Charging ahead into Summer 2014, the BBA Summer Jobs Program has not only reached a new program high, but has surpassed 60 jobs for the first time in its history. Forty-four firms and legal organizations have already committed to providing 61 jobs for Boston public school students. These students will have the opportunity to earn money as well as learn more about the legal profession. The Program, a long-time collaborative effort with the City of Boston and the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC), selects students from a pool of talented applicants, ensuring that bright and motivated Boston youth will be working at participating law offices. Students are eager to learn and assist wherever necessary, including accounting, IT, and legal practice groups. The experience, knowledge, and mentorship the students receive in return are irreplaceable.
“The Summer Jobs Program puts students in positions that open their eyes to the legal community and job possibilities for the future, as well as providing them with an economic benefit that comes from a relatively small investment by employers,” said BBA President Paul Dacier. “Last year’s 58 Summer Jobs students individually earned $2,520 – $146,160 in aggregate – over the course of the program. That’s a significant income that increases their ability to help cover household expenses for their families and drives money back into the Massachusetts economy.”
Help us celebrate the work of the PIC, a longtime leader in creating employment and education opportunities for Boston youth, and hear more about the City of Boston’s goals to create more jobs for teens from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh at the BBA’s Law Day Dinner on May 12.
These 44 firms have stepped up to give back to the community and improve the quality of life for young people in the Boston area:
Anderson & Kreiger LLP
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Boston Bar Association*
Boston Bar Foundation++
Burns & Levinson LLP*
Choate Hall & Stewart
Chu, Ring & Hazel LLP
City of Boston, Office of the Corporation Counsel *
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP***
Ferriter Scobbo & Rodophele
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP
Goodwin Procter LLP*
Hemenway & Barnes LLP **
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP **
Margolis & Bloom LLP
Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Nixon Peabody LLP
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP
Prince Lobel Tye LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP*
Rosenfeld Rafik & Sullivan, P.C.
Rubin & Rudman LLP
Shaevel & Krems
Sherin & Lodgen LLP
Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP
Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.
Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
Thornton & Naumes LLP
Todd & Weld LLP
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
If your firm or legal office is interested in hiring a student, please contact Katie D’Angelo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Firm has committed to taking more than one student
**Firm has funded position for government or nonprofit legal office
***Firm has committed to taking four students
++This year, the Boston Bar Foundation’s M. Ellen Carpenter Fund will be funding summer jobs for 12 Boston public high school students at public agencies and nonprofits this summer. Learn more about the fund here.