Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007

MBA and Suffolk University co-sponsor upcoming conferences

Strategies for Trying Nursing Home Cases; Women in the Courtroom

Strategies for Trying Nursing Home Cases: Problems & Pitfalls

Friday, March 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston

This conference brings together experts from law, medicine and the nursing home industry to examine the unique procedural, evidentiary, trial themes and strategic factors involved in this growing area of litigation.

Nursing home claims center on the tension between profits and complying with a complex array of state legislation and regulation. This conference compares and contrasts key considerations from the plaintiff and defense perspectives, emphasizing practical strategies for prosecuting and defending against nursing home cases.

This Thomas F. Lambert Jr. Tort Law Conference considers both the practical importance of tort law and its broader impact on the legal system and society and is designed to appeal to trial lawyers and defense counsel representing longterm care facilities and managed care, legal academics, insurance underwriters, healthcare professionals, risk managers, and nursing home and insurance administrators. You will learn about cutting-edge theories of tort liability, ideas for creating remedies, and the latest thinking regarding damages.

For more information or to register, visit or call (617) 573-8627.

Women in the Courtroom: Addressing the Challenges Facing Women as Litigators

Thursday, March 15, 8-10 a.m.
Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston

The Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association – in conjunction with the MBA and other co-sponsoring organizations  – is pleased to present a seminar and panel discussion addressing the challenges facing women who try cases. Please join us as our panelists discuss and answer questions about their experiences as women in the courtroom, including:

  • How do women communicate with jurors?
  • The perception of women in the courtroom;
  • Can women litigators be as aggressive and confrontational as male litigators;
  • The role of women in law firms and management;
  • Business development as a woman; and
  • Balancing being a litigator with personal life.

Guest speakers include Hon. Martha Coakley, Massachusetts attorney general; Hon. Barbara J. Rouse, chief justice, Superior Court of Massachusetts; Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Esq., author of "Ending the Gauntlet: Removing Barriers to Women’s Success in the Law"; Marsha Kazarosian, Esq., president, MATA; Julia Huston, Esq., president, WBA; and Kimberly Winter, Esq., MBA.

Registration is required. To pre-register by Friday, March 9, visit

This event is FREE to members of the sponsoring organizations. For nonmembers, the registration fee is $50 per person, by check made payable to the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association.

Co-sponsors: Defense Research Institute, Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and Women's Bar Association



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