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Thursday, May. 21, 2009
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MBA Committee and Section News

Business Law open meeting; Law Practice Management Section Council open meeting; Demystifying the Federal Court; and Workplace Bullying

 

Business Law Open Meeting

Tuesday, May 26, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


The Business Law Section members are invited to attend a Business Law Open Meeting on Tuesday, May 26th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the MBA, 20 West Street, Boston.  The scheduled speaker will be F. Beirne Lovely, General Counsel for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston.  

R.S.V.P. to [e-mail jstevens] indicating your attendance at this meeting.

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Law Practice Management Section Council Open Meeting

Tuesday, May 26, 5 - 7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


All Law Practice Management Section members are invited to attend the Law Practice Management Section Council Open Meeting on Tuesday, May 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the MBA, 20 West St., Boston. Due to the overwhelming response to his many presentations, Mark Kupsc, president of Hytech Management, is going to briefly discuss the Data Privacy Act and how to protect your practice by using Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat to secure all information leaving your office.  Kupsc will discuss how both programs can ensure compliance with just a few easy keystokes.    

R.S.V.P. to [e-mail jstevens] indicating your attendance at this meeting.

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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.

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

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

Hon. Michael A. Ponsor
U.S. District Court, 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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Workplace Bullying:
Current Law, Proposed Legislation, and Practical
Strategies in the Interim

Wednesday, June 17, noon-1 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

In these difficult economic times, workplace bullying is a growing problem.  Although Canada has a law prohibiting workplace bullying, there are no such laws in the United States and few legal remedies to cover the myriad situations that arise.  Professor David Yamada, director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School, will present his proposed legislation to remedy this gap, which is likely to be introduced in the Massachusetts Legislature this year.  MIT Ombudsperson Mary Rowe, Ph.D., and Harvard University Ombudsman Lydia Cummings, who are highly experienced in addressing both the theory and reality of workplace bullying, will provide practical approaches to this difficult problem.


Topics include:

  • What are the common types of workplace bullying? 
  • What potential causes of action exist in Massachusetts, and what are the standards? 
  • How will proposed legislation address the problem without being overbroad? 
  • How can employers avert workplace bullying? 
  • What procedures should govern the investigation of workplace bullying? 
  • What remedies can be used when workplace bullying is established?

Sponsors:
Labor & Employment Section
American Arbitration Association
Labor and Employment Relations Association, Boston Chapter

R.S.V.P. to [e-mail jstevens].

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