The first annual Probate Law Conference was held Friday, Nov.
15, at Lombardo's in Randolph. The one-day, inaugural conference
included more than 200 attorneys, judges, CPAs and other legal
Registrants were offered the choice of four different tracks and
were able to choose from four concurrent programs within those
tracks. Topics ranged from basic estate planning to trust
administration, ethics and the MUPC. Probate and Family Court Chief
Justice Angela M. Ordoñez gave the luncheon keynote address.
Attendees credited the programs' experienced and informative
speakers for making the conference a "fantastic" event, and said
they appreciated the MBA's continuing role as a "legal education
resource for the bar."
Conference co-chairs John G. Dugan of Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan
& Cannon PC, and Janice Nigro of Nigro, Pettepit & Lucas
LLP said in a statement: "We were delighted that more than 200
attorneys from all across Massachusetts attended the all-day
conference. This was a reflection of the high caliber of the
panelists and the relevancy of the topics in our daily practices.
We respect and thank all who attended, for their interest in
updating their knowledge and striving for excellence in our
profession. Look for an even better conference next year."