Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007
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Photograph by Bill Archambeault.
Pictured from left to right: "How Cases are Best Tried and Adjudicated in Administrative Tribunals" program panelists Robert L. Quinan Jr., Esq. (program chair); Hon. James B. Rooney; Denise J. Karlin, Esq.; James B. Lampke, Esq.; and Robert J. Munnelly Jr., Esq.

CLE kicks off new year with high attendance

The Continuing Legal Education Department kicked off 2007 with two seminars that the MBA has never offered before. Planned from scratch by several of the MBA’s section councils and filled with fresh, timely content, the programs were a big hit with members.

The Jan. 9 seminar at the MBA’s Boston office, "Liens and Other Issues Affecting Settlement," provided family law attorneys and civil litigators with advice about obtaining a satisfactory settlement and strategies about how to deal with liens. The program featured nine panelists from law firms and agencies across the state and drew more than 60 members.

"How Cases are Best Tried and Adjudicated in Administrative Tribunals," held at the MBA’s Boston office on Jan. 10, also brought in an enthusiastic group of over 80 attorneys. Co-chair of the MBA’s Public Law Section, Robert L. Quinan Jr., chaired the seminar, which the section council has been planning for several months.

The program featured the Hon. James P. Rooney, of the Division of Administrative Law Appeals in Boston, along with four other experienced attorneys. Co-sponsored by the Civil Litigation Section and the Young Lawyers Division, the seminar introduced attendees to the DALA process, reviewed issues particular to municipal hearings and discussed techniques to use when presiding over hearings and writing administrative decisions, among other relevant topics.

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