Milton resident Frank A. Smith III has been appointed by Massachusetts Bar Association President Robert L. Holloway Jr. as chair of the association’s Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section for the 2012-13 year. His appointment began Sept. 1.
The MBA’s Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section advocates for the protection of individual rights, with an emphasis on those who are under-represented in the judicial system.
Smith, a Milton resident and principal at Frank A. Smith III & Associates PC in Boston, focuses his practice in the areas of family law, personal injury, business law and civil rights.
A frequent lecturer and writer for the Massachusetts’ legal community, he served as a 2010 co-chair for a panel discussing legal issues pertaining to the use of Guantanamo Bay and difficulties surrounding detainees at the base.
In 2011, he served as moderator for a panel discussion on the anti-bullying statute in Massachusetts. He is a fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation.
The MBA’s 17 sections and Young Lawyers Division provide lawyers with up-to-date information on specific areas of law, monitor law-related legislation, sponsor professional education programs and provide information on the law for the general public.
-Massachusetts Bar Association