Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, May. 17, 2007

CLE offers two Boston events next week

Public Law Section to offer conference in early June

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.

Decoupling the Massachusetts Estate Tax: DOR Audit Perspectives
Course #: PLG07
Tuesday, May 22, noon–2 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Join us for a luncheon roundtable to discuss the Massachusetts Department of Revenue's selection of estate tax returns for audit and learn how best to avoid a Massachusetts estate tax audit.

Specific topics will include:

  • DOR selection process for estate tax returns;
  • Partnership discounts and other valuation issues;
  • Use of IRS audit changes and estate tax closing letters; and
  • Explanation of the general audit procedures of DOR. 

Jurisdiction Issues in Family Law – Am I in the Right Place and Am I Talking About the Right Thing?
Course #: FLJ07
Tuesday, May 22, 4–7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Jurisdictional issues are becoming more common in today’s fluid society. With the increasing numbers of parties and children moving across state lines, custody, support and the division of assets are no longer local issues. Jurisdictional issues are complex.

Key topics to be addressed include:

  • Where to bring the action: state, venue, court;
  • When and where to raise jurisdictional objections;
  • Interplay between state laws;
  • Comity versus full faith & credit;
  • Minimum contacts under federal law; and
  • Forum non conveniens principles.

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.


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