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Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007

March CLE programs just around the corner

To sign up for any of the following programs, call Member Services at (617) 338-0530 or click here to view the CLE listings online.

Special Needs Trusts and Public Benefits
Course #: FLH07
Tuesday, March 6, 4-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St. Boston

Special needs trusts have become an essential planning and protection tool for the disabled and elderly. Join us and learn about the following topics:

  • The different types of special needs trusts and the features of each;
  • The dos and don’ts of creating special needs trusts for different situations;
  • Discussion of income, estate and gift tax issues regarding special needs trusts;
  • How to recognize the different benefit programs for the elderly and disabled that require special needs trusts; and
  • Public benefit program eligibility criteria and distribution requirements that affect benefit payment levels.

Competition for English Ltds.: Reform of Corporate Law in Europe
Luncheon rountable – lunch provided
Course #: BLG07
Tuesday, March 13, noon-2 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St. Boston

If you are an attorney who practices in the field of European corporate law and mergers and acquisitions, you won't want to miss this informative and timely luncheon roundtable on the formation of entities in Europe and specifically limited corporations under the revised German corporate code. Join us for a discussion on the current reform project regarding the German law on limited liability companies (GmbH-Gesetz) and its impact on mergers and acquisitions practice. These recent changes to German corporate law have provided an alternative to forming English Ltds. and attendees will walk away with the knowledge necessary to form entities in Europe.

Fundamentals of Effective Direct and Cross-Examinations
Course #: CLM07
Tuesday, March 13, 4-7 p.m.
Western New England College School of Law, Springfield

Hear firsthand tips from top attorneys to help you be more effective in the courtroom. Learn the essential issues and techniques of preparing your witness for direct examination and for the other side’s cross-examination. Specific topics include:

  • When and whether to cross;
  • How to effectively examine your own witness;
  • Techniques relevant to specific forums (e.g. jury trials, bench trials, administrative tribunals, arbitrations); and
  • A view from the bench.



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