MBA On Demand

MUPC Help Desk Training

As the courts prepare their staff for the new MUPC, going into effect in 2012, the Massachusetts Bar Association has been working hard to prepare the bar. As practitioners, we now have the opportunity to assist the Probate and Family Court through this important transition.

The MBA was committed to the passage of the MUPC and that commitment continues with its implementation. Members of the MBA, Boston Bar Association and attorneys from the Probate Court have collaborated to develop programs in which volunteer members of the bar can be most helpful to the court, attorneys and pro se petitioners. One program is the “MUPC Resource Desks” that will be located in the Probate Court registries throughout the commonwealth.

Ideally, the resource desks will be staffed one to two days a week for at least two hours each day. Volunteer attorneys will answer questions from peer attorneys, as well as pro se petitioners, and walk them through the new substantive rules and Probate Court forms.

Attorneys interested in volunteering their time for this important resource are encouraged to attend an April 5 Resource Desk Volunteer Training at the MBA Boston offices from noon to 1:30 p.m. Interested attorneys have the choice to participate in person, remotely via real-time webcast, or at a later date and time, through MBA On Demand.


Janice C. Nigro, Esq., program chair
Nigro, Pettepit & Lucas LLP, Newburyport

Cameron Casey, Esq.
Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston

Michael Christy, Esq.
Fidelity Personal Trust Company, FSB, Boston

Evelyn Patsos, Esq.

Jennifer Rivera-Ulwick, Esq.
Norfolk Probate and Family Court, Canton

Peter Shapland, Esq.
Day Pitney LLP, Boston

Karen Witherell, Esq.
McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Woburn

Sponsoring Sections:

Probate Law Section

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If you have questions regarding On Demand products or how to use the software, contact Senior Programs Manager Marc A. D'Antonio, Esq. at (617) 338-0646 or [email mdantonio].

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On Demand On Demand
Presentation Date: April 5, 2012
Runtime: 1:30.00
NOTE: This is an On Demand product.
With registration for this product you can conveniently watch an archived MBA program from the comfort of your home or office, at a time that suits your schedule. When you register, you will receive a permanent link to the program in addition to the program's ePublication. Your My Resources profile will also contain permanent links to both products if you wish you review the program's archived presentation. The archived version of this program will not be available until after the date of the on-site program.

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