Wednesday, May. 23, 2007
MBA Secretary Edward W. McIntyre leads a discussion on the legal profession with Worcester youth.
Choose Law program in Worcester a success
On Friday, May 18, more than 20 teens participated in the first session of the MBA's Choose Law program, held at the Worcester Boys and Girls Club. Created by the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association, Choose Law promotes diversity in the legal profession by encouraging young people to "be the change" they wish to see in the legal system.
The program included a screening of the Choose Law video and a panel discussion with a group of legal professionals. Panelists included the Hon. John T. Lu, Associate Justice of the Superior Court; MBA Secretary Edward W. McIntyre, Esq., Law Office of Edward W. McIntyre, Clinton; Hector E. Pineiro, Esq., Law Office of Hector E. Pineiro, Worcester; Assistant District Attorneys Eduardo O. Velazquez and Almastine Clarissa Johnson of Worcester; and Jose Antonio Rivera, a court officer at Worcester Superior Court who is also a former three-time WBA boxing champion in two weight classes.
The Choose Law program was presented again in Boston and Springfield on May 24 and will be presented in Lowell on June 12.