August 23, 2011 -- Law School Convocation 2011
On August 23, 2011, the Western New England University School of Law held its annual convocation. Justice Francis X. Spina was the keynote speaker. From 1979-1983 he served as Second Assistant District Attorney in the Berkshire County Attorney's Office. He as a partner with the Pittsfield law firms of Reder, Whalen, and Spina, and Katz, Lapointe and Spina from 1983-1993. Justice Spina served on the Superior Court from 1993 to 1997, the Massachusetts Appeals Court from 1997 to 1999, and was appointed as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court on October 14, 1999. His remarks focused public service and pro-bono work.