Society of Fellows Program
Join Boston's most charitable attorneys.
The Boston Bar Foundation Society of Fellows is a group of nearly 400 attorneys who are dedicated to expanding access to justice and improving our community. Each pledge is a permanent gift to the Boston Bar Foundation, providing a stable foundation of support for our work helping thousands of individuals and families through pro bono programs, grants to legal services organizations and opportunities for Boston youth.
The growth in the Society of Fellows program has allowed us to directly use other fundraising revenue for specific and important causes. For example:
We were able to use 100% of the proceeds from Casino Night to fund 13 internships for Boston Public High School students who interned at courts, legal services organizations, and government agencies this summer.
This winter, we were able to use 100% of the proceeds from the Adams Benefit to fund direct grants that help individuals and families in our community facing critical issues like homelessness, domestic violence, immigration and veteran's affairs.
Thanks to the Fellows Program, the BBF has the resources to act quickly in times of need. Through programs like the Marathon Assistance Project, which leveraged the strength of our bar to help individuals and small businesses, the BBF responds to the urgent and emerging needs in our city.
The Society of Fellows is a true community. Throughout the year they gather together to enjoy guest speeches, attend networking events, and celebrate at our seasonal receptions. View our upcoming events
At this year's winter reception The Society of Fellows came together to listen to guest speaker Professor Daniel Nagin from Harvard Legal Services Center's Low Income Tax Clinic (LITC). Through support from the BBF the LITC will be able fund pro bono training for tax attorneys, and expand their work assisting individuals with tax problems.
The Junior Fellows Society is a special introductory giving level for new lawyers in practice ten years or less.
Hear from our Members
Steven H. Wright
Holland & Knight LLP
"I have seen firsthand how BBF funding supports and enhances the key operations of Greater Boston's most critical legal service organizations. I'm honored to be part of this group of attorneys who are giving back...especially in these challenging economic times.”
Christine M. Netski
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.
“The Society of Fellows provides a great opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the BBF’s effective and innovative efforts to increase access to justice by those in need. I feel privileged to be part of a group of lawyers who are deeply committed to giving back to the Boston community.”