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Thursday, May. 7, 2009
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MBA Committee and Section News

Participate in an interpreter services survey; Criminal Justice Section Council meeting; Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining Open Forum; Demystifying the Federal Court: Western-Style Justice

The Access to Justice Section Council encourages MBA members to participate in an ongoing survey on interpreter services. The survey will help identify how interpreter services can provide more efficient services for low-income participants in the court system.

Click here to participate in the survey.

Please share this survey with colleagues and associates who may have valuable input to share.

Criminal Justice Section Council

Tuesday, May 12, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The next Criminal Justice Section Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the MBA, 20 West St., Boston. The guest speaker at this meeting will be Middlesex County District Attorney Gerard T. Leone Jr., who will speak about several initiatives and issues that his office is supporting. Leone will also take questions from attendees.

All Criminal Justice Section members are invited to attend. R.S.V.P. to [e-mail jstevens], as space is limited.


Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
Open Forum

Thursday, May 14, noon-1 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Current Topics at the NLRB:
Independent Contractors, Unlawful Employer Rules and Other Topics

On May 14, from noon to 1 p.m., at the MBA on 20 West St., Boston, Region 1 National Labor Relations Board Regional Director Rosemary Pye, regional attorney Ronald Cohen, assistant to the regional director Elizabeth Gemperline, deputy regional attorney Robert Redbord and deputy regional attorney Scott Burson will discuss a recent significant D.C. Circuit case on independent contractors, FedEx; a recent significant First Circuit case on the maintenance and enforcement of overly broad employer rules, The NLS Group; NLRB election activity in Massachusetts; and other hot topics.

This is a free program sponsored by the Labor & Employment Section. 


Demystifying the Federal Court:
Western-Style Justice

Course #: CAA09
Tuesday, June 9, 3–5:30 p.m.
U.S. Courthouse, 300 State St., Springfield

Are you a practitioner who practices, or may have occasion to practice, in the Federal Courts? This FREE program will offer a unique opportunity to get practical information from the bench about litigating a civil case in the Federal Court, as well as provide a guided tour of the new federal courthouse in Springfield.

Keith A. Minoff, Esq., program chair
Robinson Donovan PC, Springfield

Hon. Michael A. Ponsor
U.S. District Court, Western Division

Hon. Kenneth P. Neiman
Chief Magistrate Judge, Western Division

John C. Stuckenbruck
Division Manager, U.S. District Court

Sponsoring section:

Civil Litigation

Click here to register for this free program.





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