CLE Programs

Latest in the Law 2009 Day I & II

The Latest in the Law 2009 is a specially-priced, comprehensive conference highlighting the most significant cases and legal developments over the past year. Designed to give practitioners the opportunity to attend all available programming, the MBA is offering more than a dozen sessions over two days to keep you abreast of the latest in your current practice areas and beyond.

Click here for a complete conference brochure, including program descriptions and faculty.

Day One: Wednesday, May 13

  • 8:30 a.m.: Registration and continental breakfast
  • 9–10 a.m.: Criminal Law Update / Juliane Balliro, Esq.
  • 10–11 a.m.: Personal Injury and Insurance Law Update / Christopher A. Kenney, Esq. and Valerie A. Yarashus, Esq.
  • 11:00-11:45 a.m.: Evidence Update: Massachusetts Guide to Evidence / Hon. R. Marc Kantrowitz 
  • 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.: Bankruptcy Law Update / Justin H. Dion, Esq. and Francis C. Morrissey, Esq.
  • 12:45–2 p.m.: Lunch
  • 2–3:15 p.m.: Business Law Update: Data Privacy Act / Jared D. Correia, Esq., Alan J. Klevan, Esq. and Mark Kupsc
  • 3:15–4:30 p.m.: Real Estate Law Update / Sami S. Baghdady, Esq., Elizabeth J. Barton, Esq., and E. Christopher Kehoe, Esq.
  • 4:30–5:30 p.m.: Malpractice Avoidance and Risk Management / Scott D. Burke, Esq.
  • 5:30 p.m.: Speed Networking with a twist

Day Two: Thursday, May 14

  • 8:30 a.m.: Registration and continental breakfast
  • 9–10:15 a.m.: Probate Law Update / John G. Dugan Esq. and Edward Notis-McConarty, Esq.
  • 10:15–11:30 a.m.: Elder Law Update / Alex L. Moschella Jr., Esq. and Neal A. Winston, Esq.
  • 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.: Employment Law Update: FMLA and ADA / David E. Belfort, Esq. and Denise A. Murphy, Esq.
  • 12:45–2 p.m.: Lunch
  • 2–3:15 p.m.: Juvenile Law Update / Nancy L. Hathaway, Esq. and Wendy Wolf, Esq.
  • 3:15–4:30 p.m.: Family Law Update / Hon. Paula M. Carey,  Chief Justice, Probate and Family Court, Phyllis E. Federico, Esq., and Denise Squillante, Esq.
  • 4:30–5:30 p.m.: Traps for the Unwary / Terence J. Welsh, CPCU, AIS
  • 5:30 p.m.: Networking reception

Attend one or both days to suit your professional needs. To receive the complete set of conference materials, register for both conference days at our special discounted price of $250 for MBA members (a savings of $50).

As an added bonus, Braintree businesses have generously donated the following prizes for our onsite raffle:


Massachusetts lawyers who are MBA members can earn up to a 7.5 percent premium credit on Massachusetts professional liability insurance offered by CNA through the MBA Insurance Agency. You can earn a 5 percent premium credit by attending the Malpractice Avoidance and Risk Management session on May 13 or the Traps for the Unwary session on May 14, plus one other Update session. If more than one-third of your firm’s attorneys attend, you can earn up to a 7.5 percent premium credit. This offer is valid for new and renewed lawyers’ professional liability insurance policies with an effective date of August 1, 2009 to July 31, 2010. This offer may not be combined with any other malpractice prevention/CLE premium credits.

Latest in the Law 2009 is sponsored by:

  • CNA, exclusive provider of lawyers' professional liability insurance to the MBA; and
  • MBA Insurance Agency, designed for lawyers by lawyers.

Hon. Paula M. Carey, Chief Justice
Executive Office of the Trial Court, Boston

Hon. R. Marc Kantrowitz

Sami S. Baghdady, Esq.
Baghdady Law Office, Arlington

Juliane Balliro, Esq.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Boston

Elizabeth J. Barton, Esq.
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company, Norton

David E. Belfort, Esq.
Bennett & Belfort PC, Cambridge

Scott D. Burke, Esq.
Morrison Mahoney LLP, Boston

Jared D. Correia, Esq.

Justin H. Dion, Esq.
Bacon Wilson, Springfield

John G. Dugan, Esq.
Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon PC, Franklin

Phyllis E. Federico, Esq.
Schmidt & Federico, P.C., Boston

Nancy L. Hathaway, Esq.
CPCS-Boston, Boston

E. Christopher Kehoe, Esq.
Robinson & Cole LLP, Boston

Christopher A. Kenney, Esq.
Kenney & Sams PC, Boston

Alan J. Klevan, Esq.
Law Offices of Alan J. Klevan, Newton

Mark Kupsc
Hytech Management LLC, Hingham

Alex L. Moschella, Esq.
Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin, P.C., Woburn

Francis C. Morrissey, Esq.
Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropoulos LLP, Braintree

Denise A. Murphy, Esq.
Rubin and Rudman LLP, Boston

Edward Notis-McConarty, Esq.
Hemenway & Barnes LLP, Boston

Denise Squillante, Esq.
Law Office of Denise Squillante, Fall River

Joseph F. Stanton, Esq., Assistant clerk
Massachusetts Appeals Court, Boston

Terence J. Welsh, CPCU, AIS
Massachusetts Bar Association, Springfield

Neal A. Winston, Esq.
Winston Law Group, Somerville

Wendy Wolf, Esq.
CPCS-Boston-Youth Advocacy Division, Boston

Valerie A. Yarashus, Esq.
Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, Boston

Start:Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 9:00 AM
End:Thursday, May 14, 2009, 5:30 PM
Location:Sheraton Braintree Hotel
Conference Room
37 Forbes Rd
Braintree, MA, 02184

Online registration for this event has closed.
For more information, please e-mail Member Services or call 617-338-0530.

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