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Thursday, Jun. 18, 2009
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MBA to honor Margaret D. Xifaras with President's Award

Xifaras is a 28-year member of MBA, former Family Law Section chair

Margaret D. Xifaras, Esq., of Lang, Xifaras & Bullard in New Bedford, has been selected to receive the MBA President's Award.

The award is bestowed by the MBA president upon those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the work of the MBA, to the preservation of MBA values, to the success of MBA initiatives, and to the promotion of the MBA leadership role within the legal community of Massachusetts.

"MarDee is at the forefront of every progressive effort to enhance access to justice in the commonwealth," said MBA President Edward W. McIntyre. "Even from her days in the Peace Corps, MarDee has worked tirelessly, and creatively, to develop avenues for women and children to achieve social and economic justice. She has been a wise and quiet advisor to bar leaders for over a quarter century."

Xifaras is a 28-year member of the MBA, former chair of the Family Law Section, and frequent panelist and presenter on family law and ethics issues. In addition, Xifaras is a former trustee and MBF past president, as well as MBF Louis D. Brandeis Life Fellow. In 2003, Xifaras received the MBF's "Great Friend of Justice" award. Xifaras is also the former chair of the Board of Trustees at Southern New England Law School.

Xifaras will be presented the President's Award at the MBA's Volunteer Appreciation Reception on Wednesday, June 24, 5:30 p.m., John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Boston. Click here to R.S.V.P.

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