Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007

Upcoming CLE's in Worcester, Springfield and Boston

Civil Litigation and Young Lawyers co-sponsor two upcoming CLE seminars; Business Law and Labor & Employment sections offer two luncheon roundtables next week

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.

Co-sponsored by the Civil Litigation Section and Young Lawyers Division

Chapter 93A & 176D Update
Course #: CLJ07
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 4-7 p.m.
WNEC School of Law, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield

The law affecting the relationship between these two statutes is complicated and constantly evolving. Be sure to join us and keep current on how to use these powerful litigation tools effectively. Our panel will focus primarily on the evolving standards of recovery and defenses under Chapter 93A for improper conduct of insurance companies under Chapter 176D, as well as the recent developments in both Sections 9 and 11 of Chapter 93A.

Fundamentals of Effective Discovery
Course #: CLH07
Thursday, Feb. 1, 4-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Geared toward attorneys with little or no experience, this basic seminar will provide practice tips and pointers for litigation attorneys seeking an overview of formal discovery techniques. Learn how to implement a strategic discovery plan and utilize discovery methods that will allow you to obtain the information you need to successfully position yourself for trial or settlement.

Luncheon roundtables
Co-sponsored by Labor & Employment and Business Law sections

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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