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Contact: Michael Avitzur
Director of Government Relations

BBA Summer Jobs Program Sets the Pace - 40 Jobs Already Secured

With 27 firms and organizations already signed on to provide Boston public high school students with summer jobs and an introduction to the legal profession during Summer 2014, the Boston Bar Association's Summer Jobs Program has reached 40 available student positions so far – well over halfway to last year's total of 58. The Boston Bar Foundation , the charitable arm of the BBA, will be funding 10 of the 40 positions, which will make it possible for students to be placed in the legal departments of nonprofits and government organizations.

Since 1993, the Summer Jobs Program, run in partnership with the Boston Private Industry Council and Mayor's Office, has afforded more than 640 diverse youth in the Boston public school system the opportunity to learn about legal work and earn money in a supportive, inclusive environment. Besides daily office experience, students will also complete the M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program, hold a mock Boston City Council hearing, tour the Adams Courthouse, and take part in enrichment seminars designed to hone communication and professional networking skills.

The BBA would like to thank the 27 firms and organizations that have already committed to the Summer Jobs Program and its mission to enrich the lives of Boston's youth:

Anderson & Kreiger LLP
Boston Bar Association *
Boston Bar Foundation *
Choate Hall & Stewart
City of Boston, Office of the Corporation Counsel *
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP *
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Foley Hoag
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP
Hemenway & Barnes LLP **
Hinckley Allen
Holland & Knight LLP
LPL Financial
Margolis & Bloom LLP
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Prince Lobel Tye LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP *
Rosenfeld Rafik & Sullivan, P.C.
Shaevel & Krems
Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.
Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
Todd & Weld LLP
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

*Firm has committed to taking more than one student
**Firm has funded position for government or nonprofit legal office

The Boston Bar Association traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the nation’s second president. Its mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, serve the community at large and promote diversity and inclusion.