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Kimball Farms Life Care to Host Talk by ACLU Regional Director

LENOX — Kimball Farms Life Care in Lenox will host William Newman, director of the Western Massachusetts Legal Office of the American Civil Liberties Union, on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. Newman will discuss issues the ACLU confronts. His talk is open to the public; those interested in attending are asked to call Kimball Farms at (413) 637-7000.

Newman has worked as director of the Western Regional Law Office of the ACLU of Massachusetts since 1987, and as a practicing criminal-defense and civil-rights trial and appellate attorney with the law firm of Lesser, Newman & Nasser in Northampton since 1976.

His recognitions include the designation of Massachusetts and New England Super Lawyer, the Boston Bar Assoc. President’s Award, the Southern Center for Human Rights Award, the National Legal Aid and Defenders Assoc. Beacon of Justice Award (for his work on the Guantánamo detainee litigation), the Committee for Public Counsel Services Thurgood Marshall Award, and special recognition from Western Massachusetts Legal Services (for 25 years of service on its board of directors) and Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty (for achieving post-conviction relief in a capital case in Georgia).

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