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:

The application period for the 2017 Summer Judicial Internship Program has ended. If you would like to be contacted when the 2018 Summer Judicial Internship Program application is posted, please contact Cassandra Shavney at cshavney@bostonbar.org.

Get Involved

If you are a government or legal services attorney and wish to learn more about accepting a placement through this program, please contact Cassandra Shavney, Public Service Programs Coordinator, at cshavney@bostonbar.org or 617-778-1918.