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Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010
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Juvenile & Child Welfare open meeting; Municipal Tax & State Tax Practice Groups; Public Law Section Council open meeting

Juvenile & Child Welfare open meeting

Wednesday, March 10, 5:30-7 p.m.
Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Mass., 405 Main St., Worcester

The Juvenile & Child Welfare Section Council is hosting an open meeting and all section members are invited to attend. The guest speaker will be Valerie Lovelace Graham, regional director for Central Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. Graham will speak on a range of topics including permanency for aging out youth.

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Municipal Tax and State Tax Practice Groups

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.

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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.

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