Past Public Interest Leaders Reflect: Part 2

As the BBA thanks and congratulates PILP 9 for their service over the past 14 months, Beyond the Billable is reflecting on their experiences in the program.

Here’s what a few of the class members had to say about their time in PILP:

Saccardi, ChrisChristopher Saccardi, The Law Office of Christopher T. Saccardi
“I enjoyed most of all the opportunity to meet and work with a group of interesting colleagues with whom I may not otherwise have crossed paths. It was gratifying to see that participants came from a wide cross-section of the legal profession, from small to large firms, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. I have made lasting friendships that I know will be of both personal and professional importance to me throughout my legal career. I also found the opportunities to hear from so many interesting and influential speakers to be a very worthwhile and interesting experience.”

Devanthéry, JuliaJulia Devanthéry, Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School
“What I appreciate most about PILP is that I got the opportunity to work on a social justice project that truly addresses an unmet need in the community. It was really exciting to be a part of imagining and then implementing a new program, and doing that work alongside a group of like-minded peers (many of whom I may not otherwise have had the chance to work with) was a great experience.”


Bodamer, BenBenton Bodamer, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
“PILP was a jolt of amazing access to resources. From the BBA staff and volunteer attorneys, to my PILP colleagues, to the judges and community leaders with whom we met, each meeting was an opportunity to sample the very best of Boston’s incredible public service community.”



For more information on the Public Interest Leadership Program, please contact Susan Helm, Member Programs Coordinator, at

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Posted on June 25, 2013, in Public Interest Leadership Program, Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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