Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
Upcoming CLE seminar and program schedule
Participate in the upcoming Bankruptcy and Foreclosure seminar
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.
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
Estate Administration Options
Spousal intestate share modernized;
- Child’s intestate share and omitted child shares; and
- Will formalities and memorandums.
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.
- Incapacity defined;
Conservator for property and guardian of the person;
Protective orders; and
New reports and accounts required.
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
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