The Boston Bar Association Public Interest Leadership Program

Boston Bar Association pic
Boston Bar Association
Image: bostonbar.org

University of Chicago graduate Scott Kafker is an experienced legal practitioner who taught at the Boston College Law School from 2009 to 2015. He served as an associate justice of the Appeals Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2001 until he was appointed the court’s chief justice in 2015. Based in Boston, Scott Kafker is a member of the Boston Bar Association (BBA).

The BBA includes many of the best and brightest law practitioners in Boston, and has a distinguished history.

The BBA’s mission is to advance the standards of excellence in the profession and enhance the accessibility of justice among those who seek it. The association also aims to serve the community at large and does this through several initiatives, including the Public Interest Leadership Program.

The BBA’s Public Interest Leadership Program was conceptualized in 2002 by Chief Judge Mark Wolf and then-BBA president Michael Keating, both of whom saw the need for young lawyers to take on leadership roles in their communities. Since its inception, the program has successfully attracted early-career lawyers with a demonstrated commitment to public service and pro bono work.

The program lasts 14 months, during which participants attend meetings and events where they work with community leaders. During these interactions, young lawyers learn the difficulties experienced by local organizations, which encourages them to participate in efforts to address community needs.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s