CLE Program

Fourth Annual Probate Law Conference


Date: Friday, November 18, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Four Points Sheraton
1125 Boston Providence Turnpike
Norwood, MA, 02062

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MBA Law Student : $85.00
MBA Paralegals : $85.00
MBA New Admittee : $85.00
MBA Member : $85.00
Non-member : $190.00

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Join fellow probate judges and practitioners for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Fourth Annual Probate Law Conference.

The conference will feature a keynote address by the Hon. Angela M. Ordoñez, chief justice of the Probate and Family Court.

The conference will feature timely updates to probate practices and procedures, including:

  • The new MUPC court forms
  • E-filing at the probate court
  • MassHealth law
  • Best practices
  • And more

In addition, we will feature tracks on:

  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Protective proceedings

  Click here to view the full conference schedule.

"The only probate conference you'll ever need. "

NOTE: Registration opens at 8 a.m. Programming sessions begin promptly at 9 a.m. (No walk-ins will be accepted.)

Please email with any questions about the conference.

Additional faculty and to be announced.

*Suffolk PDR - This MBA program is certified as an official Suffolk University Law School Professional Development CLE


John G. Dugan, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Doherty, Dugan, Cannon, Raymond & Weil PC, Franklin
Janice C. Nigro, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Nigro, Pettepit & Lucas LLP, Newburyport
Chief Justice Angela M. Ordoñez, Keynote Speaker
Probate & Family Court Department, Barnstable
Hon. Edward Boyle III, Panelist
Brockton Probate and Family Court, Brockton
Hon. Peter C. DiGangi, Panelist
DDSK Law LLC, Beverly
Hon. Patricia Gorman, Panelist
Norfolk Probate and Family Court, Canton
Hon. Anthony R. Nesi, Panelist
Hon. George F. Phelan, Panelist
Norfolk Probate and Family Court, Canton
Hon. Gregory Roach, Panelist
Kristin A. Monaco, Esq., Panelist
Nigro, Pettepit & Lucas LLP, Newburyport
Luke C. Bean, Esq., Panelist
Rico, Murphy, Diamond & Bean LLP, Natick
Joseph L. Bierwirth, Esq., Panelist
Hemenway & Barnes LLP, Boston
Brian Bixby, Esq., Panelist
Burns & Levinson LLP, Boston
Dr. Rebecca W. Brendel, Panelist
Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics, Boston
Lisa Weinstein Burns, Esq., Panelist
Rimon, P.C., Boston
Krishna Butaney, Esq., Panelist
Middlesex Probate & Family Court, Woburn
Heather Cheney, Esq., Panelist
BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Boston
Steven M. Cohen, Esq., Panelist
Rubin and Rudman LLP, Boston
Mary Kate Connolly, Esq., Panelist
Volunteer Lawyers Project for the Boston Bar Association, Boston
Maureen E. Curran, Esq., Program Chair
Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch Ford LLP, Boston
George L. Cushing, Esq., Panelist
McLane Middleton, Woburn
Leo J. Cushing, Esq., Panelist
Cushing & Dolan, P.C., Waltham
Patricia L. Davidson, Esq., Program Chair
Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP, Worcester
Tara DiCristofaro, Esq., Panelist
John J. Ford, Esq., Program Chair
Northeast Justice Center, Lynn
Albert Gordon, Esq., Program Chair
Eric P. Hayes, Esq., Panelist
Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston
Thomas P. Jalkut, Esq., Panelist
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Boston
Carol Cioe Klyman, Esq., Panelist
Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin PC, Springfield
Joseph D. Kropp, Esq., Panelist
Gilmore Rees & Carlson PC, Wellesley Hills
Melissa F. Langa, Esq., Panelist
Bove & Langa PC, Boston
Mark A. Leahy, Esq., Panelist
Burke, Whittum & Leahy, LLC, Hingham
Jennifer A. Maggiacomo, Esq., Panelist
Norfolk Probate and Family Court, Canton
Patricia Keane Martin, Esq., Panelist
Seegel Lipshutz Lo & Martin, LLP, Wellesley
Patrick W. McDermott, Esq., Panelist
John J. McNicholas, Esq., Panelist
Korde & Associates PC, Lowell
Christopher C. Mehne, Esq., Panelist
Bowditch & Dewey LLP, Worcester
Christopher A. Milne, Esq., Program Chair
Milne Law, Medfield
Lisa M. Neeley, Esq., Panelist
Rubin and Rudman LLP, Boston
Adam Nussenbaum, Esq., Program Chair
Law Office of Adam Nussenbaum, Newtonville
Pamela Casey O'Brien, Esq., Panelist
James M. O'Sullivan, Esq., Program Chair
O'Sullivan & Connolly PC, Norwell
Evelyn J. Patsos, Esq., Program Chair
Probate & Family Court Department, Boston
Anastasia Welsh Perrino, Esq., Program Chair
Barnstable Probate and Family Court, Barnstable
Lisa M. Rico, Esq., Panelist
Rico, Murphy, Diamond & Bean LLP, Natick
Jeffrey W. Roberts, Esq., Panelist
Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas LLP, Springfield
Mary H. Schmidt, Esq., Program Chair
Verrill Dana LLP, Boston
Peter M. Shapland, Esq., Panelist
Day Pitney LLP, Boston
Ken W. Shulman, Esq., Panelist
Day Pitney LLP, Boston
John D. Stuebing, Esq., Program Chair
Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers P.C., Boston
Christopher Sullivan, Esq., Panelist
Sullivan & Associates LLC, Woburn
Daniel M. Suprenant, Esq., Panelist
Surprenant & Beneski PC, South Easton
Mark E. Swirbalus, Esq., Program Chair
Goulston & Storrs PC, Boston
Elizabeth Young, Esq., Panelist
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company, Norton
Raymond H. Young, Esq., Panelist

Sponsoring Sections:

Probate Law Section

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