Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Apr. 19, 2007

CLE features five seminars and luncheon roundtables next week

For more information, or to sign up for the following programs, call Member Services at (617) 338-0530, download the latest CLE brochure as a PDF file or visit the CLE Web page.

Law Practice Management Basics
Luncheon roundtable
Course #: LPE07
Monday, April 23, 1–2 p.m.
MBA Western Mass. office, 73 State St., Springfield

Designed for both new attorneys and attorneys opening their own firms, this luncheon roundtable will discuss the nuts and bolts of law practice management. The program will cover a variety of issues and challenges, with specific topics to include: office space; office sharing; location; equipment; software programs; hiring assistance; and getting the phone to finally ring.

How to Probate an Estate: Part I
Course #: PLD07
Tuesday, April 24, 4–7 p.m.
Western New England College School of Law, Springfield

Settling an estate is an essential element of a probate practice. These companion courses (Part II will be on Tuesday, May 1) will help you to build your practice on a solid foundation. Our panelists will focus on the nuts and bolts of estate administration. Topics will include: collecting the information necessary to probate the estate; advising and guiding your clients; processing the estate in probate court; and more.

* Discounted rates apply for attending parts I and II.

Effectively Proving Emotional Distress Damages in Employment Discrimination Cases In Court, Before the MCAD, at Arbitration and in Mediation
Course #: LEI07
Wednesday, April 25, 4:30–7:30 p.m.
MBA 20 West St., Boston

This seminar will highlight the ways in which the emotional distress analysis is applied through the diverse prism of the finder of fact in the context of litigation, at the state administrative agency level and through alternative dispute resolution. A reception will follow at the conclusion of the program.

Representing Difficult Clients in Employment Cases: Understanding the Issues, Strategizing Solutions
Luncheon roundtable
Course #: LEJ07

Thursday, April 26, noon–2 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston
Unusually difficult clients may, in fact, have recognizable psychological disorders or maladaptive personality traits that require informed and specialized approaches on the part of the client’s attorney. This session will include a presentation of current knowledge from the mental health field pertaining to recognition and effective interaction with such individuals, followed by practical discussion on how to apply those concepts to handle such cases with the clients’ best interests in mind.

Representing the OUI Client
Course #: CJD07
Thursday, April 26, 4–7 p.m.
Massachusetts School of Law, Andover

Be at the cutting edge in representing the OUI client. Review how to successfully represent a client charged with OUI with the stars of the profession and the judiciary.This course is aimed at the entire range of professionals, from the inexperienced to those who try these cases daily. The panelists will provide unique and current information on this constantly changing subject.

Recent Developments in Family Law
Course #: FLG07
Monday, April 30, 4:30–7 p.m.
Hilton Boston/Dedham, Dedham

At this program, our distinguished speakers will review important recent cases and legislation as well as address some of the challenging issues facing family law practitioners today. Key issues to be addressed include: child support; division of assets; custody and visitation; alimony; standing; unmarried couples; and jurisdiction, including PKPA, UIFSA and UCCJA/MCCJA.

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