Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opps

Get involved

The MBA allows for easily accessible and organized opportunities for attorneys to get involved in their communities. Professionals appreciate these outlets to get involved in their own and other communities across the commonwealth.

For more information about any of these programs, fill out our Volunteer Opportunities Menu, or contact the MBA Community Services Department directly at (617) 338-0695 or via e-mail.

  • Conversations

    In addition to its regular community service programs, the MBA frequently offers discussions that are initiated at the request of the association’s president and officers.

  • Dial-A-Lawyer

    On the first Wednesday of each month, attorneys volunteer at the MBA Boston headquarters by providing free basic legal information by phone to callers between the hours of 5:30-7:30 p.m. Questions cover a wide range of legal topics. Additionally, twice a year the program is offered specifically to the general public in Western Massachusetts.

  • Elder Law Education Program

    During May, in celebration of Law Day, many MBA members throughout the state volunteer to speak at their local senior center or council on aging on various elder-law subjects. Topics range from basic elder legal issues to more substantive areas. ELEP is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys.

  • Job Shadow

    Would you like to help students broaden their understanding of the law, introduce them to the variety of careers available in the legal field and foster their respect for the legal system? If so, please consider participating in Job Shadow Day by volunteering to have a young person “shadow” you for one day as you work in the office, go to court, talk with colleagues and more. Job Shadow Day is a fun way to shed light on the legal world.

  • Mock Trial

    Every year, members of the MBA serve as coaches and judges for the Mock Trial Program, while thousands of high school students across Massachusetts participate. Students prepare a hypothetical case and then test their skills as lawyers and witnesses in a simulated courtroom competition.

  • Pro Bono Opportunities

    Visit MassProBono.org, a new website that allows lawyers to focus their energy on doing pro bono work rather than looking for it. The site was launched by the Volunteer Lawyers Project, in partnership with Pro Bono Net, the Massachusetts Legal Aid Websites Project and the Massachusetts Bar Association. The centerpiece of the site is a Pro Bono Opportunities Guide, developed in partnership with the MBA, which has built an extensive statewide listing of pro bono opportunities. MassProBono.org builds on the MBA's pro bono catalogue and incorporates the interactive functions of the Pro Bono Net platform to create a robust new tool to promote pro bono engagement.

  • Speakers' Bureau

    The MBA’s Speakers Bureau is a great opportunity to share your expertise with local, civic, business, educational and social organizations. Presentations are provided free to the public. All areas of practice are in demand.

  • Volunteer Opportunities Menu

    The MBA offers a wide array of projects with varying time commitments. The list includes more than a dozen ways that you can volunteer your time, with opportunities ranging from serving on a committee or joining a practice group, to judging a mock trial competition or teaching a CLE seminar. Your involvement provides a chance for you to give back to the legal community while working with fellow MBA members.

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