Benjamin Jones ’13 receives Supreme Judicial Court’s Adams Pro Bono Publico Award, becomes only second law student honoree
Praised for CORI Initiative leadership and “tremendous dedication”
Benjamin Jones '13 (center) and fellow awardees.
The prestigious awards, named in honor of attorneys John Adams and John Quincy Adams, were bestowed in a recent ceremony at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston.
The awards honor Massachusetts lawyers, law students, small and large law firms, government attorney offices, corporate law departments, law schools, or other institutions in the legal profession that demonstrate outstanding and exceptional commitment to providing volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged.
"The Adams Award is a great opportunity for Massachusetts law schools to see the potential of not only public interest-focused students, but of any student wishing to get practical experience through volunteering their time for those most in need of legal aid,” said Jones. “I am grateful for New England Law's encouragement in these areas."
Jones addresses the gathering.
Professor Siegel commented, “Ben is a remarkable example of what can be done in public interest if a student takes advantage of every opportunity for pro bono and volunteer work available at New England Law and Boston generally.”