited to engage in professional development seminars and meetings held at the BBA.

Internship placement locations for 2017 include

  • Boston Municipal Court
  • Probate and Family Court
  • Massachusetts Land Court
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit
  • Massachusetts District Court & Superior Court

* Students may be able to obtain credit from their law school for participation in the program. Please contact your school’s applicable division or department to inquire about academic credit.

How to apply:

Students must have completed the 1L or 2L year (or the equivalent) and must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week for a total of 8 weeks for most placements. There are specific guidelines and requirements for each placement. Please read the specifications for each position to which you wish to apply carefully before submitting your application.

Download the application by clicking here.

Please email or mail applications on or before Monday, February 27, 2017 to:

Cassandra Shavney 
Public Service Programs Coordinator
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
cshavney@bostonbar.org