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Thursday, Mar. 12, 2009
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MBA sets sights on full spring agenda

Offerings help members sharpen practice in tough economy

Keeping with its mission to serve both its membership and citizens of the commonwealth, the MBA enters an active season of programming and services.

On May 13 and 14, “Latest in the Law 2009” will serve as the cornerstone of the MBA’s educational programming for the upcoming season. The two-day event will feature recent developments on major practice areas, as well as ample networking opportunities. Click here to learn more or to register. Other programs slated for the coming weeks and months include:

  • Legal Technology Expo (free) on Friday. March 20;
  • Trial Court Orientation on Wednesday, March 25:
  • Expanding Your Practice in a Shrinking Economy Critical Skills Sessions running through Tuesday, April 7;
  • Creative Ways to Use Your Law Degree Conference on Thursday, April 16; and
  • Making Your Law Firm Thrive in Uncertain Times on Thursday, June 11.

To learn more about these and other upcoming CLE programs, click here.

In addition to CLE, exclusive member benefits will continue to add value to MBA membership into the spring and beyond. These include competitively priced products and policies through the MBA Insurance Agency, unlimited access to the Casemaker Online Law Library, informative member publications, active sections and practice groups, and a robust legislative advocacy plan on behalf of the Massachusetts legal community. Among other upcoming lobbying efforts, the MBA and the Boston Bar Association will co-sponsor a State Court Advocacy Day on Tuesday, March 31 at the Statehouse. The event will further underscore the need for adequate funding to sustain the critical needs of the Massachusetts Court System in light of these difficult economic times.
While the MBA continues its work in responding to members’ practice needs, it also makes available a number of pro bono and other meaningful volunteer opportunities. Volunteer attorneys have already made great strides in serving and educating communities across Massachusetts through the MBA Pro Bono Veterans Initiative, 2009 Mock Trial Program, Judicial Youth Corps, Elder Law Education Program, Dial-A-Lawyer events and the MBA Lawyers Eco Challenge. To learn more, click here.

The MBA will further demonstrate its commitment to public service by recognizing pro bono champions at its third signature event of the year—the Access to Justice Luncheon—to take place on May 7 at the JFK Library and Museum. To learn more, click here.

In these difficult economic times, the MBA remains focused on supporting its members with critical programming, exclusive discounted benefits and coordinated volunteer opportunities that fit members’ practice needs while helping them achieve a healthy work-life balance.

To learn more about the value of your MBA membership, visit

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