Margaret Rwaramba, known as ‘tireless advocate’ in Worcester court system, wins award for contributions to the legal community

Margaret Rwaramba, known around the Worcester District Attorney’s office as a “tireless advocate,” has received an award for her contributions to the legal community.

Rwaramba, the chief of the victim witness advocates in the district attorney’s office, has received the Liberty Bell Award, given annually to a non-attorney. Rwaramba received the award from the Worcester County Bar Association at the annual Law Day Celebration, which was held virtually.

“Margaret is a tireless advocate for our court system and for the DA’s office,” Early said “As I like to say, she removes the anxiety, the tears, and the fears of people who are walking through the doors into our building who have been the victims of a crime.”

Rwaramba, a 20-year veteran of the office, was named by Early in 2007 to head the victim witness program. Early nominated her for the award.

“I want to thank District Attorney Early for nominating me,” Rwaramba said. “I also want to thank President McLaughlin and the Worcester County Bar Association. I am humbled and grateful to receive this award.”

Terry McLaughlin, the president of the Worcester County Bar Association and chief trial counsel for the Worcester district attorney’s office, said the person who receives the award “must promote a better understanding of the rule of law, encourage greater respect for the court and legal system, and promote good government throughout the community.”