Lawyers Journal

Grooming the next generation of legal professionals

To help foster the MBA's ties with law students and schools across the state, the MBA recently introduced the Law Student Sponsorship Program. The response from law students since its introduction has been significant.

"We are thrilled at the enthusiastic interest that we have seen from law students," said Lisa A. Ferrara, Esq., director of programs and services at the MBA. "The program provides us the opportunity to bring younger members and fresh perspectives to the MBA, and we are grateful to our existing members who are willing to support this important initiative."

A law student membership at the MBA provides students access to numerous networking and career development opportunities through educational programs, section council memberships and publications that present the latest legal news.

MBA bar leaders and active members have donated funds to sponsor MBA law student one-year memberships (valid Sept. 1, 2006 through Aug. 31, 2007). A limited number of memberships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each student sponsorship is $35. Participating attorneys provide the next generation of legal professionals access to MBA's beneficial resources and services early on.

For more information, visit www.massbar.org or call (617) 338-0530. Or, encourage a law student to submit an application at http://www.massbar.org

/membership/lssp.php to be considered for this valuable opportunity. The deadline for submitting applications is Nov. 9.

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