CLE Program

A View From the Bench Seminar & Reception


Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Massachusetts Bar Association
Conference Room 101
20 West St
Boston, MA, 02111

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This event is free.

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This free seminar and reception will present a panel of superior court judges discussing their practices and preferences on a variety of civil pretrial and trial issues. The seminar will be followed by a networking reception for all attendees and members of the judiciary.

Space is limited. To reserve a seat for the program please register in advance. To present questions in advance of the seminar for consideration by the moderator for inclusion in the program forward to Marc A. Dā€™Antonio at Specific topics will include:

  • Top five mistakes lawyers make;
  • What do jurors like;
  • What do judges dislike;
  • How do I settle this case;
  • Civility, not sanctions; and
  • Practice tips: Discovery/ Motion Practice/Trial.


John J. Morrissey, Esq., Moderator
Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropoulos LLP, Braintree
Hon. Kimberly S. Budd, Panelist
Supreme Judicial Court, Boston
Hon. Dennis J. Curran, Panelist
Massachusetts Superior Court, Boston
Hon. Kenneth V. Desmond, Jr., Panelist
Superior Court, Boston
Hon. Judith Fabricant, Panelist
Suffolk Superior Court, Boston
Hon. Mitchell H. Kaplan, Panelist
Suffolk Superior Court, Boston
Hon. Maynard M. Kirpalani, Panelist
Superior Court of Massachusetts, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Judicial Administration Section
Young Lawyers Division

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