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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BBF Fellows Start the Summer with Two Exclusive Events

The Boston Bar Foundation’s Society of Fellows is kicking-off the summer with two Fellows-exclusive social events. The first is the upcoming Justice Is Sweet VIP Wine Tasting, hosted by the BBF Junior Fellows prior to the start of the Justice is Sweet fundraiser on June 27. From 5:00-6:00pm, attendees of the reception will receive a guided wine tasting of wines from around the world from a local wine expert.  At 6:00pm we invite attendees to join us for Justice is Sweet, featuring chocolate fountains, sweet treats, drinks, and appetizers all for a great cause.  The VIP reception is free for all Society of Fellows members, but tickets are required to attend Justice is Sweet.  R.S.V.P. for the VIP Justice Is Sweet Wine Tasting and/or purchase tickets to Justice is Sweet.

On July 17 at 5:00pm, the BBF will celebrate the commitment and support of Society of Fellows members at the annual Fellows Summer Reception. Members are invited to join friends and colleagues for a relaxed evening of cocktails, appetizers and music at the BBA - 16 Beacon Street.  A new addition this year, there will be an optional post-reception outing where Fellows can attend the summer concert at the Hatch Memorial Shell.  
R.S.V. P. for the Summer Fellows Reception.

The Society of Fellows is a special philanthropic-giving program that helps advance the Boston Bar Foundation’s mission to ensure access to justice for all citizens, promote an equitable and efficient judicial system and a greater understanding of the legal system, and encourage community service and pro bono activities by members of the bar. Members of the Society are invited to exclusive social and networking events throughout the calendar year. To learn more about the Fellows program, click here or contact Megan Leppert, Director of Development & Events at 617-778-1924 or mleppert@bostonbar.org.

New Lawyers Committees

  • New Lawyers Law School Outreach Committees
    This Committee seeks to integrate Boston area law students into the local legal community by encouraging participation in the BBA. We conduct programming, in conjunction with other sections of the BBA and local law schools, designed to promote the professional development of law students. Through these programs, the Committee provides students with opportunities to obtain practical substantive legal knowledge and to network with attorneys and other students.

    Contact Information

    Rebekah Provost

    Suffolk University Law School

    (617) 573-8000

    Tali Shulman

    (617) 633-5033

  • 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

    Michael C. Birch

    Lurie, Lent & Friedman, LLP

    (617) 367 1970

    Elizabeth J. McEvoy

    Donoghue, Barrett & Singal, P.C.

    (617) 720-5090

  • 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

    Margaret A. Caulfield

    Partners Health Care System

    (617) 954-9895

    Sara Farnum

    Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General

    (207) 712-8555

  • 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

    Michael Licker

    Foley Hoag LLP

    (617) 832-1197

    Ben Montgomery

    Partners HealthCare

    (617) 954-9525

    Adam M. Veness

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

    (617) 542-6000

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