The BBA New Lawyers Section preparing law students and new attorneys 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 Steering Committee Meeting.

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New Lawyers Committees

  • New Lawyers Membership Committee
    This Committee seeks to engage new lawyers (those admitted to practice for 10 years or fewer) and law student members with the local legal community by encouraging participation and diversity at the BBA. This Committee also oversees the alumni ambassadors to Boston law schools and supports the BBA's sponsor law school student liaisons.
  • New Lawyers Practical Skills Committee
    This Committee creates programming geared towards the needs of new lawyers to help them develop basic and advanced skills, both generally and within their substantive areas of practice, and to practice more effectively. Programming consists of presentations and panels covering a broad range of topics—from how to file an appeal, how to work with partners, to the basics of a purchase agreement. Committee members, who are responsible for managing these events from concept through to completion, have the opportunity to work closely with senior lawyers in numerous practice areas when facilitating these programs.

    Contact Information

    Joshua Nadreau

    Fisher Phillips

    (617) 722-0044

    Jessica Luz Conklin

    Laredo & Smith, LLP

    (617) 443-1174

  • New Lawyers Public Service Committee
    This Committee serves as a resource for new attorneys interested in starting or expanding their pro bono and community service work. The committee runs the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program which offers free tax help to low-to-moderate income persons in Massachusetts.

    Contact Information

    Kate Swartz

    Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities

    (617) 305-3500

    Michael J. McDermott

    Dain, Torpy, Le Ray, Wiest & Garner, P.C.

    (617) 542-4800

  • New Lawyers Section Liaisons
    List of NLS Liaisons
  • New Lawyers Social Events Committee
    This Committee organizes monthly gatherings for the New Lawyer's Section, including wine tastings, a casino night, happy hours, and more.

    Contact Information

    Elizabeth J. McEvoy

    Donoghue Barrett & Singal, P.C.

    (617) 720-5090

    Gregory S. Bombard

    Duane Morris LLP

    (857) 488-4235

  • Steering Committee
    The leadership committee of the Section organizes programs and discusses policy. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.