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Register for the MBA Annual Conference 2010

Register on or before Friday, Jan. 29 to receive $50 off a Full Conference Pass

Annual Conference 2010

Thursday, March 11 - Friday, March 12
Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Ave., Boston

"Achieving a Competitive Advantage in Changing Times" is the theme of the Massachusetts Bar Association's spring Annual Conference. MBA AC10 will take place on Thursday, March 11 and Friday, March 12 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston.

Annual Conference 2010 will feature two concurrent CLE tracks, the MBA Gala Dinner on Thursday, March 11 and the Access to Justice Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 12. CLE programming includes:

Thursday, March 11

  • Noon: Registration
  • 1-2:30 p.m.: President's Welcome and Plenary Session
    Social Media for Lawyers: How to Boost Your Practice and Avoid Pitfalls
  • 2:35-3:30 p.m.: CLE Breakout Sessions (Concurrent sessions)
    1. Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law
    2. Law Practice Management: Building Business in the Post-Crash Economy Part I
  • 3:35-4:30 p.m.: CLE Breakout Session (Concurrent sessions)
    1. Recent Developments in Real Estate Law    
    2. Law Practice Management: Building Business in the Post-Crash Economy Part II
  • 4:35-5:30 p.m.: CLE Breakout Sessions (Concurrent sessions)
    1. Recent Developments in Employment Law  
    2. Law Practice Management: Building Business in the Post-Crash Economy Part III
  • 5:30 p.m.: Cocktail Reception
  • 6:15 p.m.: Gala Dinner

Friday, March 12

  • 7:30 a.m.: Registration and breakfast
  • 8:30-9 a.m.: President's Welcome and Plenary Session
    Recent Developments in the Law Opening Remarks
    Significant Legislative Developments in Massachusetts
  • 9-9:50 a.m.: CLE Breakout Sessions (Concurrent sessions)
    1. Recent Developments in Juvenile Law
    2. Law Practice Management: Avoiding Lawyer Meltdown
  • 9:55-10:45 a.m.: CLE Breakout Sessions (Concurrent sessions)
    1. Recent Developments in Family Law
    2. Law Practice Management: Alternatives to the Billable Hour
  • 10:45-11:15 a.m.: Break featuring prize giveaways
  • 11:15-12:10 p.m.: CLE Breakout Sessions (Concurrent sessions)
    1. Recent Developments in Probate Law
    2. Law Practice Management: From Paper to Pixels: The Paper LESS Office Works, Paperless Doesn't
  • 12:15-2:15 p.m.: Access to Justice Awards Luncheon
  • 2:15-3:10 p.m.: CLE Breakout Sessions (Concurrent sessions)
    1. Recent Developments in Personal Injury & Insurance Law
    2. Law Practice Management: Improving Your Efficiency with $1,000
  • 3:15-4:10 p.m.: CLE Breakout Sessions (Concurrent sessions)
    Recent Developments in Criminal Law
    Law Practice Management: 60 Sites in 60 Minutes
  • 4:15- 5:15 p.m.: Plenary Session
    Building a Solid Foundation: Managing Law Practice Risk

Register on or before Friday, Jan. 29 and take $50 off a Full Conference Pass. Click here to register.

The Full Conference Pass grants access to Thursday and
Friday CLE programming and includes a ticket to both
the Access to Justice Awards Luncheon and Gala Dinner.

**Massachusetts lawyers who are MBA members can earn up to a 7.5 percent premium credit on Massachusetts professional liability insurance offered by CNA through the MBA Insurance Agency. You can earn a 5 percent premium credit by attending the Building a Solid Foundation: Managing Law Practice Risk session plus one other Recent Developments in the Law session. If more than one-third of your firm's attorneys attend, you can earn up to a 7.5 percent premium credit. This offer is valid for new and renewed lawyers' professional liability insurance policies with an effective date of Aug. 1, 2010 to July 31, 2011. This offer may not be combined with any other malpractice prevention/CLE premium credits.

Registration:
Click here to register for the MBA's 2010 conference online. For a printable PDF outlining sponsorship opportunities and table reservation information, click here. For additional information call (617) 338-0530.

The MBA has a limited room block available at the Westin. Click here to reserve a room. Room rates are $249 per night through Feb. 10, 2010.

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