MBF awards $24,000 to law students for public interest internships

The MBF Trustees proudly announce that four exceptional law students were recently selected to receive a stipend of $6,000 each for their unpaid summer internships at non-profit legal aid organizations in Massachusetts. The grants are provided through the MBF’s Legal Intern Fellowship Program, which is funded by the MBF Fellows Fund and the Smith Family Fund and has two concurrent goals: to give talented students the experience and encouragement they need to continue in the public interest law sector and to provide legal aid organizations with much-needed additional staff capacity for the summer.

This year’s award recipients are:

Mario Paredes
Boston University School of Law
Kids in Need of Defense
(Supported by MBF Fellows Fund)

Candace Pierre
New England Law │ Boston
Harvard Legal Aid Bureau: Family Law Unit
(Supported by MBF Fellows Fund)

James van Wagtendonk
Boston University School of Law
Greater Boston Legal Services: Employment Law Unit
(Supported by MBF Fellows Fund)

Rachel Bier
Boston University School of Law
Northeast Legal Aid: Family and Housing Law Unit
(Supported by the Smith Family Fund)



Click here for more information about the MBF's Legal Intern Fellowship Program.