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Society of Fellows Program

Join Boston's most charitable attorneys.

The Boston Bar Foundation Society of Fellows is a group of nearly 400 attorneys who are dedicated to expanding access to justice and improving our community. Each pledge is a permanent gift to the Boston Bar Foundation, providing a stable foundation of support for our work helping thousands of individuals and families through pro bono programs, grants to legal services organizations and opportunities for Boston youth.

The growth in the Society of Fellows program has allowed us to directly use other fundraising revenue for specific and important causes.  For example:

 

We were able to use 100% of the proceeds from Casino Night to help fund 15 internships for Boston Public High School students who interned at courts, legal services organizations, and government agencies this summer. 

  

This winter, we were able to use 100% of the proceeds from the Adams Benefit to fund direct grants that help individuals and families in our community facing critical issues like homelessness, domestic violence, immigration and veteran's affairs. 


Thanks to the Fellows Program, the BBF has the resources to act quickly in times of need.  Through programs like the Marathon Assistance Project, which leveraged the strength of our bar to help individuals and small businesses, the BBF responds to the urgent and emerging needs in our city.


The Society of Fellows is a true community. Throughout the year they gather together to enjoy guest speeches, attend networking events, and celebrate at our seasonal receptions. View our upcoming events  


At this year's Fellows’ Spring Reception guest speaker Teresa (Terry) Alleyne introduced the crowd to the partnership between the BBA Summer Jobs Program and the Boston Private Industry Counsel (PIC), where she is a senior career counselor. This summer the BBF will be funding internship positions for 15 students in the BBA Summer Jobs Program who will gain valuable paid work experience at non-profit community organizations, government offices and the courts.

The Junior Fellows Society is a special introductory giving level for new lawyers in practice ten years or less. 

Learn more about the program and how you can become a member.



Hear from our Members

Steven H. Wright
Holland & Knight LLP



"I have seen firsthand how BBF funding supports and enhances the key operations of Greater Boston's most critical legal service organizations. I'm honored to be part of this group of attorneys who are giving back...especially in these challenging economic times.”

Christine M. Netski
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.


“The Society of Fellows provides a great opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the BBF’s effective and innovative efforts to increase access to justice by those in need. I feel privileged to be part of a group of lawyers who are deeply committed to giving back to the Boston community.”