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Casemaker Training

Casemaker has had many new features added, including: CaseCheck, an enhanced case law search results function, database availability for all 50 states, nationwide collections of combined Supreme Court and ethics opinions and more. This training session will be held in a computer lab setting that will provide the participants with the use of a computer and online access to Casemaker.
Because space at Casemaker trainings is limited, online enrollment is not available. To register for a training session, call Member Services at (617) 338-0530 or toll-free at (877) 676-6500.

Training sessions are available on the following dates:

Thursday, Aug. 9

4–5:15 p.m.

Course #: CASEV07

Elms College, Chicopee

Tuesday, Aug. 14

4–5:15 p.m.

Course #: CASEW07

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester

Tuesday, Aug. 21

4:30–5:45 p.m.

Course #: CASEX07

Elms College, Chicopee

Wednesday, Aug. 22

10–11:15 a.m.

Course #: CASEY07

Massachusetts School of Law, Andover

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 24

Elder Law Basics

4–7 p.m.

Course #: PLH07

Suffolk University Law School, Boston

This program will provide an introduction to the basics of long-term care and estate planning strategies for the growing group of clients who are 65 and older. Participants will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply techniques and strategies for dealing with this age group in daily practice.
Faculty: Eric R. Oalican, Esq., program chair, Cohen & Oalican LLP, Boston; Judith R. Mendel, Esq., Mendel & Associates, Waltham; Emily B. Saltz, LICSW, director, Elder Resources, Newton.

Wednesday, July 25

Trial Practice Luncheon Roundtable Series: Pretrial Preparation and Jury Issues

Noon–2 p.m.

Course #: CLZ07

Suffolk University Law School, Boston

Join us for the first of three exciting new luncheon roundtables that will break down the various components of a trial and help attendees develop and enhance their skills as trial attorneys. Our expert panel, comprising top litigators in their respective fields with a wide variety of experience in trying cases, will share practical tips on effective advocacy and proper preparation.

Faculty: Jeffrey N. Catalano, Esq., program chair, Todd & Weld LLP, Boston; Hon. Andrew M. D’Angelo, associate justice, Stoughton District Court; Alice B. Braunstein, Esq., Duane Morris LLP, Boston; Terrance J. Hamilton, Esq., Casner & Edwards LLP, Boston.

Thursday, July 26

District Court Survival Guide: Criminal Practice

4–6 p.m.

Course #: CLU07

John Adams Courthouse, Boston

This seminar is designed to educate practitioners on the fundamentals of criminal litigation in the district courts of Massachusetts. Topics will include arraignment, bail, trial and 209A practice.

Faculty: Amy Cashore Mariani, Esq., program chair, Fitzhugh, Parker & Alvaro LLP, Boston; Hon. Robert A. Cornetta, presiding justice, Salem District Court; Matthew T. Duffy III, Esq., Law Office of Matthew T. Duffy, Everett; Martin F. Kane II, Esq., McGrath & Kane, Boston; Raymond Sayeg Jr., Esq., Denner Pellegrino LLP, Boston.

Tuesday, July 31

How to Handle a Will Contest

4–7 p.m.

Course #: PLI07

Suffolk University Law School, Boston

This informative seminar will provide an overview of the litigation strategies and practices used to challenge and defend a will from both plaintiff and defendant perspectives. Our expert panel will also provide practice tips to help attorneys minimize the risks of facing a will contest in the future.
Faculty: Brian D. Bixby, Esq., program chair; Burns & Levinson LLP, Boston; Hon. Nancy M. Gould; Suffolk Probate and Family Court, Boston.

Thursday, Aug. 2

Basics of Developing an Estate Plan

4–7 p.m.

Course #: PLJ07

Boston School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

Estate planning can provide the foundation for a rewarding law practice. To ensure that you are providing the best estate planning service to your clients, attend this seminar to learn practical pointers for developing an estate plan from beginning to end. Participants will also gain knowledge of issues concerning estate tax, planning for long-term care (Medicaid) and providing for minors. Learn from our experts in the field of estate planning.

Faculty: Judith R. Mendel, Esq., program chair, Mendel & Associates, Waltham; Robert A. Gorfinkle, Esq., Law Office of Robert A. Gorfinkle, Braintree.

Thursday, Aug. 9

Handling Depositions With Confidence

2–5 p.m.

Course #: CLU07

Boston School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

This seminar is a unique opportunity for attorneys with little or no experience in taking depositions to learn how to handle specific issues that may arise when preparing for, taking or defending a deposition. The program will cover topics ranging from understanding the "usual stipulations" to ethical issues that arise during a deposition.

