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Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007

After Martin Luther King Day, CLE offers week of programs in Andover, Boston and Worcester

To sign up for any of the following programs, call Member Services at (617) 338-0530 or go to http://www.massbar.org/cle.

Seminars:

Success on Appeal
Course #: CLI07
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 4-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Learn the essentials of successfully handling an appeal, whether you represent the party seeking to overturn the lower court’s judgment or the one trying to uphold the lower court’s judgment. Suitable for experienced attorneys as well as beginners. Learn from a panel of experts with experience on both sides of the bench.

Basics of Developing an Estate Plan
Course #: PLC07
Thursday, Jan. 18, 4-7 p.m.
Massachusetts School of Law, 500 Federal St., Andover

To ensure that you are providing the best estate planning service to your clients, attend this seminar to learn practical pointers for developing an estate plan from beginning to end. Participants will also gain knowledge of issues concerning estate tax, planning for long-term care (Medicaid) and providing for minors.

Luncheon roundtables:

Retaliation Claims in the Wake of Burlington Northern
Course #: LED07
Thursday, Jan. 18, noon-2 p.m.
Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas LLP, 1500 Main St., Springfield

The Supreme Court recently held in Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. White that the application of Title VII’s anti-retaliation provision is not limited to employer actions that affect the terms, conditions or status of employment or occur at the workplace. We will explore the implications of the Court’s decision and how the case affects the law in Massachusetts.

Religion in the Workplace
Course #: LEF07
Tuesday, Jan. 30, noon-2 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

A bill pending before Congress, the Workplace Religious Freedom Act, will make it easier for employees to prevail upon their religious accommodation claims against employers. Learn the legal issues surrounding this often-contentious topic and the practices some companies have put into place to address religion in their workplaces.

The Oakwood Healthcare Decisions: A Practitioner's Perspective
Course #: LEG07
Wednesday, Jan. 31, noon-2 p.m.
Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP, 100 Front St., Worcester

This luncheon roundtable will discuss the three recent NLRB decisions on supervisory status. Specific topics will include:

  • An overview of the Oakwood decisions and recent regional decisions citing Oakwood;
  • Changes the board has made to its tests for supervisory status articulated in the Kentucky River decision;
  • What clients are doing (or not doing) in response to the Oakwood decisions.
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