Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007

Upcoming CLE conference and seminar schedule

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To register for any of the following programs, call MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530, [e-mail membership] or visit the CLE Web site.


Fifth Annual In-House Counsel Conference

Course #: BLD08
Introductory Level
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Newton Marriott, 2345 Commonwealth Ave., Newton

The theme of this year’s conference relates to the fundamentals of in-house counsel practice. This fifth annual conference will address a variety of matters that arise on a day-to-day basis for in-house counsel. The topics for discussion at this year’s conference include:

  • Litigation and risk management;
  • Intellectual property management;
  • Contract administration;
  • Labor and personnel issues; and
  • Compliance issues.

Robert J. Kerwin, Esq., program co-chair
Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers PC, Boston

David A. Parke, Esq., program co-chair
Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas LLP, Springfield

For more information, or for a complete list of faculty, visit the MBA Calendar.

Seminars and Luncheon Roundtables

To register for any of these seminars, call MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530, [e-mail membership] or visit the CLE Web site.  

Landlord/Tenant Law Basics
Course #: PRC08
Introductory level
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 4–7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


Landlord/tenant law is more complicated than many people believe. Knowing the proper procedures to follow and strategies to pursue before court and in court can greatly improve your chances of achieving a favorable result for your client, and help you avoid many common pitfalls. At this seminar, attendees will learn about the recent developments in this area of law. If you are a lawyer with little experience with landlord/tenant law, or just need a refresher, you won’t want to miss this seminar. Specific topics will include:


  • Eviction procedures from notice to quit to execution (with forms);
  • The tenant’s perspective in eviction cases;
  • How to handle security deposits and lead paint;
  • Mold issues;
  • Fair housing and reasonable accommodations; and
  • Recent developments in landlord/tenant law.

For more seminar information, or to register, visit the MBA Calendar.


Employees with Mental Disabilities: Rights and Challenges in the Workplace Luncheon Roundtable (lunch provided)
Course #: LEC08
Introductory level
Wednesday, Nov. 28, noon–2 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


Our knowledgeable faculty will discuss the rapidly changing law and latest trends of employees with mental disabilities in the workplace. Discussions will focus on:


  • The current landscape of mental disability law;
  •  Reasonable accommodations in the context of mental disabilities;
  •  Tips for lawyers for dealing with clients on accommodation issues; and
  •  A hypothetical that will address frequent issues raised in the workplace.

For more roundtable information, or to register, visit the MBA Calendar.


Casemaker Training Sessions

Due to overwhelming member requests, the MBA will be holding Fall Casemaker trainings.  Three training locations and times are currently offered to accomodate schedule conflicts. 


Course #: CASEJ08
Introductory level
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 4:30–5:45 p.m.
Elms College, Chicopee

For directions click here.


Course #: CASEK08
Introductory level
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 10–11:15 a.m.
Southern New England School of Law, North Dartmouth

For directions click here.


These training sessions will be held in a computer lab setting that will provide participants with the use of a computer and online access to Casemaker. Casemaker has had many new features added, including:


  • CaseCheck: an enhanced case law search results function;
  • Database availability for all 50 states; and
  • Nationwide collections of combined Supreme Court and ethics opinions

Additionally, Casemaker Version 2.0 has been released, in testing phase.  This new software will eventually replace the current system. MBA members can access Version 2.0 to get a feel for the system, before it becomes the default searching option.


NOTE: Because space at Casemaker trainings is limited, online enrollment is not available. To register for a training session, call MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530 or toll-free at (877) 676-6500.



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