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Save the Date - Society of Fellows Fall Open House

The BBF has announced that its Society of Fellows Fall Open House will be held on Thursday, November 7th at 5:30 pm at the Boston Bar Association’s 16 Beacon Street headquarters. Attendees will enjoy an evening of food, drinks and mingling with other Fellows fellows while learning more about the work of the BBF and the Society of Fellows. 

Jay McManus, Executive Director of the Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts and recipient of the 2013 John G. Brooks Legal Services award, will speak at the event. As Executive Director of a BBF Grantee organization, Jay knows firsthand the value of the BBF’s support and the importance of adequately funding our legal services organizations. 

RSVP here or contact Jen Merrill at jmerrill@bostonbar.org or 617-778-1938. This event is open to all members of the BBA.



Immigration Committees

  • Asylum Committee
    This committee focuses on focuses on humanitarian forms of relief, such as asylum, withholding of removal, relief under the Convention against Torture, TPS, VAWA, U and T visas, humanitarian parole.

    Contact Information

    Ani E. Ajemian

    Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

    (617) 348-1882

    Amanda Ekey

    Joyce & Associates, P.C.

    (617) 523-1500

  • Business Committee
    Examine issues relating to employer representation & compliance, labor certification (PERM), immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions (H-1B, L, TN etc.), and adjustment of status.
  • Family Committee
    This committee focuses on forms of relief that arise when a noncitizen is in removal proceedings; detention issues (Know Your Rights, release under bond, orders of supervision, credible fear interviews); and immigration consequences of crimes and post-conviction relief.

    Contact Information

    Melissa Bordeaux

    Law Office of Adrienne J. Vaughan, LLC

  • Immigration Public Service Committee
    This committee offers resources to assist BBA members to locate immigration-related pro bono opportunities in the Boston area and supports the efforts of local immigration legal services. Some of the projects we support include: asylum, KYRs to the detained population, VAWA, U and T visas, status for unaccompanied minors, TPS, and citizenship.

    Contact Information

    Veronica Serrato

    Greater Boston Citizenship Initiative

    (617) 428-3775

  • Removal Defense Committee
    This committee focuses on forms of relief that arise when a noncitizen is in removal proceedings; detention issues (Know Your Rights, release under bond, orders of supervision, credible fear interviews); and immigration consequences of crimes and post-conviction relief.

    Contact Information

    June Beack

    Jessica Chicco

    Emma C. Winger

    Committee for Public Counsel Services - Malden

    (781) 338-0825

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