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BBA Summer Jobs Program Increases Diversity and Inclusion in Boston's Legal Community

Since 1993, the BBA has introduced over 385 diverse young adults to the legal profession. While the principal aim of the program is to help Boston youth learn about the legal profession through on on-the-job experience, the long-term goal of the program is to increase diversity and inclusion in Boston’s legal community. To ensure a diverse student pool, the BBA’s summer jobs students are selected from Boston Public High School (BPS), whose students live in 21 different neighborhoods and speak 77 different languages, including Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Chinese.

To date, firms have committed 53 jobs to BPS students. To view the participating firms, please click here.

There is still time for firms and law departments to demonstrate their commitment to increasing diversity within the legal profession. Please contact Katie D’Angelo, Public Service Programs Coordinator, at for more information about hiring a student.

This program is funded in part by the Austin Jones Fund and the M. Ellen Carpenter Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation.

Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Committees

  • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Public Policy
    The BBA is very active in legislative and regulatory changes. Attorneys are often asked to lend their expertise. Contact: Sara Mackey, BBA Sections Manager, or 617-778-1982.
  • Steering Committee
    The goal of the Committee for Attorneys with Disabilities is to build fellowship between attorneys with disabilities and their professional allies; share experiences, resources and career advancement strategies; and provide a forum for increased communication and understanding within the legal community. The Committee will work to develop opportunities for attorneys with disabilities and their allies to converge in social and educational settings.