New Lawyer Experience

Your path starts here.

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Welcome to your professional home. As part of the BBA, you’ll have opportunities to develop your skillset and expand your network in every stage of your career – from law student, to new lawyer, to senior associate and beyond. Become a part of Boston’s largest legal network, and join lawyers from every background and practice area to form connections, learn from one another and strengthen our community.

Professional Experiences Designed for Success.

Participate in substantive work experiences, create meaningful connections that build your network, and stay in the know about the latest job opportunities in Boston law.
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Fellowship Program
This innovative program connects law students with paid summer internships in public interest law offices—supporting your career development, professional growth and commitment to public interest law.  
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Networking and Mentoring
Take part in programs and events that facilitate meaningful connections and help grow your network. From speed networking, to our innovative Empowering Connections program, you’ll find groups that grow your business and career, broaden your perspective and open new opportunities.  
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Career Center
A valuable resource for when you’re considering a career transition or just want to stay on top of the latest opportunities, the BBA Career Center connects you with over 400 employers.
Annual Career Fair
Connecting students from area law schools with local small and mid-size firms, this annual event features an evening of networking and relationship-building between firms and a talented and diverse gathering of future attorneys.

Go beyond the lecture hall.

The practice of law requires an ongoing commitment to learning.  From preparing for the bar exam, to developing expert knowledge and practical, real-world skills, the BBA makes it easy for you to participate in programs that deliver the most essential learning opportunities efficiently and effectively.

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Bar Coaching

Assisting new graduates as they prepare to sit for the bar exam and confront all the stresses that come along with studying, this program helps law students prepare for the test and offers support on the non-substantive aspects of preparing for the exam.

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Practicing With Professionalism

Make your first decision as a Massachusetts attorney a great one. The BBA’s Practicing with Professionalism program faculty includes respected members of the judiciary, attorneys from firms of all sizes, government offices, and legal services organizations.  The BBA partners with the AALAM, HNBA, MAHA, MBLA, MBWA, Mass LGBTQ and SABAGB to bring you the best experience possible and connect you to a diverse group of Bar Associations.

New Lawyer and Fundamentals Programs

Offering an introduction to the basic legal skills and fundamental knowledge lawyers need to get a foothold and learn the how-to’s of their chosen practice area.
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Tue Jul 16

The Supreme Court Speaks on Chapter 11: Reflections on the Implications of Harrington v. Purdue Pharma L.P. | Virtual

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Thu Aug 08
Social Networking

BBA Partner Event: Build Your Client Service Team

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thu Sep 05
Social Networking

Fall Networking Mixer for New Lawyers

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

There’s a place for you at the BBA. 

As you progress through your career, you’ll find a community at the BBA dedicated to helping you enhance your practice and enrich your career.  Our Forums for those starting out in the legal profession are some of the most vibrant groups in Boston, hosting skill-building workshops, social events, community service opportunities and more.

Law Student

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New Lawyers Network

Explore Forum

Senior Associates

Explore Section
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Moving ahead while giving back.

Join other new lawyers dedicated to using their time and expertise to better our community.  The BBA provides both discreet and ongoing pro bono and service opportunities, charitable giving programs and events, and intensive leadership training for those committed to public service.

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