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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007
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Photograph by Kelsey Sadoff
May-Britt Kollenhof-Bruning, co-founder of Juripax B.V., speaks to 15 attendees at the Online Dispute Resolution Luncheon Roundtable held at the MBA's Boston office on Oct. 18. ODR promotes "more reflective and less emotional" communication in conflict resolution cases.

Upcoming CLE conference and seminar schedule

Conferences

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

General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Conference

Course #: GPA08
Thursday, Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn, Taunton

The MBA’s General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section is excited to announce the General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Conference, to take place on Nov. 8 at the Holiday Inn in Taunton. This popular conference will feature a networking opportunities, prize giveaways and exciting new panels organized in collaboration with many other MBA section councils. Panel discussions include:

Employment Law for Lawyers (8:35–9:45 a.m.)
Come test your knowledge at this highly interactive, practical seminar where panelists will provide both the employer-side and employee-side perspective on the most common employment law mistakes made by lawyers – and how best to avoid them.

Trial Practice Breakout Sessions (9:50–10:50 a.m.)
This session is designed to cover either evidence issues in civil trial practice,OR the top 10 criminal cases you need to know. The panel will provide practitioners with a survey on how to deal effectively with the myriad of commonly recurring evidentiary problems in both domestic relation cases and highlight new developments and changes in criminal law in Massachusetts.

Technology Challenge:  What I Can Do for Your Law Office (11 a.m.–noon)
This will be a unique opportunity to see some of the most popular legal case management software presented side by side and determine what may be the best fit for you and/or your firm.

Networking lunch (noon–1 p.m.)
Featuring keynote speaker Rodney S. Dowell, Esq.
Director, Law Office Management Assistance Program, speaking on "The Business of Lawyering: Great Resources for Solo and Small-Firm Practitioners"

Judicial Panel - District Court (1–2 p.m.)
Listen to an informative, interactive discussion among prominent district court judges who will provide you with practical insight and guidance on District Court practice. Attendees will learn about the latest trends, recent developments, and essential tips in preparing and presenting your case.

What Every Practitioner Needs to Know on Divorce, Deeds, Inheritance and Trusts (2–3:20 p.m.)
This session is designed to help the practicing solo or small firm practitioner successfully navigate through the complexities of divorce practice including its impact on issues relative to deeds, inheritance and trusts.

Judicial Panel - Probate and Family Court (3:35–4:30 p.m.)
Learn from our distinguished panel of judges from the Probate and Family Court as they highlight current and emerging issues in family law and offer tips on practicing in their courts. Topics will include pretrial practice; what judges look for in complex asset cases or novel issues; and tips on how to balance public record information with privacy concerns.

Sessions offer attendees a valuable opportunity to learn from expert faculty. Conference faculty members include: 

  • Hon. Elizabeth O’Neill LaStaiti, Bristol Probate & Family Court
  • Hon. Michael J. Livingstone, Plymouth Probate & Family Court
  • Hon. Joseph I. Macy, District Court
  • Hon. Prudence M. McGregor, Bristol Probate & Family Court
  • Hon. Bernadette L. Sabra, District Court
  • Hon. Robert A. Scandurra, Barnstable Probate & Family Court
  • Denise Squillante, Esq., MBA vice president, Law Office of Denise Squillante, Fall River

Special thanks to General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section co-chairs Patrick Francomano and Susan A. Huettner, who helped to organize the conference.

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

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.

Faculty:
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

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

Current Issues in Medicare and Medicaid

Course #: HLA08

Introductory level

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 4–7 p.m.

Western New England College School of Law, Springfield 

 

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

Sixth Annual Western Massachusetts Bankruptcy Conference

Course #: BLC08

Introductory level

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4–7 p.m.

Western New England College School of Law, Springfield

 

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

 

What’s Fair?: Valuations after Bernier v. Bernier

Course #: FLB08

Intermediate level

Thursday, Nov. 15, 4–7 p.m.

MBA, 20 West St., Boston

 

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

 

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