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Public Service

The Boston Bar Foundation generously supports a number of the public service initiatives and programs that Boston Bar members participate in. Throughout the year, the programs make a meaningful impact within the Greater Boston community, making our city a better place to live.

Summer Jobs Program

Summer Jobs

For more than a decade, law firms, government agencies, nonprofits, and in-house legal departments have provided thousands of Boston-area teens with opportunities to gain valuable working experience in the legal community.

Law Day in the Schools Program

Law Day in the Schools

Since 1986, lawyers and judges have visited public school classrooms throughout Boston to expose young people to the legal field.

Financial Literacy Program

Financial Literacy Program

Since 2005, the Financial Literacy Program has provided high school students with the tools and information to make wise financial decisions.

Lawyer for the Day in the Boston Housing Court

Housing Court

Over the past decade, volunteer lawyers and law students have passed through the Boston Housing Court, offering their assistance to unrepresented tenants and landlords on Eviction Day.

Reentry Education Program

Reentry Education Program

The BBA Reentry Education Program provides information to federal probationers on key civil-legal issues that they will face when re-entering society. The initiative originally emerged as a project of the BBA’s Public Interest Leadership Program in collaboration with U.S. District Judge Leo T. Sorokin and U.S. District Judge Timothy Hillman.

Veterans Initiative

Veterans

The Boston Bar Association has developed several unique programs to support the men, women, and families who have served our country.

BBA Lawyer Referral Service

LRS

The Boston Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service has been helping people find the right lawyer for over 50 years. The LRS Program connects callers in need of legal assistance with qualified help from private attorneys, legal services agencies, government offices, and community programs.

Interested in volunteering with the Boston Bar Foundation? Contact us to learn about the opportunities.