Legal Studies

MWCC’s Legal Studies Club is hosting a forum on the role of the attorney general in Massachusetts.

The forum will take place on Thursday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Commons area at MWCC’s Gardner campus. Attorney Warren Tolman, a former state senator and state representative and a 2014 candidate for the seat, will be a featured speaker.

The club, which represents students enrolled in the college’s Legal Studies program, invited candidates who have announced their bid for the seat being vacated by Attorney General Martha Coakely, who is running for governor. Candidates Maura Healey, former bureau chief in the attorney general’s office, and attorney John Miller, were not available to attend.

According to the state’s website, the attorney general serves as the chief lawyer and law enforcement officer of the state. The elected official serves as an advocate and resource for the state and its residents in a number of areas, including consumer protection, combating fraud and corruption, protecting civil rights, and promoting meaningful economic recovery.