BBO lawyers answers Immigration Law questions
The Immigration Law Section Council hosted Anne S.J. Kaufman,
director of the Board of Bar Overseers' Attorney Client Assistance
Program since 1999, for an "Ask the Experts: Legal Ethics For
Immigration Practitioners" on Feb. 10.
The co-drafter of Chapter 209A, the Massachusetts abuse prevention
statute, Kaufman answered immigration attorneys' ethics questions
on joint representation cases, the use of IOLTA funds and other
Young Lawyers hosts career panel, networking
The MBA's Young Lawyers Division held a career panel and
networking event at the Boston University School of Law on Feb. 9.
The panel provided law students with advice about finding and
keeping a job in a challenging economy, transitioning from law
student to lawyer, and other practical career and job search
Juvenile & Child Welfare Section hosts bench-bar
The MBA's Juvenile & Child Welfare Section Council sponsored
its second bench-bar meeting at the Massachusetts School of Law in
Andover on Feb. 9. The discussion focused on the Standing Order for
Care and Protection Trials, implementation of new law for young
adults (ages 18-22) in DCF custody and the Youth Advocacy
Department expansion in Somerville, Lowell and Salem.
The council is holding bench-bar sessions throughout the
association year. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday,
March 9, in Brockton.
Individual Rights Section hosts "Bullying" forum
The Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section Council held
an open meeting Feb. 9 on the recently passed anti-bullying
legislation, how it will affect victims and potential clients, and
the roles of the courts and lawyers in such cases.
Bristol County Juvenile Court Associate Justice Lawrence Moniz
said using the anti-bullying statute can be a better first-line
defense "to the benefit of both the victim and the accused" than a
civil harassment or other more serious charge that would end up on
a child's record for life.