Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012
Save the Date: Jan. 26 Forum on Gateway Cities to be held at UMass School of Law
Following a Gateway Cities initiative proposed by Massachusetts
Bar Association President Richard P. Campbell, the MBA will host an
informational forum on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the University of
Massachusetts School of Law in Dartmouth beginning at 5 p.m.
"The focus of the forum will be identifying ways in which attorneys
can lend their expertise with issues affecting Gateway City
communities across Massachusetts," Campbell said.
Massachusetts' Gateway Cities are those mid-sized cities whose
residents are experiencing significantly higher rates of
unemployment and a stalemate in social, economic and civic
innovation. Some examples are Brockton, Fall River, Lawrence,
Springfield and Worcester.
Campbell has tapped Margaret D. Xifaras, who practices in New
Bedford, and Francis A. Ford, who practices in Worcester, to lead
the MBA's Gateway Cities initiative.
Xifaras will serve as moderator at the Jan. 26 event. Area leaders
who have long worked with the issues impacting the state's Gateway
Cities will share their insight and be part of the conversation to
pinpoint ways in which the legal community can help address these
Look for more specifics in next week's e-Journal and in
other e-communication in the coming weeks.
Members interested in attending
should R.S.V.P. to Gwen Landford at (617) 338-0694 or glandford.