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Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010
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Section News: Upcoming meetings and special section events

Employment Law Practice Group open meeting; Health Law Section Council meeting; Access to Justice Section Council meeting; Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section Council meeting; Legal Chat: What Title Examiners and Conveyancers Need to Know; Taxation Law Section Council meeting; Juvenile & Child Welfare Section Council open meeting

 

Employment Law Practice Group open meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 9, noon-2 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Join the MBA's Labor & Employment Section at an Employment Law open meeting to welcome, meet and hear from the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination guest speakers including newly-appointed Commissioner Jamie Williamson and Chairman Julian Tynes.

Williamson and Tynes will also be joined by Commissioner Sunila Thomas George. The discussion will revolve around the ongoing work of the MCAD and answer questions about practicing before the commission.

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Health Law Section Council meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 5-6:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The next meeting of the Health Law Section Council will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the MBA, 20 West St., Boston. 

The guest speaker will be Reni Gertner, editor of the Massachusetts Medical Law Report. Gertner graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Biomedical Ethics and became an associate editor of Lawyers USA (formerly Lawyers Weekly USA) in 1997. In January 2005, she obtained a Master's Degree in public health from Boston University, where she studied epidemiology, health services and health law. In May 2005, she was chosen as a member of Delta Omega, the public health honor society. She became editor of Massachusetts Medical Law Report in September 2005, and news editor of Lawyers USA in January 2008.

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Access to Justice Section Council meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 9,  6-7:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The next meeting of the Access to Justice Section Council is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov., 9th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. All section members are invited to attend.

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Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section Council meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 4-5:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


The next meeting of the Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section Council is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. All section members are invited to attend.

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Legal Chat: What Title Examiners and Conveyancers Need to Know Live program

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 4-5 p.m.
NOTE: There is no on-site attendance available for Legal Chats.

It seems that trial courts are setting aside mortgage foreclosures and voiding mortgages with increasing frequency and for various reasons. With no guidance yet from the appellate courts, title examiners are at a loss as to how to evaluate foreclosure titles and identify what of the many mistakes made by mortgage lenders are potentially fatal to those titles.

Join Ward P. Graham, Esq. of WFG National Title Insurance Company and Gary W. Cruickshank, Esq. for an analysis of recent cases and a frank discussion of how to deal with the challenges posed by these decisions when evaluating titles coming out of foreclosures.

Faculty:

Joe Boynton, Esq.
Joe Boynton, Attorney at Law, Worcester

Ward B. Graham, Esq.
WFG National Title Insurance Company, Lynnfield

Gary W. Cruickshank, Esq.
Gary W. Cruickshank, Attorney at Law, Boston

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Taxation Law Section Council meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 5-6:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


The next meeting of the Taxation Law Section Council is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All section members are invited to attend.

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Juvenile & Child Welfare Section Council open meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 4-6 p.m.
Hampshire County Courthouse, 116 Russell St., Hadley

This meeting is free to all attorneys interested in the practice of Juvenile & Child Welfare. The topics under discussion will include:

  • Standing Order for care and protection trials;
  • Proposal for dedicated C&P session in Hadley;
  • Permanency hearings for children aging out;
  • Juvenile competency after Abbott A.;
  • School-based delinquency offenses; and
  • Additional timely issues that the bar and bench would like to address.

The panel includes:

Martha Rush O'Mara, moderator
Law Office of Martha Rush O'Mara, Melrose

The Hon. Charles S. Belsky, associate justice
Hampden County Juvenile Court

The Hon. James G. Collins, circuit justice
Hampden County Juvenile Court

The Hon. Daniel J. Swords, first justice
Berkshire and Hampden County Juvenile Court

James Morton, case manager
Juvenile Court Department

Christopher D. Reavey, clerk-magistrate,
Hampshire County Juvenile Court Department

 

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