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Background

Mia Friedman, Pro Bono Manager at Fish, is part of the Legal Talent & Inclusion team, and is based in our Boston office. Ms. Friedman leads and manages the firm’s pro bono practice for Fish’s 11 U.S. offices, and works closely with the firm-wide Pro Bono Chair. Ms. Friedman is active in the legal services community, volunteering her time with the Boston Bar Association’s Delivery of Legal Services Section, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services, and Lawyers Clearinghouse. Prior to her professional roles in pro bono management, Ms. Friedman practiced as a civil litigator at a small Boston firm.

Previously, Ms. Friedman was the Legal Clinic Director at Lawyers Clearinghouse, where she managed the Massachusetts Legal Clinic for the Homeless, a program that facilitates the provision of civil legal services to over 250 homeless and low-income clients each year. In addition, Ms. Friedman’s work at the Clearinghouse included directing and expanding the Access to Justice Fellows Program, an innovative pro bono model for senior and retired judges and attorneys. Prior to that, she was the Director of Public Interest and Pro Bono Programs at Suffolk University Law School, where she managed law student pro bono work and counseled students interested in public service careers.

Education

Suffolk University Law School 2005
J.D.
with honors


Tufts University 2001
B.A.
with honors

Admissions

  • Massachusetts 2005
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts 2005

Memberships & Affiliations

MA SJC Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services, Subcommittee on Pandemic Pro Bono (2020-Present)
Boston Bar Association, Delivery of Legal Services Section, Steering Committee Member (2010-Present), Co-Chair (2020-2022)
Lawyers Clearinghouse, Leadership Committee Member (2020)
MA Access to Justice Commission's COVID-19 Taskforce, Pro Bono Committee Tri-Chair (2020)
Association of Pro Bono Counsel (2019-Present)

Other Distinctions

Recognized for Excellence in Pro Bono by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2020)

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