2015 Annual Campaign 

Since its founding by John Adams in the 1700’s, the Boston Bar Association has wielded the power of lawyers like you in order to make the Boston community a more just place to live. 

Since 1957, the Boston Bar Foundation – the BBA’s charitable affiliate – has expanded access to justice for the underserved, provided unique opportunities for Boston’s students, and funded innovative and impactful public service projects in our community. 

When you give to the BBF, you join other Boston leaders of the legal profession in using your unique power as a lawyer to improve our community.

The BBF Relies on the Power of Lawyers

To prepare 305 attorneys to accept pro bono cases for veterans, at-risk youth, victims of human trafficking and other vulnerable populations.

To empower 350 lawyers to assist 1,213 landlords and tenants navigating the legal system in the Boston Housing Court. 

To grant $950,000 to 23 innovative legal services organizations in our community, making a life-changing difference for thousands of families, individuals and children 

To answer calls for help from 355 veterans and military families, offering legal aid that prevents homelessness, ensures access to rightful benefits, and assists with bankruptcy and family law cases 

To give 65 urban teens professional opportunities at law firms, government agencies, nonprofits and the courts to set them on the trajectory for long-term success as part of our Summer Jobs Program

To inspire 1,023 K-12 grade Boston Public Schools students to take an interest in civic life and the law during Law Day in the Schools

To teach financial literacy skills to 600 high school students across the Commonwealth to guide them in making smart financial decisions

Through the BBF, lawyers like you have the power to promote good – will you join us?