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Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007
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Register today for the popular Family Law Conference, Sept. 28-29

September CLE programming kicks off with luncheon roundtable on Sept. 6 and seminar on Sept. 18

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.


Family Law Conference

Course #: FLA08

Friday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m. – Saturday, Sept. 29, 3:40  p.m.

Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club, 55 Lee Road, Lenox


The theme of this year’s Massachusetts Bar Association’s Family Law Section Council is “Deciding, Proving, and Planning for Best Interests – When Family Law Cases Affect Children.” This conference will provide you with a unique opportunity to meet judges, socialize with colleagues and update your skills as you learn techniques and gain insights from our distinguished panel members consisting of judges and family law experts.


Faculty: David W. White Jr., Esq., MBA president, Breakstone, White & Gluck PC, Boston; Hon. Anne M. Geoffrion, Probate and Family Court; Hon. Edward J. Lapointe, Probate and Family Court; Hon. Elizabeth O’Neill LaStaiti, Probate and Family Court; Fern L. Frolin, Esq., Grindle, Robinson, Goodhue & Frolin, Wellesley; Edward P. Ryan Jr., Esq., O’Connor & Ryan PC, Fitchburg; Denise Squillante, Esq., MBA vice president, Law Office of Denise Squillante, Fall River.


*For program details and a complete list of faculty, click here to download the Family Law Conference Brochure.



Trial Practice Luncheon Roundtable Series: Post-trial Issues
Course #: CLA08
Thursday, Sept. 6, noon–2 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston 

Part three of our trial practice series will conclude with a discussion of all post-trial issues. Practitioners will walk away with the skills and strategies necessary to give them the competitive edge in the courtroom. Specific topics will include post-trial motions and appeals.

Current Issues in Zoning Enforcement and Licensing
Course #: PRA08
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 4–7 p.m.
Western New England College School of Law, Springfield

This seminar will provide practical advice and insight about the areas of zoning, sanitary, health and fire code and municipal licensing. Panelists will contrast enforcement actions in each area with a brief background of the legal structure of municipal zoning, licensing powers in Massachusetts and other codes.  

It’s Confidential – Privilege Law in Massachusetts
Course #: CLC08
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 4–6:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Privilege issues arise in an array of situations in both civil and criminal cases: at trial, in a deposition, responding to a discovery request or when planning strategy. In order to preserve a privilege, a proactive approach is often necessary. This seminar will focus on a variety of privileges, including the attorney-client, spousal, parent-child, peer review, doctor-patient, common interest and joint defense privileges. Our experienced panel will explain the concept of each privilege and provide practical tips for successfully asserting and defeating privilege claims.


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