Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Jul. 31, 2008

Upcoming CLE seminar and program schedule

Join fellow MBA members at a seminar on the basics of divorce practice

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To register for the following programs, call MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530, [e-mail membership] or visit the CLE Web site. To download a PDF of the July/August CLE brochure, click here.  

This week's highlighted programs include:    

  • Save the Dates: Upcoming conferences
  • Basics of Divorce Practice
  • Immigration Law Essentials
  • Recent Developments in Appellate Practice
  • Upcoming Casemaker Training Sessions
  • Free Casemaker Webinar

Scroll down for program descriptions, dates and registration details.


Lawyers in Transition Conference
Tuesday, Oct. 7
Courtyard Marriott, 75 Felton St., Marlborough

36th Annual Robert Fuchs Labor Law Conference
National Labor Relations Board/Department of Labor Annual Conference
Thursday, October 16, 12:30-5:30 p.m., with reception to follow
Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston

18th Annual Family Law Conference
Friday, Oct. 17 - Saturday, Oct. 18
Ocean Edge Resort & Club, 2907 Main St., Route 6A, Brewster


Basics of Divorce Practice
Course #: FLM08
Introductory level
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 4–7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Divorce practice ranks among the most demanding, most complex and most challenging areas of legal work. In order to be effective and avoid costly mistakes, counsel must be prepared to address a wide array of issues – from asset valuation and division, to child custody matters, to taxation – often in a high-pressure, deadline-driven arena. This course will teach you how to determine the facts of your client’s case, select appropriate avenues of relief and parry your opponent’s strategies while you become familiar with relevant statutes, rules and leading cases that you can use to achieve positive results for your client.

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

Immigration Law Essentials
Course #: BLM08
Introductory level
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2–6 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Immigration touches various areas of law and affects many lives. Attorneys should be aware of basic immigrant visa procedures and the alphabet soup of immigration status. Discussion topics will include impacts on criminal and family law and ethical issues facing foreign nationals and dual representation.

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

Recent Developments in Appellate Practice
Course #: CLV08
Introductory level
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 4–6 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The MBA's popular Recent Developments in the Law programs provide an annual update on the most significant cases and changes in the law. This program will discuss developments and trends in the appellate courts that transcend decisions in specific substantive areas. From various perspectives, the program addresses how well our appellate courts are discharging their duties. It also covers recent developments in appellate practice and procedure.

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


MBA members have free, unlimited use of Casemaker, which was upgraded in January 2008. A Web-based legal research library, Casemaker allows users to search and browse historic and current state and federal case law, state statutes and regulations, ethics opinions, rules of professional conduct and more. Learn how to best utilize this free tool at one of our Casemaker training programs, held at locations around the state.

Casemaker Training (Worcester)
Course #: CASEII08
Introductory level
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1–2:15 p.m.
Trial Court Law Library, Worcester

Desktop stations will be available in addition to seating for attendees wishing to bring and use laptop computers. Laptop usage is made possible by available wireless Internet access.

Casemaker Training (Chicopee)
Course #: CASEJJ08
Introductory level
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 4–5:15 p.m.
Elms College, Chicopee

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.

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


This summer, Casemaker presents a free webinar for MBA members. Want to learn more about the capabilities of Casemaker Version 2.0 straight from the source? Attend the Web training from the comfort of your home or office.

Choose a link below to register:

Thursday, Aug. 21, 10–11 a.m.

Click here to register.

Space is limited. Reserve your place now.

System requirements

PC-based attendees must have one of the following operating systems: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server or Vista.
Macintosh®-based attendees must use Mac OS® X 10.3.9 (Panther®) or newer.


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