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Thursday, Apr. 15, 2010
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MBA section news

Young Lawyers Division open meeting; The Greater Boston Food Bank volunteer opportunity; Municipal Tax and State Tax Practice Groups open meeting

Young Lawyers Division: The verdict is in

Thursday, April 22, 6-8 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Join the Massachusetts Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division for a practical "how-to" guide about appearing in a judge's courtroom. Listen as the Hon. Carol S. Ball, associate justice of the Suffolk County Superior Court, discusses likes and dislikes when appearing in court.

This program will be followed by a Q & A session and reception.

Click here to R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, April 21.


Volunteer opportunity

The Greater Boston Food Bank
Wednesday, April 28, 9 a.m.-noon
70 South Bay Ave., Boston

The Business Law Section Council will host a volunteer opportunity at The Greater Boston Food Bank on Wednesday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at 70 South Bay Ave., Boston just off the X-way. Volunteers will help out by inspecting, sorting and repacking donated food and grocery products and labeling boxes. Volunteers can come alone or bring family members to help out.

The Greater Food Bank has distributed over 31 million pounds of food and grocery products to almost 600 hunger-relief agencies throughout eastern Massachusetts and serves over 394,000 people annually.

Click here to R.S.V.P. to volunteer.

Space is limited. Only 20 spots are available. Click here to learn more about the work of The Greater Boston Food Bank. Contact Christine O'Hurley at [e-mail ohurleylaw] with any questions.


Municipal Tax and State Tax Practice Groups open meeting

Thursday, May 6, 5-6:30 pm
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The Taxation Law Section's Municipal Tax Practice Group and State Tax Practice Group will host a joint open meeting on Tuesday, May 6. The business meeting will begin at 5 p.m. and the guest speaker at 5:30 p.m. will be Mark Defrancisco, chief counsel to the Appellate Tax Board's legal department. Defrancisco advises the board on legal, evidentiary and related issues; reviews and advises the board on motions heard before the board; and drafts, edits and approves the board's findings of fact and reports. With experience in state and local taxation, in both the public and private sector, Defrancisco has spoken frequently on matters relating to Massachusetts taxation at conferences sponsored by MCLE, Massachusetts Association of Assessing Offices, county assessors associations, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the MBA and Boston Bar Association's taxation committees. This meeting is free.

To R.S.V.P., click here.


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