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Boston Bar Association

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Hannah Poor
    (617)778-1938
  • Organization Type: Other nonprofit/community based organization

The Boston Bar Association (BBA), the oldest bar association in the United States, is the hub of the legal profession in Boston, Massachusetts. The Association’s mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, and serve the community at large. Headquartered at 16 Beacon Street in the historic Chester Harding House, the BBA has more than 12,000 members drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts and law schools.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk
  • Populations Served: Low Income
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / Supervision Comments: Free pro bono trainings are held in collaboration with local legal services agencies. Attorneys who attend trainings will receive cases and/or supervision from the legal services agency. Some trainings may carry CLE credit.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening
  • Other Project Types: One-time volunteer opportunities in schools and pro bono trainings
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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