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Community Announcements

AALAM is pleased to publicize events and announcements from professional and affinity bar associations and other community groups, within and outside of Massachusetts, in which AALAM members may be interested. To post an item, please e-mail a link, PDF, or Word document containing the relevant information to Romeo Camba at aalam.info@gmail.com. AALAM reserves editorial control. Postings may be removed after 30 days unless additional time is requested.

Volunteer Opportunity

The Greater Boston APALSA Conference, entitled Diverse Lawyers as Global Leaders, a conference that celebrates ethnic diversity in the legal world, is looking for a few more speed mentors for the conference on January 23rd, 2016. The speed mentoring session will be held from 3:30 to 4:45, followed by cocktail reception.

Please contact 1516.gb.apalsa@gmail.com to participate as a speed mentors.  Return to Top

Public Interest Leadership Program

Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP) is accepting applicants for its 2016-17 class.

This spring, the BBA will welcome its thirteenth PILP class, which will join the prestigious group of 153 PILP alumni in their mission to provide community leadership and service. PILP engages leaders early in their career to develop lasting connections beyond their existing legal networks that serve to integrate them into the Boston legal community and public interest landscape. The BBA will host an information session for interested applicants on Friday, January 29, 2016, at 4:00 PM. A flyer with additional details about the information session is attached.

This selective program attracts a diverse group of talented, motivated attorneys who have been out of law school for 10 years or less. PILP participants connect with prominent community leaders at meetings and events, learn about the challenges confronting local organizations and government, and take part in public service efforts. After completing the 14-month program, which will take place from May 2016 through July 2017, graduates enter a growing network of accomplished alumni who provide mentoring and support to their successors.

The success of the program relies on law firms and other organizations to nominate promising candidates and support future leaders' participation in PILP. As a member of the BBA's leadership, we hope you will encourage your firm to nominate an attorney for this prestigious program. Not only does PILP advance the leadership and professional development of the participant, but it highlights the firm's commitment to the legal community and to the Greater Boston community as a whole.

The application deadline is Friday, February 26th and the application is available here. For additional information on the program and the application process, please contact Neha Deshpande, Membership Outreach Assistant, at ndeshpande@bostonbar.orgReturn to Top

NAPABA Announcements

NAPABA needs your help and involvement to ensure that Asian Pacific Americans are represented in the ranks of the American Bar Association leadership. NAPABA encourages you to self-nominate for a Presidential Committee Appointment by the ABA deadline of Feb. 26, 2016.

In addition to your self-nomination, NAPABA will be recommending candidates for appointments to committees, commissions, and other ABA entities for the upcoming bar year. To be considered for a NAPABA endorsement, you must submit a request to NAPABA by 12 p.m. EST on Jan. 29, 2016.

For more information on submitting a NAPABA endorsement request, please click hereReturn to Top

Fourth Annual Greater Boston APALSA Conference

The Fourth Annual Greater Boston APALSA Conference is scheduled for January 23, 2016 at Boston University. Student coordinators of the conference invite AALAM members to participate as speed mentors! Speed mentors have the opportunity to provide insights and advice to current law students, especially 1Ls. It is a great and valuable opportunity for conference student attendees to network with professionals and recent graduates as well as learn about different legal fields. The Speed Mentoring portion of the conference will take place from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm but we encourage you to attend the event in its entirety from 10 am to 6:30 pm. If you are interested in becoming a speed mentor, or if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Jen Rasay at rasay.j@husky.neu.edu by January 12, 2016. We hope you can come and support the Greater Boston APALSA Conference in this way!  Return to Top

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