Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Nov. 22, 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.  

I-9 Forms and No-Match Letters – Issues in Employment Immigration
Luncheon Roundtable (lunch provided)
Course #: LEB08
Intermediate level
Tuesday, Dec. 4, noon–2 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Matthew Lee, managing partner of Tocci, Goss & Lee PC will discuss the employer’s burden to comply with I-9 Employment Verification procedures required of all W-2 employees on the first day of employment. The I-9 Employment Verification regulations are a mandatory tool for employers to verify that their new employees are authorized to work in the United States. Further, Lee will discuss post-hiring issues, such as the receipt of a Social Security Administration (SSA) “mismatch letter” informing the employer that an employee’s social security number does not match SSA records and how an employer should deal with similar post-hiring inconsistent information. He will discuss the new SSA “mismatch letter” regulation in detail.


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.  Two 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.



This training session 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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