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Thursday, Mar. 12, 2009
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Join us for a Public Law Open Brown Bag Luncheon and Labor & Employment Roundtable

 Public Law Open Brown Bag Luncheon

 (beverages and dessert provided)
Thursday, March 26, noon-1:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

As a member of the Public Law and/or Civil Litigation Sections, you are invited to attend a "brown bag" open meeting on Thursday, March 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Social Law Library, John Adams Courthouse, Boston. Executive Director Karen L. Nober and Deirdre Roney, general counsel of the Ethics Commission, will discuss the history of the Commission, its purview and authority, trainings and other resources it offers, as well as reviewing the opinion and complaint process.

The Ethics Commission was established to foster integrity in government and promote public trust. The Commission enforces the Conflict of Interest Law and the Financial Disclosure Law. The Conflict of Interest Law, G.L. c. 268A, regulates the conduct of all state, county and municipal employees and volunteers, whether paid or unpaid, full or part-time, intermittent or temporary. It governs what public officials and employees may do on the job, what they may do after hours, or on the side, and what they may do after they leave public service. The Financial Disclosure Law, G.L.c. 268B, requires certain individuals, officials and candidates for elected office to file statements of financial interests with the Ethics Commission.

To R.S.V.P. contact MBA Sections Administrator Jean Stevens at jstevens.

Labor & Employment Roundtable:
The Effects of the ADA Amendments Act

Wednesday, March 25, noon-2 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston
Course #: LED09 / Intermediate Level

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) amendments expand the scope of ADA coverage for cases occurring on or after January 1, 2009. This program will discuss the impact that the amendments have on the definition of disability. Topics include:

  • Changes to the ADA’s coverage
  • What activities are always major life activities
  • Changes to the “Substantial Limitation” standard
  • Expansion of the term “regarded as” disabled
Claudia Centomini, Esq., program chair
Day Pitney, LLP Boston

Elizabeth Grossman, Esq.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Boston

Mark H. Burak, Esq.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Boston

Thomas Murphy, Esq.
Disability Law Center, Boston






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