Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, May. 12, 2011
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Section News: Upcoming meetings and special section events

Join in the May 17 Labor & Employment and Criminal Justice meetings. Labor & Employment will host a May 23 open forum with EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien and a May 24 open meeting on legislative initiatives. Attend the May 23 Business Law meeting. LAR training, Probate Law, Judicial Administration are scheduled for May 25. Participate in Civil Litigation and Public Law meetings on June 1 and a Public Law on June 2. Save the date: Immigration Law meeting and social on June 9.

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Labor & Employment Section Council meeting

Tuesday, May 17, 4:30-6 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

TThe next meeting of the Labor & Employment Section Council is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17 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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Criminal Justice Section Council meeting

Tuesday, May 17, 5:30-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


The next meeting of the Criminal Justice Section Council is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17 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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Labor & Employment open forum

Afternoon with EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien
Monday, May 23, 2-4 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


Join the Labor & Employment Section at an open forum on Monday, May 23 from 2 to 4 p.m., to meet and hear from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Jacqueline A. Berrien.  

Members of the EEOC's Boston-area office and New York district office, which have jurisdiction over enforcement of federal anti-discrimination laws in Massachusetts and New England, will also be in attendance, along with Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination commissioners and other members from various New England Fair Employment Practice Agencies.

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

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Labor & Employment open meeting

Legislative initiatives impacting Massachusetts employers and employees
Tuesday, May 24, noon-2 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Join the Labor & Employment Section as they host a panel discussion on legislative initiatives which could significantly impact Massachusetts employers and employees, as well as the practice of employment law. The prestigious panel will be comprised of representatives William N. Brownsberger (D-Belmont), Lori A. Ehrlich (D-Marblehead) and Martin J. Walsh (D- Dorchester). The panelists will discuss, among other legislative initiatives, the following specific proposed bills:

  • House Bill 1409 which would amend the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act (sponsored by Rep. Walsh);
  • House Bill 1411 which would amend the Massachusetts Wage Act (by making treble damages mandatory only upon willful violation) (sponsored by Representative Walz);
  • House Bill 2293 which would regulate the use of non-competition/non-solicitation agreements (sponsored by Representatives Brownsberger and Ehrlich);
  • House Bill 1398 which would require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees (sponsored by Representative Khan).

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

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Business Law Section Council meeting

Tuesday, May 24, 6-7:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


The next meeting of the Business Law Section Council is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. All section members are invited to attend.

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

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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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Probate Law Section Council meeting

Wednesday, May 25, 5-6:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


The next meeting of the Probate Law Section Council is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25 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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Judicial Administration Section Council meeting

Wednesday, May 25, 4:30-6 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


The next meeting of the Judicial Administration Section Council is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25 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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Municipal Tax Practice Group meeting

Wednesday, June 1, 5-6:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


The next meeting of the Municipal Tax Practice Group meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All Taxation Law section members are invited to attend.

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

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Civil Litigation Section Council meeting

Wednesday, June 1, 4:30-6 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


The next meeting of the Civil Litigation Section Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1 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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Public Law Section Council meeting

Thursday, June 2 5:30-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


The next meeting of the Public Law Section Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 2 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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Immigration Law Section meeting and social

Thursday, June 9, 5:15-6:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston


All Immigration Law section members are invited to join the Immigration Law Section Council for its last meeting of the 2010-2011 association year on Thursday, June 9 from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m., hosted by IRR Section Chair Marisa DeFranco and Vice Chair Gerald Rovner. We'd like to hear your thoughts and suggestions as we review the past year and look to the new one. Practice questions are also welcome.

We'll end with an informal social across the street at Max and Dylan's beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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

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