Mirick O'Connell has a long, proud tradition of service to our region. Since our founding in 1916, our attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff have enthusiastically embraced opportunities to couple good citizenship with excellent lawyering. We recognize that our lives are deeply enriched when we volunteer. We also appreciate the opportunities that arise simply as a result of our status as a leading law firm in the region, and we are therefore committed to continued service aimed at bettering the lives of those who live and work in Central Massachusetts and beyond.
Continuing a strong tradition of supporting local charitable endeavors and cultural centers, our attorneys currently serve as trustees and directors at UMass Memorial Medical Center, the United Way of Central Massachusetts, the Worcester Historical Museum, Higgins Armory, the Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest, and local YMCAs, to name a few.
With a strong commitment to the dedicated organizations that support our clients' businesses, our attorneys serve on the boards of directors or subcommittees of many of the local and regional chambers of commerce. The Worcester Chamber of Commerce is currently chaired by one of our partners, and other attorneys from the firm serve on the boards for the MetroWest, Milford Area, Marlborough Regional, and Corridor Nine Area chambers. Our attorneys are also active in leadership within the WPI Venture Forum, the Center for Women & Enterprise, Clark University Small Business Development Center, the InnerCity Entrepreneurs program and other business groups that provide training and assistance to established and emerging enterprises.
Appointed by their colleagues in the Bar and by local leaders, our attorneys have held prestigious positions such as commissioner of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Judicial Nominating Commission, president of the Massachusetts and Worcester County Bar Associations, chair of the Board of Bar Overseers, chair of the Worcester Economic Club and chair of the boards of directors for multiple chambers of commerce.
Deeply concerned with the pressing issues facing our local communities, our attorneys can be seen throughout the region volunteering on their town's zoning, planning, finance and conservation boards, school committees, churches and synagogues. In addition, they can often be found on the weekends and after hours on the local soccer and Little League fields as coaches and mentors.
We value the many relationships, personal and professional, that are developed through volunteering. Accordingly, we invite charitable, civic and business-oriented organizations to contact us if you are looking for dedicated volunteers to better the lives of those within our region.