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Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010
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Section News: Upcoming meetings and special section events

General Practice, Solo & Small-Firm Section Legal Chat: Traps for the Unwary; Law Practice Management Section Council meeting; Labor & Employment Section Council meeting; Criminal Justice Section Council meeting; Business Law Section Council meeting; Juvenile &Child Welfare Section Council Bench-Bar meeting; Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section open meeting

General Practice, Solo & Small-Firm Section Legal Chat Live program

Traps for the Unwary

Friday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m.-noon
NOTE: There is no on-site attendance for Legal Chats.

Even the most talented and diligent attorneys can be subject to a malpractice claim despite the fact that the action is without merit. Terry Welsh, president of the MBA Insurance Agency, will discuss why it is imperative that attorneys learn what areas of practice are impacted most by malpractice claims, the reasons these claims happen, and how to reduce the risk.

NOTE: The time of this Legal Chat has been changed and will now run from 11 a.m. to noon instead of noon to 1 p.m. Can't participate in the program at 11 a.m.? Watch the recorded version of the Legal Chat via MBA On Demand.

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Law Practice Management Section Council meeting

Monday, Dec. 20, 5:30-7 p.m.
Law Office of Andrea Goldman, 305 Walnut St., Newtonville

The next meeting of the Law Practice Management Section Council is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Law Office of Andrea Goldman in Newtonville. All section members are invited to attend.

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Labor & Employment Section Council meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 4:30-6 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The next meeting of the Labor & Employment Section Council is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 21 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. All section members are invited to attend.

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

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Criminal Justice Section Council meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 6-7:30 p.m.
Committee for Public Counsel Services, 340 Main St., Suite 725, Worcester

The next meeting of the Criminal Justice Section Council is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. All section members are invited to attend.

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

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Business Law Section Council meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 6-7:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The next meeting of the Business Law Section Council will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. All section members are invited to attend.

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

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Juvenile &Child Welfare Section Council Bench-Bar meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 12, 4-6 p.m.
Massachusetts School of Law, 500 Federal St., Andover

The MBA's Juvenile and Child Welfare Section Council is sponsoring this Bench-Bar Presentation at the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover. This meeting is free to all attorneys interested in the practice of Juvenile & Child Welfare law. The program will be moderated by Peter A. Hahn, chair, Juvenile and Child Welfare Section Council. Panelists include: Hon. Jay David Blitzman, first justice, Middlesex County Division, Juvenile Court; Hon. Sally F. Padden, first justice, Essex County Division, Juvenile Court; and James Morton, case manager, Juvenile Court Department.

This second presentation will focus on the Standing Order for Care and Protection Trials, implementation of new law for young adults (ages 18-22) in DCF custody, and the Youth Advocacy Department's expansion in Somerville, Lowel and Salem.

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Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section open meeting

What's Bullying? Emerging Trends in Civil And Criminal Law as to the Anti-Bullying Law

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 4-6 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section Council is sponsoring an open meeting for MBA members on Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the MBA, 20 West St., Boston, on the topic of bullying. What's Bullying? Emerging Trends in Civil And Criminal Law as to the Anti-Bullying Law is designed to educate lawyers on the recently passed anti-bullying legislation and how it will affect victims and potential clients, including individuals, schools and municipalities. Attendees will learn how individuals and others are affected.  Frank A. Smith III, Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section vice chair, will moderate the discussion. Guest speakers include: Hon. Bettina Borders, first justice, Bristol County Juvenile Court, Hon. Mary Dacey White, associate justice, Lynn District Court, attorney Richard Cole, attorney John Davis and Arline Isaacson, co-chairwoman of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Model bullying prevention and intervention plans;
  • Academic and non-academic activities and who is affected;
  • Practices and procedures for reporting and responding to bullying and retaliation; and
  • Role of the court and lawyer.

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