| Five Suffolk Law graduates—the most from any area law school—were recently named to the 2009–2010 Boston Bar Association Public Interest Leadership Program.
“Suffolk Law is committed to supporting students and graduates who choose to pursue public service, whether in the private, public, or nonprofit sectors,” said Susan Prosnitz, executive director the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service. “We are very proud of the leadership roles our graduates have assumed, which have now been recognized by the BBA through this prestigious and compelling program.”
The Public Interest Leadership Program is a yearlong program intended for lawyers in their first ten years of practice. Participants take part in meetings and workshops with prominent public-service leaders and engage in group projects and activities that respond to a particular community need. Those chosen have been identified by the BBA as the civic, bar, and professional leaders of the future.
The five Suffolk lawyers chosen were: Lindy L. Aldrich JD ’06 is a staff attorney at the Victim Rights Law Center, where she represents victims of sexual assault and coordinates the center’s pro bono panel, the Rape Survivors’ Law Project. Aldrich also serves on the Rappaport Center’s advisory board.
Raymond C. Estes JD ’04 focuses on commercial real estate acquisition, disposition, leasing, and financing as an associate attorney at Rubin and Rudman LLP. He has volunteered with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts as well as Citizen Schools, a national network of after-school education programs, and he currently serves as co-chair of the Legislation & Public Policy Committee of the BBA Real Estate Section.
Anne Giovanoni JD ’05 practices corporate law at Alkermes Inc., covering areas such as corporate organization, boards of directors, research and development, clinical development, and human resources. She is actively involved with Community Servings, an organization that provides free home-delivered and medically tailored meals to people in eastern Massachusetts. In her role as private market policy manager at Health Care for All, Georgia J. Maheras JD ’06 works on health care initiatives such as comprehensive cost control, private market health reform implementation, general prescription drug policy, and general private insurance policy. She is an active member of the pro bono legal network Health Law Advocates, a nonprofit law firm dedicated to health care access.
As an associate at LibbyHoopes PC, Sarah W. Walsh JD ’05 concentrates on white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and civil litigation. While at Suffolk Law, Walsh was involved with the Shelter Legal Services Foundation, a nonprofit legal services organization, as a direct services volunteer.