Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009

Upcoming CLE seminar and program schedule

Participate in the upcoming Bankruptcy and Foreclosure seminar

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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 February/March CLE brochure, click here.  

This week's highlighted programs include:
 
  • Probate and Guardianship Reform: Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code
  • District Court Survival Guide — Criminal Practice
  • Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples
  • How to Probate an Estate
  • Expanding Your Practice in a Shrinking Economy: Emergency Criminal Advice for the General Practitioner
  • Elder Law Basics
  • Bankruptcy and Foreclosure
  • Hot Off the Press: New Child Support Guidelines
  • Casemaker 2.1 Webinar
  • MBA Co-sponsored Program

Scroll down for program descriptions, dates and registration details.

Probate and Guardianship Reform: Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code 

In response to the highly anticipated Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code's recent enactment, the Massachusetts Bar Association has scheduled several seminars around the state to discuss how the UPC's important changes will impact the probate process. Our expert faculty include Joint MBA/BBA UPC drafting committee members Mark A. Leahy, Esq., and John J. Ford, Esq., as well as Thomas J. Carey Jr., Esq., and Frederick L. Nagle Jr., Esq., who were both instrumental in advocating on behalf of the MBA for passage of this legislation.

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 4-7 p.m., MBA, 20 West St. Boston
(Course #: PLN09)
 
Tuesday, March 3, 4-7 p.m.,  Western New England College School of Law, 1215 Wilbraham Rd., Springfield
(Course #: PLO09)

Monday, March 9, 4-7 p.m., Mass. School of Law, 500 Federal St., Andover
(Course #: PLP09)

 Just added:

 Monday, March 16, 4-7 p.m., Holiday Inn, 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton
(Course #: PLQ09)

Join us for a review of the newly enacted Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code, which modernizes and reforms probate and guardianship law in the commonwealth. The code will simplify, clarify and codify probate law and procedure, promote speedy and efficient estate administration, make effective the intent of decedents and provide effective protection for incapacitated people while minimizing their loss of liberty.

While the UPC does not go into effect until July 1, 2011, guardianship provisions become effective on Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Join us now to learn the most significant changes that will affect your probate practice. Attendees will learn about:
 
Estate Planning and Intestate Rules
 
  • Spousal intestate share modernized;
  • Child’s intestate share and omitted child shares; and
  • Will formalities and memorandums.
Estate Administration Options

  • Open estate in seven days with informal probate;
  • Formal probate for contested estates;
  • New accounting and estate closing options; and
  • Intervivos and testamentary trusts changes.

Guardianship Modernized

  • Incapacity defined;
  • Limited guardianships;
  • Conservator for property and guardian of the person;
  • Protective orders; and
  • New reports and accounts required.

SEMINARS

Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples, Course #: PLK09
Thursday, Feb. 19, 4-7 p.m. / MBA, 20 West St., Boston

District Court Survival Guide — Criminal Practice, Course #: CLQ09
Monday, Feb. 23, 4–6:30 p.m. / MBA, 20 West St., Boston

How to Probate an Estate, Course #: PLL09

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 3–7 p.m. / Western New England College School of Law, 1215 Wilbraham Rd., Springfield

Expanding Your Practice in a Shrinking Economy: Emergency Criminal Advice for the General Practitioner, Course #: CSF09

Tuesday, February 24, 4–6 p.m / MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Elder Law Basics, Course #: PLJ09
Thursday, Feb. 26, 4–7 p.m. / Massachusetts School of Law, 400 Federal St., Andover

Bankruptcy and Foreclosure, Course # PRG09
Thursday, Feb. 26, 4–7 p.m. / MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Hot Off the Press: New Child Support Guidelines, Course #: FLP09
Tuesday, March 24, 4–7 p.m. / Holiday Inn, 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton

CASEMAKER WEBINAR

Want to learn more about the capabilities of the beta version 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.

Space is limited. Reserve your place now at the last Webinar available in February.
Thursday, Feb. 26, 1 p.m.

MBA CO-SPONSORED PROGRAM

Contemporary Alimony Considerations
Thursday, March 12, 4-7:30 p.m.
Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston 

 

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