For Immediate Release - February 01, 2007

Lobbying Congress on behalf of issues for District Attorneys

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe spent Tuesday and Wednesday, January 30 and 31, 2007, in Washington D.C. lobbying Congress on behalf of several issues of concern for District Attorneys, both here in Massachusetts and nationally.

"Senators Kennedy and Kerry were generous with their time and listened to our request for their support", said District Attorney O'Keefe.

Two of the issues directly involve assistant district attorneys. Funding is being sought to continue the National Advocacy Center, on the campus of the University of South Carolina, a facility which trains federal and state prosecutors for free, and support is being sought for legislation to reduce the debt of young assistant district attorneys, who are paid relatively little and have significant debt coming out of law school.


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