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Boston Police Deputy Leads Adopt-a-School Workshop

November 14, 2017 (BOSTON) – Proskauer’s Adopt-a-School program, an initiative that provides high school juniors with a series of enrichment workshops focused on college and career readiness, hosted a program at our Boston office led by Deputy Superintendent Colm Lydon from the Boston Police Department.  

The Firm’s Adopt-a-School students from the innovative Boston Match Charter Public School attended Deputy Lydon’s workshop which focused on education, community and law enforcement. Deputy Lydon has been a Boston Police Officer for over 32 years and has worked in various ranks and positions, earning more than 50 awards and commendations for his service. He connected with our Adopt-a-School class, most of who had never interacted with a police officer before the session, in a variety of meaningful ways and emphasized the importance of networking and mentors, walking away from negative situations, and always striving to do the right thing. 

The Boston Police Foundation, a pro bono client of the Firm, recommended Deputy Lydon for this presentation. The presentation was organized by administrative assistant Penelope Pint, with help from office administrator Heather Seidel and associates Lou Sorgi and Mike Hackett. 

Proskauer hosts monthly Adopt-a-School workshops on college readiness and skill building at five of our office locations on various topics to enhance students’ work in the classroom and their educational opportunities.