Passport to Pairings



The Boston Bar Foundation's first annual Passport to Pairings event was a success! Over 250 young lawyers, law students and veteran professionals sampled gourmet food & beverage pairings while raising money and awareness for the public service projects of the Boston Bar Association. Thanks to our sponsors and attendees the BBF raised nearly $37,000 for these programs:

M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program

Through this program, volunteer lawyers teach Boston teens about their financial rights and responsibilities—giving them the tools they need to succeed.  This year, the program was taught in 18 schools statewide. Learn more here

Law Day in Schools  

Every spring, lawyers and judges from all over the city visit classes across the Boston Public School system as part of Law Day to teach over 1,300 students of all ages about “Why Every Vote Matters.” Learn more here


Lawyer for a day in Boston Housing Court

At Lawyer for a day in Boston Housing Court volunteer lawyers and law students offer their assistance to unrepresented tenants and landlords on Eviction Day. Since 1999 over 15,000 people have received assistance and better access to justice through this program. Learn more here


The Community Re-entry Readiness Program 

The Community Re-entry Readiness program provides information to federal probationers on key civil and legal issues that they may face as they work to readjust to life outside of prison. Learn more here


The Military Legal Helpline

The Military Legal Helpline was established to address the unmet legal issues faced by veterans, military personnel, and their families. Since the helpline began earlier this year, 275 calls have been fielded from active military and veterans. Learn more here


Marathon Assistance Project

In times of crisis, lawyers are uniquely positioned to provide assistance to those in need. In the wake of the Boston Marathon tragedy, 84 BBA volunteers assisted more than 70 small business owners and individuals. Learn more here


The Mayor’s Youth Council

The BBA provides mentors to the Mayor’s Youth Council. The Youth Council consists of students selected to represent their neighborhoods as volunteers on this citywide board. Learn more here 



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We hope that you enjoyed the event, and that you learned about the importance of public service in our community. We rely on donors and volunteers like you to continue making Boston a better place to live and work.

Event Sponsors

Jet Setter Sponsors

  • Wilmer Hale

Advertising Sponsors

  • Casner & Edwards, LLP
  • Hermes, Netburn, O'Connor & Spearing, P.C.
  • Kates & Barlow, PC
  • McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, PA
  • O'Brien & Levine Court Reporting Services