Junior Fellows Society

The Society

The Society of Fellows offers an introductory Junior Fellow level for young lawyers who have been in practice 10 years or less. More than 100 Junior Fellows have pledged their support of the Boston Bar Foundation's vital work in the Greater Boston community, with a total of over 400 Society of Fellows members. 

Each contribution we receive is applied to the BBF permanent endowment, which in turn frees up other sources of BBF funding, allowing us to continue to be a first responder when addressing the Greater Boston community’s evolving needs.    



Junior Fellows are invited to exclusive events throughout the year, happy hours, receptions and more and are also provided opportunities to participate in BBA public service activities like Law Day in the Schools. Interested in attending one of our Open Houses or other Fellows event to learn more and meet other Fellows? View all upcoming Society of Fellows events.



The commitment from our Fellows is recognized on our website, within Boston Bar Foundation publications, at special events and more. Becoming a Junior Fellow allows for the opportunity to be included in a group of legal professionals from all backgrounds and experience levels.

Pledge Today

Junior Fellows pledges involve a giving level of $1,000 payable over four years, or $250 per year with contributions tax-deductible to the fullest extend allowed by law. When a pledge has been fully paid, it can be applied towards membership at a higher giving level. 

For more information about the Society of Fellows, or to inquire about making a pledge, please contact Megan Leppert at or 617-778-1924.

Hear from our Junior Fellows

Serving the community is an important aspect of the legal profession and getting involved with the BBF allows younger lawyers an opportunity to step into this role earlier in their career then they might otherwise be able to if they were seeking to serve in the same capacity with a similarly sized non-legal charity. In addition, the BBF supports causes that impact lawyers on a daily basis and organizations that lawyers regularly work with in their practice or volunteer on behalf of.”

- Michelle Kalas, Riemer & Braunstein LLP

“"I decided to pledge as a Junior Fellow to do my small part in advancing the BBF’s justice-promoting mission of, among other things, providing access to justice for society’s underserved. The Society of Fellows program provides a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of the work needed to help make a difference in improving the delivery of legal services.””

- Bryan S. Conley, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP