The Boston Bar Association (BBA) Summer Jobs Program called a news conference on June 28 to honor 35 Boston teenagers who will spend the summer working with lawyers in the corporate legal departments of some of the city's leading institutions, in significant government agencies, and at some of Boston's most public-spirited law firms.
In what has become a cherished annual tradition, Mayor Thomas M. Menino shared the podium with alums of the BBA Summer Jobs Program, Tiffany Sanders, an incoming freshman at Hamilton College, and Emanuelle Renelique, entering her junior year at George Washington University. Tiffany spent the summer of 2006 working at the City of Boston Law Department, and will return there this summer. Emanuelle worked at Ferriter Scobbo in 2003, and will be working at Choate Hall & Stewart through the Boston Lawyers Group's program for college students.
Thanks to gifts received by the M. Ellen Carpenter Fund of the Boston Bar Foundation, this year will feature two new public sector job opportunities. One M. Ellen Carpenter Public Service Fellow will work at the Committee for Public Counsel Services, and another will work at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Massachusetts.
Also helping to welcome the students was BBA President Jack Cinquegrana, a partner at Choate, Hall & Stewart, and George Field, co-chair of the BBA Summer Jobs Program, and partner in charge of Verrill Dana's Boston office.
The BBA Summer Jobs Program was created in 1993, and is conducted in partnership with the Boston Public Schools and Boston's Private Industry Council.