Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, May. 10, 2007

CLE hosts conferences for Public Law and Small Firm/Solo Practitioners in June

Reserve your space for summer conferences today

For more information, or to sign up for the following programs, call Member Services at (617) 338-0530, download the latest CLE brochure as a PDF file or visit the CLE Web page.

Public Law Conference
Course #: PUC07
Tuesday, June 5, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Boston

Learn about being a more effective government attorney and how to avoid landmines while working in the public sector at our first ever Public Law Conference. Our faculty of distinguished government leaders will specifically address the following topics:

  • Differences between the public and private legal regimes;
  • Who the client is in the government context;
  • What the scope of the attorney client privilege is when the Massachusetts public records law applies; and
  • What the most common mistakes public entities make under the open meeting law.

Finally, don’t miss remarks from Attorney General Martha Coakley as she addresses attendees during the luncheon.

General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Conference
Course #: LPD07
Thursday, June 7, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sheraton Monarch Place Hotel, Springfield

The MBA is pleased to announce the establishment of the General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section Council, which became effective on Jan. 25, 2007. Led by co-chairs Patrick Francomano and Susan A. Huettner, the new section promises to keep MBA members current on developments and trends affecting solo and small firm practitioners. Look for new section-sponsored programs to come in the fall of 2007.

8 – 8:30 a.m.   Introduction/Welcome

8:35 – 9:30 a.m.   Quick Tips on Hot Topics in Managing Your Office

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.   How To Stay Out Of Trouble In Solo Practice

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.   Networking Break

10:45 – 11:35 a.m.   Civil Litigation Breakout Sessions: Personal Injury Basics or It’s Confidential: Privilege Law In Massachusetts

11:40 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.   Judicial Panel – District Court

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.   Networking Lunch (lunch provided); remarks by MBA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section Council Co-chairs

1:30 – 2:20 p.m.   Family Law Breakout Sessions: Divorce Basics or Tax Issues For Marital Agreements

2:25 – 3:20 p.m.   Business Law Breakout Sessions: Entity and Practical Formation Issues or Developing A Strategy For Protecting Your Client’s Intellectual Property

3:20 – 3:35 p.m.   Networking Break

3:35 – 4:25 p.m.   Real Estate Breakout Sessions: Real Estate Closings or Zoning Issues

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.   Judicial Panel – Probate and Family Court


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