Emily Oldshue Selected to Participate in 2018 BBA Public Interest Leadership Program
On June 27, the Boston Bar Association announced the members of its 15th Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP) Class, which includes Ropes & Gray capital markets associate Emily Oldshue. The program promotes civic engagement and public service by advancing the leadership role of lawyers in service to their community, their profession and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Ms. Oldshue was selected to participate in part due to her outstanding commitment to pro bono and public service. Ms. Oldshue spends significant time on pro bono matters, including representation of clients through Ropes & Gray’s partnership with Medical Legal Partnership | Boston and as a leader of the firm’s Pop-Up Transgender ID Project, in which the firm has partnered with GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) to represent clients as they navigate the process of obtaining legal name change orders and updating their state and federal identification documents.
PILP participants connect with prominent community leaders at meetings and events, learn about the challenges confronting local organizations and take part in efforts to address specific community needs. After completing the 14-month program, graduates enter a growing network of over 180 accomplished alumni who provide mentoring and support to their successors.