Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008

Upcoming CLE seminar and program schedule

Participate in the "Distressed Property Bootcamp" seminar series

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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 November/December CLE brochure, click here.  

This week's highlighted programs include:
  • December Seminar Schedule
  • Sixth Annual In-House Counsel Conference
  • Distressed Property Bootcamp Series
  • MBA Co-sponsored Programs
  • Free Casemaker Webinars

Scroll down for program descriptions, dates and registration details.



Basics of Divorce Practice, Course #: FLG09
Monday, Dec. 1 / Massachusetts School of Law, 500 Federal St., Andover

Landlord Tenant Basics, Course #: PRC09
Monday, Dec. 1 / MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Motions to Suppress: Identifying, Developing and Litigating the Issues, Course #: CJB09
Tuesday, Dec. 2 / Catuogno Court Reporting Services Office, 1414 Main St., Springfield

Hot Off the Press: The New Child Support Guidelines, Course #: FLH09
Wednesday, Dec. 3 / MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Employer Screening - What’s Legal & What’s Not, Course #: LEC09
Wednesday, Dec. 3 / MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Drafting the Simple Will, Course #: PLI09
Monday, Dec. 8 / Holiday Inn, 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton

Distressed Property Bootcamp Series: Session I, Course #: PRD09
Monday, Dec. 8 / MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Employment Law for Lawyers, Course #: LEA09
Wednesday, Dec. 10 / MBA, 20 West. St, Boston

The ABC's of Social Security Disability Cases, Course #: CLM09
Thursday, Dec. 11 / MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Workers' Compensation Basics, Course #: CLL09
Tuesday, Dec. 16 / Catuogno Court Reporting Services, 446 Main St., Worcester


Sixth Annual In-House Counsel Conference: Doing Business in Troubled Times
Course #: BLD09
Introductory level
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Newton Marriott Hotel, 2345 Commonwealth Ave., Newton

The theme of the MBA’s Sixth Annual In-House Counsel Conference is “Doing Business in Troubled Times.” The conference will address current developments and hot topics, including recent developments in the Business Litigation Session of the Superior Court, electronic and other discovery issues that affect document retention, and how the new Massachusetts Wage Act impacts businesses. There will be a panel discussion of directors’ duties, including duties that arise when a company is in trouble and what it means for a director to be independent. A panel of intellectual property experts will discuss issues relating to effective management of intellectual property with a limited budget. Finally, there will be a presentation concerning risk management to avoid or minimize the cost of litigation in uncertain times.

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


Distressed Property Bootcamp Series

NOTE: There is a discounted rate if you attend all three seminars in this series. Special pricing includes: Sponsoring section/division MBA members: $180; MBA member paralegals, law students, recent admittees: $80; MBA members: $285; and nonmembers: $420. To register, contact MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530.

Session I - Representing a Buyer Purchasing Distressed Property
Course #: PRD09
Introductory level
Monday, Dec. 8, 5-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Session I of the Distressed Property Bootcamp will feature speakers who have an active practice representing buyers who purchase property at foreclosure sales, REO sales, short sales and lender workouts.  Specific topics to include:

  • Practical tips on representing buyers at each type of distressed property sale;
  • Pitfalls to avoid; and
  • Information about the changing market in this credit crisis.

Session II – Representing a Borrower in Trouble
Course #: PRE09
Thursday, Jan. 8, 5-7 p.m. 
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Topics to include: working with the borrower’s lender, negotiating a short sale for the owner; handling the bankruptcy aspects of a borrower in foreclosure. Of particular interest  will be information on a task force established by CHAPA (Citizens Planning and Housing Association) consisting of lenders, community development corporation's and lawyers which will create a program for those homeowners impacted by foreclosure.

Session III – Title Insurance and Title Aspects in a Distressed Property Closing
Course #: PRF09
Thursday, Feb. 12, 5-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


Effective Lawyering with the Whole Person: Applying Mindfulness Meditation in Law Practice
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 4-7 p.m.
Prince, Lobel, Glovsky & Tye LLP, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 2200, Boston

Lawyers face many stimulating challenges, whether in negotiation, counseling, advocacy, analysis, or office management; however, these activities can also be highly stressful and adversarial. As a result, lawyers suffer from remarkable levels of stress, contributing to personal and professional difficulties, burnout, turnover, substance abuse, and divorce. But does law practice have to be so distressing? Mindfulness meditation, a practice of training the mind's natural alertness and presence, is today being practiced in law firms and law schools as a way of revitalizing careers and managing stress. This seminar will address how mindfulness practice can be useful for attorneys, how it enhances lawyering skills and enables lawyers to overcome the inflexibility of the adversarial mindset, find creative solutions to conflict, build confidence, and overcome knee-jerk reactivity in responding to challenging situations and people.

NOTE: Registration is not through the MBA. Click here to learn more information about this MBA co-sponsored program, or to register.


This fall, Casemaker is presenting a free webinar for MBA members. Want to learn more about the capabilities of newly released beta version of Casemaker Version 2.1 straight from the source? Attend a Web training from the comfort of your home or office.

Click here to access the Casemaker webinar trainings. Currently scheduled webinars include:

  • Thursday, Dec. 11, 1–2 p.m.

For webinar system requirements, click here.

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