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MBA and MACDL issue joint letter regarding "access to counsel" in the independent investigation of the Probation Department

Earlier this week, MBA President Valerie A. Yarashus and Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers President John H. Cuhna Jr. sent a letter to Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall asking her to "issue appropriate orders to clarify and rectify this problem," upon learning attorneys were instructed to stay out of hearing rooms while clients provided testimony in an independent investigation of the Probation Department.

Click here to read the letter.

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Second annual MBA Summer Social

Network at Tia's on Boston's beautiful waterfront on Aug. 19

Bring a friend and join the MBA for a FREE summer social/networking event on the beautiful Boston waterfront. Don't miss this opportunity to create invaluable relationships within the legal community, by relaxing and mingling with fellow members.

Hors d'oeuvres will be served. A cash bar will be available.

Please bring interested colleagues. Non-MBA members are welcome.

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

MBA co-sponsors UMass Leadership Luncheon

Join fellow MBA members at the event featuring Rikki Klieman, attorney, author and TV host

The MBA is proud to co-sponsor a luncheon featuring attorney, author and TV host Rikki Klieman on Thursday, Sept. 23, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at The University of Massachusetts Club, 225 Franklin St., Boston.

This luncheon -- a part of The UMass Uncommon Leadership Series -- will provide attendees with an opportunity to interact with Klieman, a prominent trial attorney, who is well-known as a national legal authority. UMass President Jack M. Wilson and co-hosts Margaret Xifaras, UMass Dartmouth '78, and Glenn Mangurian, UMass Amherst '70, will moderate a discussion with Klieman on her book Fairy Tales Can Come True: How a Driven Woman Changed Her Destiny.

Click here to register. Space is limited.

Upcoming CLE seminar and program schedule

Learn practice tips and pointers at the Aug. 18 "Fundamentals of Effective Discovery" seminar

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To register for the following programs, call MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530, [e-mail membership] or visit the CLE Web site. To download a PDF of the August/September 2010 CLE brochure, click here.

Scroll down for program details, including dates and registration details.

Recorded program Recorded session available for purchase after live program through MBA On Demand.

Live program Real-time webcast available for purchase through MBA On Demand.


District Court Survival Guide - Criminal Practice Recorded program
Monday, Aug. 16, 4-6:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Legal Chat @ Noon: Increasing Your Business by Working with Realtors Live program
Tuesday, Aug. 17, noon-1 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Fundamentals of Effective Discovery Recorded program
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2-5 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Trial Practice Luncheon Roundtable Series - Part I: Pretrial Preparation and Jury Issues Live program
Thursday, Aug. 19, noon-2 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Trial Practice Luncheon Roundtable Series - Part II: Trial Issues Live program
Thursday, Aug. 26, noon-2 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston



Creative Ways to Use Your Law Degree Conference
Thursday, Oct. 14
Lombardo's, 6 Billings St., Randolph

20th Annual Family Law Conference
Friday, Nov. 12 - Saturday, Nov. 13
Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club, 55 Lee Road, Lenox


MBA On Demand in line

Unable to attend these seminars? Purchase the recorded session available after the live program through MBA On Demand and watch the presentation from the comfort of your home or office.

To view a listing of current programs offered on MBA On Demand, click here.





Protect data stored on mobile devices with a wiping program

According to one published survey, theft of off-line equipment, e.g., laptops, PDAs, and thumb drives, leads to as much as 70 percent of data security breaches. PDAs are especially attractive targets for thieves because of their small size and value. If you use a PDA and find that you must store confidential data on it, consider protecting that data with a wiping program.

Wiping programs allow PDA owners to remotely wipe all data from a PDA in the event that the device is stolen or lost, and are often included in device security packages offered by service providers. For example, for less than $50 a year, BlackBerry users can subscribe to SmrtGuard's Data and Device Security package, which provides -- among other security features -- remote data wiping capabilities. Similar services, such as those offered through Absolute Software's Lojack for Laptops, are also available for laptops. Losing expensive equipment to theft is bad enough -- prevent theft from leading to compromised data security by using a wiping program.

This tip is courtesy of Techno Ethics: Be Safe, Not Sorry!

Published August 12, 2010


For more helpful tips, join the MBA's Law Practice Management Section. Call MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530 to join.

To learn more about the Law Practice Management Section, contact Co-Chairs Andrea Goldman or Rodney Dowell.
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Featured member benefit: Celtics tickets

Purchase new specially-priced full and half season Club Seat packages

The Celtics are happy to introduce new specially-priced full and half season Club Seat packages that are perfect for your budget and schedule. Enjoy exclusive amenities you won't find anywhere else in the Garden and be guaranteed some of the best views in the building for all the big games this season. Special pricing is now available in Club 107, Club 115, Club 137 and Club 145.

These premium packages include benefits such as guaranteed access to sold out concerts and family shows, invitations to special team events and more. And the best part? Seats are now available, so you can be sure you'll be part of the action.

For more information about the Premium Club, contact the Celtics Premium Sales Department at (617) 854-8061, or at [e-mail bburnard].

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