MetroWest Legal Services Names New Executive Director
The Board of Directors of MetroWest Legal Services, formerly South Middlesex Legal Services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth "Betsy" Soule as its new executive director. The appointment follows the December 2007 death of Nancy King, who served as executive director from 1979 until 2007. Betsy will be responsible for the strategic management of the agency and its day-to-day operations. She brings significant experience in advocacy work on behalf of low-income families to her new position.
"We believe that Betsy is particularly well-suited to succeed our late, great leader, Nancy King, and to lead the agency into the future," says Board President Jack Merrill. "The Board is pleased that the long evaluative process that led us to select Betsy yielded such an outstanding new executive director. We are excited about what the future holds under her leadership."
Betsy earned her Juris Doctor degree in 1987 from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. For the past 20 years, she has worked as an elder law attorney and has led the Benefits Unit of South Middlesex Legal Services. In addition to being a faculty member for the Trial Skills training program at the Center for Legal Aid Education in Boston, she has taught as a visiting clinical supervisor at the Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau, and has given presentations on many elder law topics in a wide range of contexts. She currently serves as board chair of the Wayland Council On Aging and as board president of the Weston Friendly Society of the Performing Arts.