Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Jul. 16, 2009
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MBA officers meet with delegates from the People’s Republic of China on Tuesday, July 14.

MBA hosts Chinese Delegation

A visit this week from a four-member delegation from China's legal community resulted in a lively exchange among the delegates, interpreters and MBA officers and staff at the MBA's Boston office.

Tuesday's two-hour meeting was a fast-paced exchange on the topics of CLE, ethics, lobbying efforts, community outreach and MBA operations, to name a few.

"We quickly developed an easy rapport with our colleagues from China. No topics seemed to be off limits as we covered questions and answers in a very honest and open manner," said MBA President Edward W. McIntyre.

McIntyre was joined by fellow officers Denise Squillante, Marsha Kazarosian and Douglas K. Sheff, as well as MBA Director of Membership and Programs Lisa A. Ferrara and Senior Program Manager Marc D'Antonio.

The delegates from the People's Republic of China were invited to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. The Boston leg of their visit was arranged by WorldBoston.  

Following the meeting, WorldBoston President and CEO Bill Clifford, who was also present, described the meeting as one of most engaging he has sat in on. "This proved to be very lively and informative," said Clifford.

The MBA welcomes the opportunity for such meetings with foreign delegations. Other delegations hosted by the MBA in recent years include those from Japan and Iraq.

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