Emily Hodge Selected for Boston Bar Association’s Public Interest Leadership Program
Choate Press Release
| May 11, 2012
| Emily Hodge
Choate today announced that attorney Emily Hodge has been named as one of 14 attorneys chosen for the Boston Bar Association’s prestigious Public Interest Leadership Program. Designed to identify and develop the next generation of lawyer leaders, this highly selective program drew applicants for its 2012-2013 class from an exceptionally talented and diverse group of young professionals committed to serving the public interest.
“We are very pleased that Emily has been selected for the Public Interest Leadership Program,” said William Gelnaw and John Nadas, co-managing partners at Choate. “She is a talented attorney who is dedicated to serving the community, and she will represent our firm well in this program.”
At Choate, Ms. Hodge is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, focusing on major commercial litigation and government enforcement and compliance. She currently chairs the firm’s collaboration with the Lawyers Clearinghouse (coordinating legal clinics at local homeless shelters), is active with the firm’s Citizen Schools program (leading legal apprenticeship sessions with local middle school students), and is a certified Court Appointed Special Advocate and member of the Board of Friends of CASA, Inc. Outside of the office, Ms. Hodge serves on the United Way Emerging Leaders General Committee and volunteers with Boston Cares. She is also a member of Choate’s Hiring Committee.
Ms. Hodge will serve in the PILP for 14 months, with Choate supporting her commitment of 150 hours to the program. In addition to furthering her own professional development and leadership skills, Ms. Hodge will work with other Leaders to develop programs to help encourage peer participation in public service and civic activities. The Leaders may also address systemic issues involving access to justice and delivery of legal services. Program participants become part of a growing alumni network of leaders who have assumed leadership positions within the bar and community and who serve as a resource to subsequent PILP classes.
Ms. Hodge received her JD from Georgetown University Law School in 2006 and her AB, cum laude, from Harvard College in 2002.