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MBA Calendar of Events

*Unless otherwise indicated, call
(617) 338-0530 or toll free at
(877) 676-6500 for more information
or to register for the following programs.

Tuesday, Dec. 11
Fifth Annual In-House
Counsel Conference
Course #: BLD08
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Newton Marriott, 2345 Commonwealth Ave., Newton
The theme of this year’s annual conference relates to the fundamentals of in-house counsel practice. This conference will address a variety of matters that arise on a day-to-day basis for in-house coun- sel, including litigation, risk management and intellectual property management.
Faculty: Robert J. Kerwin, Esq., program co-chair, Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers PC, Boston; David A. Parke, Esq., pro- gram co-chair, Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas LLP, Springfield; Peter D. McDermott, Esq., Banner & Witcoff Ltd., Boston; Richard P. Owens, Esq., Verizon Telecom, Boston. *Additional faculty to be announced.

Thursday, Jan. 10
Evidence for the Civil Litigator
Course #: CLE08
4 – 7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston
This seminar is designed to provide practitioners with a survey of how to deal effectively with the myriad of commonly recurring evidentiary problems.
The course will focus on how to introduce and block the admission of proffered evidentiary material. Discussion topics include common law and statutory privileges and criminal evidentiary issues relating to the new Crawford decision.
Faculty: Thomas A. Kenefick III, Esq., program chair, Law Offices of Thomas A. Kenefick III PC, Springfield. *Additional faculty to be announced.

Wednesday, Jan. 16
House of Delegates Meeting
12:30 – 4 p.m.
Sheraton, One Monarch Place, Springfield
The House of Delegates holds its third meeting of the 2007-08 association year. For more information, e-mail [e-mail glandford] or call (617) 338-0694.

Wednesday, Jan. 23
From Yannas to Abbot: All You Need to Know to Prepare Your Removal Case
Luncheon Roundtable (lunch provided)
Course #: FLI08
Introductory level
1 – 2 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston
Featuring a summary of the leading removal cases in the commonwealth to have all of the leading cases at your fingertips. Removal or relocation cases are more often difficult for family law practitioners due to the conflicting and competing interests to be balanced in each case. The case law is very fact-specific and the Yannas test continues to evolve through the line of cases to be discussed.
Faculty: Denise Squillante, Esq., program chair, Law Office of Denise Squillante, Fall River.

Thursday, Jan. 24
Electronic Discovery: New Rules of Practice and Emerging Issues — What Litigators Should Know
Course #: CLG08
Introductory level
4 – 7 p.m.
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, Springfield
Covering the practical, legal, procedural and evidentiary issues relating to electronic discovery and document management. Program discussion will cover such topics as the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the implications for litigators and establishing electronic discovery protocols.
Faculty: Katherine A. Robertson, Esq., program chair and moderator, Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas LLP, Springfield; Hon. Kenneth P. Neiman, U.S. District Court, Springfield; John E. Garber, Esq., Weinberg & Garber PC, Northampton; Kenneth Nourse, Esq., Kroll Ontrack, Boston; Steven J. O’Neil, Esq., Bowditch & Dewey LLP, Worcester.

Massachusetts Bar Foundation Annual Meeting
5 – 7:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston
Join us at the MBF’s Annual Meeting featuring Great Friend of Justice and keynote speaker Roderick L. Ireland, Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Thursday, Jan. 31
Caregiver Discrimination in
the Workplace
Luncheon Roundtable (lunch provided)
Course #: LED08
Intermediate level
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
MBA, 73 State St., Springfield
Although state and federal laws do not specifically prohibit discrimination against caregivers, there are circumstances in which discrimination against employees with caregiving responsibilities could constitute unlawful treatment, a violation of the ADA, SNLA, Title VII, Chapter 151B and/or other laws. This program is designed to illustrate the issues that may arise as traditional caregiving roles have evolved and employers and employees attempt to balance work and family responsibilities.
Faculty: Marylou Fabbo, Esq., program chair, Skoler, Abbott & Presser PC, Springfield; Amy B. Royal, Esq., Skoler, Abbott & Presser PC, Springfield; Tani E. Sapirstein, Esq., Sapirstein & Sapirstein PC, Springfield; Anne-Marie Szmyt, MS, M.Ed., CAGS, Baystate Health Systems, Springfield.

Tuesday, Feb. 5
How to Probate an Estate: Part I
Course #: PLB08
Introductory level
4 – 7:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston
Settling an estate is an essential element of a probate practice. These companion courses (see Feb. 12) will help you to build your practice on a solid foundation. Discussion will focus on the nuts and bolts of estate administration and include information about advising and guiding your clients and processing the estate in probate court.
*Attendance at both sessions is encouraged, but not required. Discounted rates for attending both Part I and II.
Faculty: Peter E. Bernardin, Esq., program co-chair, The Plunkett Law Firm PC, Salem; Carol D. Kimball, Esq., program co-chair, Carol D. Kimball, Attorney at Law, Dedham.*Additional faculty to be announced.

Tuesday, Feb. 12
How to Probate an Estate, Part II
Course #: PLC08
Introductory level
4 – 7:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston
Settling an estate is an essential element of a probate practice. These companion courses (see Feb. 5) will help you to build your practice on a solid foundation. Our panelists will focus on the nuts and bolts of the taxation of estates, including collecting the information you need to decide whether the estate is subject to estate or income tax.
*Attendance at both sessions is encouraged, but not required. Discounted rates for attending both Part I and II.
Faculty: Peter E. Bernardin, Esq., program co-chair, The Plunkett Law Firm PC, Salem; Carol D. Kimball, Esq., program co-chair, Carol D. Kimball, Attorney at Law, Dedham.*Additional faculty to be announced.

Thursday, March 6
House of Delegates Meeting
Noon – 4:30 p.m.
UMass Boston Campus Center, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston
The House of Delegates assembles for its fourth meeting of the 2007–08 association year. For more information, e-mail [e-mail glandford] or call (617) 338-0694.

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