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Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009
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MBA section news

Immigration Law open meeting, Public Law open meeting, Labor & Employment open meeting; Municipal Tax Practice Group meeting

Citizenship and Naturalization Law

Thursday, Nov. 12, noon-1:30 p.m.
MBA 20 West St., Boston

Immigration Section Council kicks off it's 2009 association year with an open meeting. This open meeting will cover topics in citizenship and naturalization Law. Topics include acquisition of U.S. citizenship at birth, derivation of US citizenship by operation of law after birth, and naturalization. Bring your lunch and learn how people become US citizens. Chaired by Richard M. Green, a solo practitioner practicing Immigration and Nationality in North Grafton, Mr. Green earned his Law Degree from Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia Canada. Green teaches Immigration and Nationality Law at Anna Maria College in Paxton, Mass.

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Changes at the human resources division

Tuesday, Nov. 17, noon-1:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The Public Law Section's first open meeting luncheon will feature speaker will be John Marra, the general counsel for the Executive Office for Administration and Finance Human Resources Division. He will discuss the recent changes at HRD relative to review of initial civil service appointments and bypasses. Bring your own lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided.

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Noncompetition agreements: To be or not to be?
A discussion about proposed legislation

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


Believed by many to be critical to their business, loathed by others as a limitation on innovation, and criticized as being overused and implemented in unfair ways, noncompetition agreements are currently the subject of much interest among businesses, venture capitalists and employees. Two state representatives -- Lori Ehrlich and Will Brownsberger -- have proposed sweeping new legislation that would significantly restrict the enforceability of noncompetition agreements under Massachusetts law. Join these legislators as well as Russell Beck of Foley & Lardner LLP in a discussion about the proposed legislation, moderated by Andrea Kramer of Hirsch, Roberts Weinstein. Bring your own lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided.

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Taxation Law Section's first Municipal Tax Practice Group meeting

Thursday, Nov. 12, 5 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The Massachusetts Bar Association's Taxation Law Section is pleased to announce the formation of the Municipal Tax Practice Group. The purpose of the practice group is to serve practitioners and the public by promoting the administration of justice, legal education and respect for the law. The Municipal Tax practice group will provide a forum for practitioners to discuss issues unique to this area of the law and seeks to be involved in efforts to improve the laws related to municipal taxation.

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