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Courtney Simmons Volunteers With The Food Project Through BBA Environmental Law Pro Bono and Public Service Committee

On September 21, Courtney Simmons volunteered at The Food Project’s West Cottage Farm in Dorchester, MA as part of a Boston Bar Association (BBA) Environmental Law Pro Bono and Public Service Committee community service event. Courtney and fellow volunteers collaborated with local youth to complete a variety of hands-on farming tasks, including planting, weeding and harvesting.

Courtney was recently appointed Co-Chair of the Environmental Law Pro Bono and Public Service Committee, a subset of the BBA’s Environmental and Energy Law Section. Courtney, along with her fellow Co-Chair Olympia Bowker, an associate at the Boston law firm McGregor & Legere, will coordinate a number of annual service events as well as practice-specific pro bono projects and brown bag programming. As a Section member, she will also help shape environmental policy through a close working relationship with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

The Food Project is a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization whose mission is to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system.

For more information, contact: Joanne Thorud; (617) 589-3896; jthorud@davismalm.com