For Immediate Release
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WORCESTER — Margaret Rwaramba, chief of the victim witness advocates in the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, was presented the Liberty Bell Award by the Worcester County Bar Association at the annual Law Day Celebration.
The award is given each year to a non-attorney for their contributions to the legal community. Today’s virtual celebration was carried on Zoom.
“Each year we recognize a community member with the Liberty Bell Award,” said Terry McLaughlin, president of the Worcester County Bar Association and chief trial counsel for the Worcester DA’s office. “The individual must promote a better understanding of the rule of law, encourage greater respect for the court and legal system, and promote good government throughout the community.”
Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., nominated Ms. Rwaramba for the award.
“Margaret is a tireless advocate for our court system and for the DA’s office,” Mr. Early said “As I like to say, she removes the anxiety, the tears, and the fears of people who are walking through the doors into our building who have been the victims of a crime.”
Ms. Rwaramba, a 20-year veteran of the office, was named to head the victim witness program by Mr. Early in 2007.
“I want to thank District Attorney Early for nominating me,” Ms. Rwaramba said. “I also want to thank President McLaughlin and the Worcester County Bar Association. I am humbled and grateful to receive this award.”