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Thursday, May. 5, 2011
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Section News: Upcoming meetings and special section events

Join in the May 9 Juvenile & Child Welfare Bench-Bar open meeting. Attend the May 10 Family Law, General Practice, Solo & Small-Firm and Health Law Section meetings. Individual Rights and Taxation Law meet May 11. Save the Date: Limited Assistance Representation training session, May 25.

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Juvenile & Child Welfare Bench-Bar open meeting

Monday, May 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Worcester Courthouse, 50 Harvard St., Worcester

The MBA's Juvenile & Child Welfare Section Council is sponsoring this open bench-bar presentation at the Worcester Courthouse, 50 Harvard St., Worcester. This meeting is free to all attorneys interested in the practice of Juvenile & Child Welfare Law.

Panelists include: Hon. Carol A. Erskine, first justice, Worcester Juvenile Court; Crispin Birnbaum, Esq., general counsel, DYS; and Brendan P. Murray, Esq., Department of Social Services. Peter A. Hahn, chair of the MBA's Juvenile & Child Welfare Law Section Council will serve as moderator.

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

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Family Law Section Council meeting

Tuesday, May 10, 5:30-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


The next meeting of the Family Law Section Council is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All section members are invited to attend.

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

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General Practice, Solo & Small-Firm Section Council meeting

Tuesday, May 10, 5:30-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


The next meeting of the General Practice, Solo & Small-Firm Section Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. All section members are invited to attend.

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

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Health Law Section Council meeting

Tuesday, May 10, 5-6:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


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

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

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Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section Council meeting

Wednesday, May 11, 4:30-6 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


The next meeting of the Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section Council is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. All section members are invited to attend.

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

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Taxation Law Section Council meeting

Wednesday, May 11, 5-6:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


The next meeting of the Taxation Law Section Council is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All section members are invited to attend.

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

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SAVE THE DATE: Limited Assistance Representation training session

Wednesday, May 25, 4-7 p.m.
Barnstable Probate and Family Court, 3195 Main St., Barnstable

The MBA's General Practice, Solo & Small-Firm and Access to Justice Sections are co-sponsoring a series of open meetings on Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) around the commonwealth. The next in this series will be held at the Barnstable Probate and Family Courthouse on Wednesday, May 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. Hon. Edward Ginsburg (ret.), Stephen M. McGonigle, Esq. of the Law Office of Stephen M. McGonigle, Robert A. Brown Esq. of Brown & Barbosa PC and Ilene Mitchell Esq., Probate and Family Court Administrative Office will discuss the following issues:

  • What is LAR;
  • How LAR can benefit both the legal profession and clients with limited means;
  • How to qualify for LAR; and
  • What forms and agreements you will need to streamline your LAR practice.

Upon completion of this training session, attorneys will be certified to use Limited Assistance Representation in all divisions of the Probate and Family Court.

To R.S.V.P., click here. Space is limited.

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