Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Apr. 2, 2009
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MBA Committee and Section News

Join us for "Dialogue regarding the recent First Circuit case, Northeastern Land Services v. NLRB"; Mark your calendars for the annual Labor & Employment, Public Law and Solo & Small Firm Law Practice Management conferences

Lawyers in Transition Committee Luncheon Speaker

Wednesday, April 8, 12:15 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston        
PJScapicchio.jpgPaul Scapicchio is senior vice president of Government Relations at ML Strategies and a former Boston city councilor. Scapicchio began his legal career as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Gerald Gillerman of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, followed by a much lauded stint on the Boston City Council and now serves as senior vice president for Government Relations at ML Strategies. Hear him discuss his interesting career path, including the benefits and challenges in moving between the public and private sectors in different roles. He will also speak about the field of government relations -- how one breaks into it, how it differs from traditional practice or traditional client representation, and the qualities and interests that help constitute success in the area. RSVP to Patricia Plasse at [e-mail pplasse] or 617-338-0596.


Workplace Investigations: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Luncheon roundtable (lunch provided)
Course #: LEE09 / Wednesday, April 8, noon–2 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Sexual harassment, Sarbanes-Oxley violations and on-the-job discrimination are the sorts of complaints workplace investigations are tackling. Our expert panel members have served as advocates, workplace investigators and as experts critiquing investigations by others.
Join us for a lively, interactive roundtable discussion. Our panelists will guide you through an array of issues including: what employers’ counsel need to know in order to make sure investigations are done right; and what employees’ lawyers need to know to effectively challenge deficient investigations.
Bring your own questions and suggestions, and feel free to share ideas and experiences from cases in which you guided, resisted, defended or opposed workplace investigations.

Ellen J. Messing, Esq., program chair
Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky PC, Boston

Jean A. Musiker, Esq.
Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen PC, Boston

Julie A. Moore, Esq.
Employment Practices Group, North Andover

Sponsoring section:
Labor & Employment
Click here to register for the Roundtable.  


Dialogue regarding the recent First Circuit case, Northeastern Land Services v. NLRB

Free open forum (beverages provided)
Thursday, April 9, noon-1 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Join members of the Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining Open Forum for a discussion of Northeastern Land Services v. NLRB.

To R.S.V.P., contact MBA Sections Administrator Jean Stevens at [e-mail jstevens].


 Juvenile & Child Welfare Section Open Meeting

What You Need to Know About School Discipline and the Juvenile Court

Thursday, April 16, 5-7 p.m.
Western New England College School of Law, S. Prestley Blake Law Center, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield

The distinguished panel will discuss the law of school suspension and expulsion, the relationship between Juvenile Court cases, education law and student discipline, advocacy tips for attorneys, policy issues and proposed legislation.


  • Hon. James G. Collins, Hampden County Juvenile Court
  • Hon. Daniel J. Swords, Hampden County Juvenile Court
  • State Sen. Gale D. Candaras, First Hampden and Hampshire District, chair of Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities Committee
  • Marlies Spanjaard, Esq., EdLaw Project, Boston
  • Clare L. Thompson, Esq., Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury & Murphy PC, Springfield

Moderated by Peter A. Hahn, Esq., Hilton, Sindelar & Hahn, Newton
This meeting is free and open to the public. CLE credits for CPCS attorneys. Food will be served.

Due to limited seating, please R.S.V.P. to Jean Stevens at [e-mail jstevens] by Tuesday, April 14.


 Save the Date

Annual Labor & Employment Conference

Tuesday, June 2
The Colonnade Boston Hotel, 120 Huntington Ave., Boston


 Save the Date

Public Law Annual Conference

Wednesday, June 10
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


Save the Date

Annual Solo & Small Firm Law Practice Management Conference:

Making Your Law Firm Thrive in Uncertain Times

Thursday, June 11, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Courtyard by Boston Marriott, Marlborough





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