Lawyers e-Journal

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010

Upcoming conferences

Ninth Annual Western Massachusetts Bankruptcy Conference, Nov. 16; Eighth Annual In-House Counsel Conference, Dec. 9

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Ninth Annual Western Massachusetts Bankruptcy Conference

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 4-7 p.m.
Western New England College School of Law, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield

As the economy continues to recover, the need for lawyers to understand bankruptcy law has never been greater. For the past nine years, this conference has been a staple for Massachusetts practitioners wishing to be updated on the most recent bankruptcy trends. This unique program blends both lawyer practitioners and judges to give participants viewpoints from multiple perspectives. This year's conference topics will include:

  1. Means Test Refresher and Trends - Speakers will discuss some of the difficult issues that practitioners must face when contending with the means test, including treatment of high income earners, and discuss the non-consumer means test exemption.
  2. Small Business Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Issues - Speakers will discuss issues and pitfalls representing small business debtors in bankruptcy. The panel will specifically examine issues that may arise for new Chapter 11 filers, including obtaining cash collateral authorization, dealing with the U.S. Trustee, and negotiating with secured creditors.

Throughout the program, ethical obligations of counsel will be discussed and reinforced, including due diligence requirements and ensuring full disclosure from the client. Whether you are currently engaged in practicing bankruptcy law or considering adding bankruptcy as a practice area, do not miss this opportunity to learn about the trends and issues facing bankruptcy practitioners.

Co-sponsors: Western New England College School of Law and the Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire county bar associations.

Conference Co-Chairs

Ninth Annual Western Mass. Bankrupcy Conference Cochairs

Click here to register and for a full list of faculty.

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Eighth Annual In-House Counsel Conference  Live program

Thursday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

**Sponsored by the Business Law Section**

The theme of this year's Eighth Annual In-House Counsel Conference is "Doing Business in the Electronic Age." The conference will focus on the special legal challenges, including privacy, confidentiality and IP preservation concerns, that confront in-house counsel as a result of new electronic communication methods and recordkeeping requirements. Panel discussions are planned on a variety of topics including special litigation issues; data management including management of privacy breaches and record retention; legal issues presented by the use of on-line social networks and cloud computing; and protection of trade secrets.

Among other topics, the conference will address:

  • The importance of company policies with respect to blogging and social media;
  • Data privacy protection issues that must be managed;
  • What should happen when there is a privacy breach;
  • Issues with regard to processing and management of data from the EU;
  • Challenges presented by e-discovery and other special litigation issues;
  • How to manage the protection of trade secrets in light of the use of social media and other tools for collaboration and development; and
  • Special legal risks presented by cloud computing.

Co-sponsor: New England Corporate Counsel Association (NECCA)

Eighth Annual In-House Counsel Conference

Click here to register and for a full list of faculty.

 

MBA On Demand in line
Unable to come to Boston? This program is available as a real-time Webcast. When registering, participants can choose to attend "virtually" from your home or office computer. If you choose to attend the program via real-time Webcast, space is limited. Registrants will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.


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