“Open House” Welcomes New Middlesex County District Attorney

Kaufman hosts “A Conversation with Marian Ryan”

Representative Jay Kaufman’s award winning public policy forum, “OPEN HOUSE”, continues with its 19th season lineup, hosting Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan. The forum, “A Conversation With Marian Ryan”, will be held Thursday, October 17th, from 7:00PM-8:30PM at the historic Depot in Lexington Center (13 Depot Square in Lexington Center).

After longtime District Attorney Gerald Leone resigned to go into private law practice, Governor Deval Patrick appointed Assistant District Attorney Marian Ryan as the new DA in April of 2013. Prior to her appointment, Ryan served as the office’s General Counsel, where she created the county-wide Workplace Safety and Violence Prevention Program. She has spent her entire career as an assistant district attorney, prosecuting the state’s most violent felons, fighting for victims, and creating innovative crime prevention initiatives. Ryan is responsible for the prosecution of approximately 35,000 cases a year in the diverse 54 cities and towns of Middlesex County.

What is the primary function of the DA’s office? What’s a typical day for the County’s top prosecutor? How important are prevention programs in the administering of law and justice? Do these programs work? Is close collaboration with police departments essential? How can the public get involved? Find out the answers to these questions, or bring your own.

Come to this forum and learn about the role of the District Attorney’s Office, and how they work hard on prevention as well as prosecution. As always, the forum will take its shape largely from questions from the audience.. Don’t miss this forum Thursday, October 17th, from 7PM-8:30PM

In 1997, OPEN HOUSE was awarded the prestigious Beacon Award, cable television’s equivalent of an Emmy, as the nation’s best government relations series. The series was also named the best television series by Massachusetts Cable Television Commission. The OPEN HOUSE series is produced through a partnership between Representative Kaufman and LexMedia which records the forums for broadcast in Lexington and Woburn.