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Boston Bar Association Judicial Internship Announces Partnership with Probate and Family Court

Monday, February 04, 2013
The Diversity & Inclusion Section’s Judicial Internship Program is now partnering with the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court to place diverse Boston area law students in internships in the courts.

The program is now accepting applications for internships in the Boston Municipal Court, Massachusetts State District Court, as well as the Probate and Family Court for Summer 2013. This unpaid, non-credit* internship provides students the opportunity to work directly with a judge, observe courtroom proceedings and enhance their legal research and writing skills. The BBA’s Diversity & Inclusion Section’s Pipeline and Recruitment Committee works to connect the judges with potential interns. 

Students who have completed their first year of law school and are able to work at least 15 hours per week will be considered. Diverse students are strongly encouraged to apply. A flexible schedule is available to accommodate other commitments. 

Interested students should complete the application and submit it along with a cover letter, resume, and a letter of recommendation from a law school professor. Enrollment is limited so early applications are strongly encouraged. Applications will be collected on a rolling basis with priority placement given to early applicants. The application deadline is March 1, 2013. 
Interested students should send completed applications to Susan Helm atshelm@bostonbar.org

*Students may be able to obtain credit from their law school for participation in the program on a case by case basis.

Family Law Committees

  • Family Law Communications Committee
    This committee publishes information relevant to the family law bar. If you are interested in an editorial position or writing for the newsletter or blog, contact the Co-Chairs.

    Contact Information

    Melinda Markvan

    Markvan Law LLC

    (617) 784-6832

    Brian McLaughlin

    Brian McLaughlin Esq. LLC

    (617) 236-5847

  • Family Law Education Committee
    Help develop relevant and innovative educational sessions led by a diverse group of talented speakers who cover family law issues.

    Contact Information

    Peter Jamieson

    Perocchi Family Law Group

    (978) 681 5665

    Alisa L. Hacker

    Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.

    (617) 227-3030

    Katherine M. Potter

    Law Office of Katherine M. Potter

    (617) 877-8664

    Jessica M. Dubin

    Lee & Rivers LLP

    (617) 266-6262

  • Family Law Public Policy Committee
    The BBA is very active in legislative and regulatory changes in the law. Family law attorneys are asked to lend their expertise.

    Contact Information

    Gayle Stone-Turesky

    Stone, Stone & Creem

    (617) 523-4567

    Frances M. Giordano

    Rubin and Rudman, LLP

    (617) 330-7008

  • Family Law Public Service Committee
    This committee focuses on educating and training members about various pro bono opportunities. The committee also organizes community service and student outreach projects for the section.

    Contact Information

    Claire C. Tutwiler

    Rubin and Rudman, LLP

    (617) 330-7045

    Abbe L. Hershberg

    Greater Boston Legal Services

    (617) 371-1234

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