Massachusetts Bar Association now on Twitter
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The MBA is now on Twitter. Visit www.massbar.org/twitter and get up-to-date
information on MBA CLE programs and conferences, legislative
activities and events. In addition, the MBA will post daily legal
headlines and published e-Journal and Lawyers
At www.massbar.org/twitter, you have several
Twitter options. MBA members can:
- Follow the MBA on Twitter under our "massbar" name;
- Have the MBA follow you on Twitter by adding your Twitter
screen name to your MBA profile; and
- Have your tweets included on the MBA Twitter page and on the
MBA Homepage tab.
here to view the MBA's Twitter page.
NOTE: The MBA
encourages its members to post MBA news to Twitter
using their own Twitter accounts, and to re-tweet MBA news
under the "massbar" name.
Superior Court statewide symposium and dinner Sept. 22
MBA to co-host commemorative reception and dinner
In celebration of 150 Years of the
Rule of Law in Massachusetts, the Superior Court will hold a
statewide symposium, which is open to the public and FREE of
charge, featuring many distinguished judges, lawyers and university
professors. The symposium will be held at the Rabb Auditorium of
the Boston Public Library., 700 Boylston St., Boston on
Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 2 to 5:30 p.m.
The Massachusetts Bar Association, in
conjunction with the Supreme Judicial Court Historical Society,
will host a commemorative reception and dinner following the
three-part symposium. The commemorative dinner will be held at the
Fairmont Copley Hotel, 138 St. James Ave., Boston.
For ticket information to attend
the commemorative dinner, please contact the Supreme Judicial Court
Historical Society, in care of Cassandra Semenza at (617)
ABA study on diversity in the U.S. Department of Justice
Are you currently employed, or have you been employed, as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice at any point since Jan. 1, 1994?
The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession is launching the
second phase of its groundbreaking research initiative on diversity
dynamics in the legal profession. If you are currently employed or
have been employed as an attorney with the U.S. Department of
Justice at any point since January 1, 1994, we invite you to
register your interest in receiving the survey.
Your registration and all of your information will be held in
absolute confidentiality by The Athens Group, an independent firm
conducting the research study on behalf of the ABA Commission on
Women. No one except the research team at The Athens Group will
have access to the registration database. Registration will only
take a couple of minutes of your time.
Click here to register for the
Law Practice Management Tip of the Week
RECAPture the public domain: Access PACER documents for free
Those of you who access appellate, district and bankruptcy court
records via the Federal Judiciary's PACER system likely view that
system as clunky and over-expensive, at 8 cents per page for
document access. But, while the clunkiness remains, there is a new
web plug-in that can get you PACER documents for free.
The system, known as RECAP ("pacer" reversed), works as follows:
PACER users operating the RECAP add-on will have each document they
access downloaded to an online repository. Each document so
accessed and archived will then be free to every other PACER/RECAP
user, via RECAP's repository, rather than through PACER's
It looks really easy; but, there are a couple of things that you
- RECAP is a Firefox plug-in, so you'll only be able to access it
using the Firefox browser; and
- Although you don't have to log-in to PACER to access RECAP,
other access points are, at this point, cumbersome, and
intentionally so, due to a desire of the creators of RECAP to
protect the privacy of litigants.
For more information, check out this short, but informative article from the Washington
Post, as well as the RECAP Home page, where there is an
instructional video, a series of fulsome posts and at which the
creators of the program are refreshingly honest and open with
respect not only to the advantages of RECAP, but also with respect
to its disadvantages, and potential problems.
RECAP is a great way to keep pace, while keeping expenses
For more helpful tips, join the MBA's Law Practice Management
Section. Call MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530 to join.
To learn more about the Law Practice Management Section,
contact Co-Chairs Alan J. Klevan or Rodney Dowell.
Featured member benefit: FedEx® shipping services
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Massachusetts Bar Association members are now eligible to
receive valuable discounts of up to 26 percent on select FedEx®
shipping services. There are no costs and no minimum shipping
requirements to take advantage of this great member benefit.
MBA members can save:
- Up to 26 percent on select FedEx Express® services;
- Up to 20 percent on select FedEx Express® international
- Up to 12 percent on select FedEx Ground® services; and
- Up to 10 percent on select FedEx Home Delivery® services.
For more information or to enroll in the FedEx Advantage
Program, click here or call 1-800-MEMBERS
(1-800-636-2377, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday).
Valid MBA membership required.
Upcoming CLE seminar and program schedule
Register for the "Preparing to File a Lawsuit" seminar
To register for the
following programs, call MBA Member Services at (617)
[e-mail membership] or visit the
CLE Web site. To download a PDF of the
August/September CLE brochure, click
This week's highlighted programs include:
- Preparing to File a Lawsuit
- Save the date: Eighth Annual Western Massachusetts
- Save the date: Fourth Annual Bench-Bar
- Save the date: 19th Annual Family Law
- Casemaker Webinars
Scroll down for program descriptions, dates and
AUGUST CLE PROGRAM
Preparing to File a
Course #: CLHH09 / Monday, Aug. 24, 4-7 p.m.
SAVE THE DATES
Eighth Annual Western Massachusetts
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 4-7 p.m.
Western New England College School of Law, Springfield
Fourth Annual Bench-Bar
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 4:30 p.m.
John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square,
19th Annual Family Law
Friday, Nov. 6 - Saturday, Nov. 7
Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham
Want to learn more about the capabilities of Casemaker 2.1
straight from the source? Attend a complimentary Web training
session to review the enhancements and new functionality of
Casemaker 2.1 from the comfort of your home or office.
NOTE: You must
log into Casemaker to register for these Webinars.
Space is limited. Click here to reserve your place at a
- Tuesday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.