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MBA Calendar of Events

Tuesday, Jan. 15
Symposia on Domestic Relations Practice: Overview of Family Law
4–6 p.m.
Course #: FLC08
Introductory level
MBA, 20 West St., Boston
The first component of a six-month symposia focusing on domestic relations practice, discussion topics include complaints, answers and counterclaims, mandatory discovery, financial statements, temporary orders and time standards.
Faculty: Paul M. Kane, Esq., McGrath & Kane, Boston; Hon. Edward M. Ginsburg (ret.), Senior Partners for Justice, Boston.

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

Wednesday, Jan. 23
From Yannas to Abbot: All You Need to Know to Prepare Your Removal Case
Luncheon Roundtable (lunch provided)
1–2 p.m.
Course #: FLI08
Introductory level
MBA, 20 West St., Boston
This program will feature a summary of the leading removal cases in the commonwealth so you can 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
4–7 p.m.
Course #: CLG08
Introductory level
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, Springfield
This program will cover 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 estab-lishing 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
Social Law Library in the John Adams Courthouse
Join in the Massachusetts Bar Foundation’s Annual Meeting. Great Friend of Justice Roderick L. Ireland, associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, will deliver the keynote speech.

Thursday, Jan. 31
Caregiver Discrimination in the Workplace
Luncheon Roundtable (lunch provided)
Noon–1:30 p.m.
Course #: LED08
Intermediate level
MBA Western Mass. office, 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 will illustrate the issues that may arise.
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
4–7:30 p.m.
Course #: PLB08
Introductory level
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 on Feb. 12.
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.

Employment Law for Lawyers
4–7 p.m.
Course #: LEF08
Introductory level
Western New England College School of Law, Springfield
You are a sole practitioner or a partner in a small firm. You may be well-versed in the aspects of law that comprise your practice, but how much do you know about the laws and regulations affecting you and your clients as employers?
Faculty: Marylou V. Fabbo, Esq., program chair, Skoler, Abbott & Presser PC, Springfield; Kimberly Klimczuk, Esq., Skoler, Abbott & Presser PC, Springfield. *Additional faculty to be announced.

Tuesday, Feb. 12
How to Probate an Estate: Part II
4–7:30 p.m.
Course #: PLC08
Introductory level
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 on Feb 5 and Part 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.

Symposia on Domestic Relations Practice: Discovery
4–6 p.m.
Course #: FLD08
MBA, 20 West St., Boston
The second component of a six-month symposia focusing on domestic relations practice, discussion topics include interrogatories, records, requests for admission and depositions.
Faculty: Paul M. Kane, Esq., McGrath & Kane, Boston; Hon. Edward M. Ginsburg (ret.), Senior Partners for Justice, Boston.

Monday, Feb. 25
Tales and Tips of Effective Marketing
Luncheon Roundtable (lunch provided)
1–2:30 p.m.
Course #: LPB08
Introductory level
MBA Western Mass. office, 73 State St., Springfield
Faculty: Rodney S. Dowell, Esq., program chair, director, Law Office Management Assistance Program, Boston; Channing Migner, Esq., Law Office of Channing Migner, Worcester; Sally C. Stratman, executive director, Rubin and Rudman LLP, Boston.

Thursday, March 6
Access to Justice Awards Luncheon and House of Delegates Meeting
Noon–4:30 p.m.
UMass Boston Campus Center, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston
The MBA will present its five Access to Justice Awards at the MBA’s Access to Justice Awards Luncheon at noon. Following the luncheon, the House of Delegates will assemble for its fourth meet-ing of the 2007-08 association year. For more information, contact Gwen Landford at [e-mail glandford] or (617) 338-0694.
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