Looking Ahead with 2014 BBA Public Interest Leaders
While PILP 10 wraps up their Court Service Center Project, the BBA is already planning for the next class of attorneys to participate in the Public Interest Leadership Program. Take a look at the roster for the PILP 11 class here. If you want additional background on this impressive group, take a look at their full bios.
Beyond the Billable reached out to a couple of members of PILP 11 to hear why they chose to participate in the Program. Here’s what they had to say:
“I was motivated to become a lawyer so that I could effectively assist vulnerable populations, and after being siloed in a large corporation for a couple of years I was looking for a way to get back to that mindset. The Public Interest Leadership Program looked like a great opportunity to volunteer in a legal capacity while also developing my leadership and communications skills.”
—Rochelle Meddoff, State Street Corporation
“PILP offers younger lawyers the opportunity to improve their leadership skills and engage in a meaningful way with the Boston legal community. I am excited to work with other PILP members to develop a legacy project that I hope will have a positive impact for years to come.” —Elizabeth Mooney, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
“A huge incentive for me to participate in PILP was the opportunity to meet and be inspired by other attorneys who are making a difference – the attorneys in my PILP class, the PILP alums, and the BBA leadership and other community leaders we will meet through the PILP program. Additionally, as a prosecutor I feel compelled to take advantage of every opportunity to learn more about the needs of the community we serve and to give back. I’m excited to do so through work on the PILP 11 service project.” —Elianna Nuzum, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
“Having recently moved to the Boston area I was looking for a way to get more involved in the community. PILP seemed like the perfect way not only to get to know my peers, but also to meaningfully give back. While one-off volunteering is important, I also liked the idea of developing a project over time and bringing it to fruition.” —Nita Kumaraswami - Sullivan & Worcester, LLP
Stay tuned for more on PILP 11 as they begin their Program next month.