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Section News: Upcoming meetings and special section events

Join in the May 14 Labor & Employment question & answer session with in-house employment counsel. R.S.V.P. for the May 14 Health Law and Family Law section council meetings. The Taxation Law Section Council and Young Lawyers Division Board meet on May 16. Save the date for the May 21 Individual Rights open meeting on human trafficking.

Question & Answer with In-House Employment Counsel

Tuesday, May 14, noon-1:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The next meeting of the Labor & Employment section is a "Question & Answer with In-House Employment Counsel" session on Tuesday, May 14 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Topics for discussion include outside vs. in-house counsel, HR/employment challenges for organizations, in-house decision-making authority and internal investigations protocols. All section members are invited to attend and bring their own lunch.

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

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Health Law Section Council meeting

Tuesday, May 14, 5:15-6:45 p.m.
Bullkley Richardson & Gelinas LLP, 1500 Main St., Springfield

The next meeting of the Health Law Section Council is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14 from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. The meeting will be held at Bullkley Richardson & Gelinas LLP in Springfield. All section members are invited to attend.

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

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Family Law Section Council meeting

Tuesday, May 14, 5:30-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The next meeting of the Family Law Section Council is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14 from 5:30 to 7p.m. All section members are invited to attend.

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

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Taxation Law Section Council meeting

Thursday, May 16, 5-6:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The next meeting of the Taxation Law Section Council is scheduled for Thursday, May 16 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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Young Lawyers Division Board meeting

Thursday, May 16, 6-7:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The next meeting of the Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors is scheduled for Thursday, May 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. All division members are invited to attend.

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

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Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section Council open meeting

Human trafficking -- who are the real victims?
Tuesday, May 21, 4-6 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

On Nov. 21, 2011, Gov. Deval L. Patrick signed H. 3808, "An Act Relative to the Commercial Exploitation of People" into law. The law went into effect Feb. 19, 2012.

As part of this anti-human trafficking law, the Legislature created the Human Trafficking Task Force to address all aspects of human trafficking through policy changes. The task force is charged with addressing Human Trafficking through service development, demand reduction, system change, public awareness and training. Other members of the task force include state and community agencies.

This program will focus on "demand" and will examine ways to curtail the demand side of trafficking including self-sustaining first offender diversion programs. The guest speaker is Michael Shively, Ph. D., senior associate/scientist at Abt Associates, who serves on the commonwealth's Human Trafficking Task Force Demand Reduction Subcommittee.

This program will address how a focus on demand reduction will change the application of law in Massachusetts.

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

 

 

 

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