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Thursday, Sep. 6, 2007
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Upcoming CLE courses highlight topics for litigators and small firm practicioners

Learn tips to boost your business at Atticus programming; pick up tips on construction, zoning and privilege laws at CLE seminars

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.


Atticus Practical Solutions Series

Atticus and the Massachusetts Bar Association present a one-day seminar on smart, efficient business strategy for solo and small firm attorneys at three different venues and dates across Massachusetts:




Worcester: Tuesday, Sept. 18: DCU Center, 50 Foster St.

Boston: Wednesday, Sept. 19: MBA, 20 West St.
Taunton: Thursday, Sept. 20: Holiday Inn, 700 Myles Standish Blvd.


The full day (8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.) program includes morning and afternoon sessions that cover topics ranging from time management and rainmaking, to increasing profitability and assembling a strong legal staff.


Half-day tuition is $75, while the full-day tuition is $145. Non-MBA member rates include $150 for half-day and $220 for the full-day.



Current Issues in Zoning Enforcement and Licensing
Course #: PRA08
Introductory level
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 4–7 p.m.
Western New England College School of Law, Springfield 

This seminar will provide practical advice and insight about the areas of zoning, sanitary, health and fire code and municipal licensing. Panelists will contrast enforcement actions in each area with a brief background of the legal structure of municipal zoning, licensing powers in Massachusetts and other codes.


It’s Confidential – Privilege Law in Massachusetts
Course #: CLC08
Intermediate level
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 4–6:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Privilege issues arise in an array of situations in both civil and criminal cases: at trial, in a deposition, responding to a discovery request or when planning strategy. In order to preserve a privilege, a proactive approach is often necessary. This seminar will focus on a variety of privileges, including the attorney-client, spousal, parent-child, peer review, doctor-patient, common interest and joint defense privileges. Our experienced panel will explain the concept of each privilege and provide practical tips for successfully asserting and defeating privilege claims.

Basics of Massachusetts Construction Law
Course #: BLA08
Introductory level
Thursday, Sept. 20, 4–7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston 

This program will provide an overview of Massachusetts construction law. This will include information about construction law concepts; an overview of construction project claims; a discussion of the special methods of collection relative to the construction industry (namely mechanic’s lien and bond claims); and demands for direct payment. The seminar will also discuss the fundamentals of construction defect litigation, including a review of the economic loss doctrine and warranty claims.


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