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Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010
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MBA section news

Law Practice Management Section Council open meeting; Labor & Employment Section Luncheon Roundtable; Intellectual Property Practice Group; Juvenile & Child Welfare Section Council open meeting; Municipal Law Practice Group meeting; General Practice, Solo & Small-Firm Section Council open meeting; Public Law Section Council open meeting

Law Practice Management Section Council
open meeting

Friday, Feb. 5, noon-1:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Presented by Jared Correia, LOMAP, and Bob Berman, Boston Technology Advisors Inc., this open meeting will provide essential information to practitioners regarding compliance with the new statutes and code provisions which are in effect as of March 1, 2010.

To register, click here.

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Labor & Employment Section
Luncheon Roundtable

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 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 by some 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 legislators - Rep. Lori Ehrlich D-8th Essex and Rep. Will Brownsberger D-24th Middlesex - have proposed sweeping legislation that would significantly restrict the enforceability of noncompetition agreements under Massachusetts law. Join these legislators as well as moderator Andrea C. Kramer, Esq. of Hirsch, Roberts & Weinstein LLP in Boston and Russell Beck, Esq. of Foley Lardner LLP in Boston, the principal drafter of the legislation, in a discussion about the proposed legislation.

To register, click here.

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Intellectual Property Practice Group

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 5:30-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The Business Law Section's Intellectual Property Practice Group will hold their next meeting on Feb. 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the MBA, 20 West St., Boston. The focus of this meeting will be recent developments in patent law. We will be discussing recent Federal circuit decisions on marking, declaratory judgment jurisdiction, and transfer of venue.

To register, click here.

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Juvenile & Child Welfare Section Council
open meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 5:30-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The Juvenile & Child Welfare Section Council will host an open meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m at the MBA, 20 West St., Boston. The guest speaker will be Dr. Robert Kincherff, director of Clinical Services, Easter Seals of New Hampshire, will speak about his recent trip to Nepal and it's Legal Aid and Consultancy Center, which focuses on women and juvenile legal issues. Kristen Noto Palmieri from the Middlesex District Attorney's Office will also join us to talk about the Juvenile "Diversion Program" in Middlesex County.

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

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Municipal Law Practice Group meeting

Thursday, March 4, 5-6:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The Municipal Tax Practice Group and State Tax Practice Group are sponsoring a joint open meeting featuring guest speaker Thomas W. Hammond Jr., chairman of The Appellate Tax Board. Please save this date - more information regarding this meeting will be announced in the future.

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

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General Practice, Solo & Small-Firm Section Council
open meeting

Monday, Feb. 22, 5:30-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Have you seen a decline in referrals and business due to the recession? Have you been looking for a way to take your marketing to the next level? Join the General Practice, Solo & Small-Firm section along with the Law Practice Management section in an open meeting where Gabriel Cheong, Infinity Law Group LLC, will discuss ways to market online and in print effectively. He will also touch upon how to hire a good marketing consultant and not be taken for a ride.

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

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Public Law Section Council
open meeting

Tuesday, March 9, 5:30-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Senate Counsel Alice Moore and Administration and Finance Counsel David Sullivan will discuss the legislative process and how public attorneys can effectively interact with counsel at the state house. Attorneys Moore and Sullivan will review the "mysteries" of the legislative and executive branches as to how a bill advances on the hill, from filing to committee assignment, committee hearings, votes by the two branches of the legislature, reconciliation, final passage and approval by the governor. They will give pointers on pitfalls to avoid when drafting legislation, effective presentations to legislative committees, and how to assist your clients in the legislative process. They will also review the procedures and pitfalls for requesting special legislation for cities and towns, and discuss policies and executive orders that affect special legislation.

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