Thursday, Sep. 25, 2008
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McIntyre (center) converses with his daughter, Kate (left), and April English from the Office of Attorney General Martha Coakley.
McIntyre (right) shares a laugh with colleagues.
MBA President Edward W. McIntyre celebrates start of 2008-09 term
McIntyre thanks fellow practitioners for their ongoing support and dedication to the MBA
More than 100 members of the legal community gathered to celebrate the start of MBA President Edward W. McIntyre’s 2008-09 term at the annual President’s Reception, held in Worcester's Mechanics Hall on Sept. 18. McIntyre began his association year by thanking fellow practitioners for their ongoing support over the years. “How does a solo practitioner do this?” McIntyre posed. “Other members of the bar step up and help.”
Praised by his family and fellow practitioners as being a dedicated and hard worker, McIntyre envisions his new position as MBA president as “sower of seeds of sorts” - an opportunity to create sustainable leadership within the association.
"Ed will be focused on growth in both membership and ideas of what the MBA should be,” said MBA Executive Director Marilyn J. Wellington. “Times have changed in the practice of law and the MBA needs to change with it. Ed will build a stronger rapport with members and non-members.”
Maintaining a "laser-like focus on collaborative opportunities through the legal community and beyond" for the 2008-09 association year, McIntyre has appointed more than 20 first-time section chairs, who represent highly diverse views, styles, practice area expertise, ethnicity and geographic regions. Along with his esteemed fellow officers, who “bring unique strengths to bar leadership,” McIntyre believes the “association will reap the benefits of [these appointments].”
In addition to praising fellow MBA members, McIntyre thanked the Clinton Bar Association for their support over the last 20 years, as well as the Worcester County Bar Association for being models of professionalism throughout his career. He has been “humbled” by the outpouring of support from members of his 1981 law school classmates who have telephoned upon learning of his election and offered their assistance.
Look for additional coverage of the President's Reception in the October Lawyers Journal.