The Boston Bar Foundation generously supports a number of public service initiatives and programs that help expand opportunities for Boston youth, increase access to justice for those in need, and connect members of the public with legal assistance. Looking to get involved? Please contact Cassandra Shavney, Public Service Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss which of our opportunities will best suit your interests and background.
Summer Jobs Program
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.
Lawyer for the Day in the Boston 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
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.
BBA Lawyer Referral Service
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.