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Thursday, Apr. 12, 2012
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Victoria Reggie Kennedy.

May 31 Annual Dinner to feature Kennedy as keynote speaker

The Massachusetts Bar Association is pleased to announce that Victoria Reggie Kennedy will deliver the keynote address at its Annual Dinner set for Thursday, May 31 at the Westin Boston Waterfront.

"We are honored to have Victoria Kennedy -- a compassionate leader and esteemed attorney with a demonstrated commitment to the administration of justice -- share her encouraging message at our premier event of the association year," MBA President Richard P. Campbell said.

In addition to the keynote address, the event will also feature the 2012 Legislator of the Year Award to Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and the presentation of the Annual Access to Justice Awards.

The wife of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Mrs. Kennedy is co-founder and president of the Board of Trustees of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United State Senate in Boston. The institute has been established to invigorate public discourse, encourage participatory democracy and inspire the next generation of citizens and leaders. Kennedy has served in a hands-on capacity throughout the Institute's development and endowment campaign and continues to spearhead the design, planning, oversight and building of the 40,000 sq. ft. institute to be located on the campus of UMass Boston, adjacent to the John F. Kennedy Library.

Kennedy received her law degree, summa cum laude, from Tulane University School of Law, in New Orleans. She began her legal career as a law clerk for Judge Robert Sprecher in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago. She then practiced law in the private sector for nearly two decades, with special emphasis on the federal and state regulation of domestic commercial banks and savings and loan institutions.

To purchase tickets or tables of 10 or to find out more on sponsorship opportunities, visit or call (617) 338-0530. Tables of 10 are $1,500 and individual tickets are $150 each.

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