Faculty: Grace V. Bacon Garcia, Esq., program chair, Morrison Mahoney LLP, Boston; Philip M. Hirshberg, Esq., Morrison Mahoney LLP, Boston; Kelley A. Jordan-Price, Esq., Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, Boston.

Tuesday, Aug. 14

Fundamentals of Civil Motion Practice

5–7 p.m.

Course #: CLV07

Boston School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

Nearly every civil case will involve some aspect of motion practice. This seminar will address the procedural and substantive requirements of effective motion practice in both the state and federal courts, including procedural requirements for filing and drafting motions, advice on drafting motions and a discussion of the substantive aspects of common civil motions.

Faculty: Philip M. Hirshberg, Esq., program chair and moderator, Morrison Mahoney LLP, Boston; Alice A. Kokodis, Esq., Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge LLP, Boston; Bruce Medoff, Esq., Smith & Brink PC, Quincy; Gareth W. Notis, Esq., Morrison Mahoney LLP, Boston.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Trial Practice Luncheon Roundtable Series: Trial Issues

Noon–2 p.m.

Course #: YLI07

Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

In part two of the trial practice series, our panelists will lead a discussion on specific aspects of the actual trial. Attendees will learn real-life courtroom skills and specific strategies for implementing those skills in their practice.

Faculty: Jeffrey N. Catalano, Esq., program chair, Todd & Weld LLP, Boston; Hon. Andrew M. D’Angelo, associate justice, Stoughton District Court; Alice B. Braunstein, Esq., Duane Morris LLP, Boston; Terrance J. Hamilton, Esq., Casner & Edwards LLP, Boston.

Thursday, Aug. 16

District Court Survival Guide: Civil Practice

4–6 p.m.

Course #: CLW07

Boston School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

This seminar is designed to educate practitioners on the fundamentals of civil litigation in the district courts of Massachusetts. Panelists will discuss preparing cases for trial, motion practice and trials and appeals.

Faculty: Amy Cashore Mariani, Esq., program chair, Fitzhugh, Parker & Alvaro LLP, Boston; Hon. Robert A. Cornetta, presiding justice, Salem District Court; Kathleen M. Guilfoyle, Esq., Campbell, Campbell, Edwards & Conroy PC, Boston; Ann O’Malley, Esq., O’Malley & Harvey, Boston.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

Streetwise: A Beginner’s Guide to Handling Motor Vehicle Accidents

4–7 p.m.

Course #: CLY07

Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

Trying or resolving a motor vehicle case requires an understanding of the latest developments in automobile tort law, in addition to effective trial techniques. This classic program will steer you in the right direction by providing the most practical and up-to-date information available on auto law and trial techniques in Massachusetts, with a balance between plaintiff and defense perspectives.

Faculty: Michael R. O’Malley, Esq., program chair, Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, Hyannis; William J. Doyle Jr., Esq., Leavis & Rest PC, Boston; Debra Hopkins, Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., Weston; Beth R. Levenson, Esq., Law Offices of Beth R. Levenson, Mansfield; John C. Manoog III, Esq., Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, Hyannis; Brian J. Mone, Esq., Commonwealth Mediation and Conciliation Inc., Brockton; Susan E. Sullivan, Esq., Lynch & Lynch, South Easton.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

Preparing to File a Lawsuit

4–7 p.m.

Course #: YLH07

Boston University School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

You are a new lawyer, or a lawyer who does not ordinarily handle litigation matters, and you are asked to file a malpractice,

personal injury, commercial or other civil action. Where do you begin? Join us for this practical seminar that will cover the mechanics of preparing to file a lawsuit from start to finish. Our experienced faculty will begin by conducting mock client interviews and then discuss the legal, ethical and client issues raised during the interviews, as well as other issues associated with lawsuit preparation.
Faculty: David W. White Jr., Esq., program chair, Breakstone, White & Gluck PC, Boston; Alice B. Braunstein, Esq., Duane Morris LLP, Boston; Jeffrey N. Catalano, Esq., Todd & Weld LLP, Boston; Denise I. Murphy, Esq., Rubin & Rudman LLP, Boston.

Thursday, Sept. 6

Trial Practice Luncheon Roundtable Series: Post-trial Issues

Noon–2 p.m.

Course #: CLA08

MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Part three of our trial practice series will conclude with a discussion of all post-trial issues. Practitioners will walk away with the skills and strategies necessary to give them the competitive edge in the courtroom. Specific topics will include post-trial motions and appeals.

Faculty: Jeffrey N. Catalano, Esq., program chair, Todd & Weld LLP, Boston; Hon. Andrew M. D’Angelo, associate justice, Stoughton District Court; Alice B. Braunstein, Esq., Duane Morris LLP, Boston; Terrance J. Hamilton, Esq., Casner & Edwards LLP, Boston.

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