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Thursday, May. 16, 2013
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Section News: Upcoming meetings and special section events

Join in the May 21 Individual Rights & Responsibilities open meeting on human trafficking. R.S.V.P. for the May 21 Judicial Administration, Labor & Employment, Criminal Justice, Real Estate Law and The Sole Practitioner & Small Firm section council meetings. The Probate Law Section Council meets on May 22.

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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Judicial Administration Section Council meeting

Conference call ONLY
Tuesday, May 21, 4:30-6 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The next meeting of the Judicial Administration Section Council is conference call ONLY and scheduled for Tuesday, May 21 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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Labor & Employment Section Council meeting

Tuesday, May 21, 4:30-6 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The next meeting of the Labor & Employment Section Council is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21 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 21, 5:30-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The next meeting of the Criminal Justice Section Council is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21 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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Real Estate Law Section Council meeting

Tuesday, May 21, 5:30-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The next meeting of the Real Estate Law Section Council is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21 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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The Sole Practitioner & Small Firm Section Council meeting

Tuesday, May 21, 5:30-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The next meeting of The Sole Practitioner & Small Firm Section Council is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21 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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Probate Law Section Council meeting

Wednesday, May 22, 5:15-6:45 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The next meeting of the Probate Law Section Council is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22 from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. All section members are invited to attend.

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

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