CLE Program

2018 Health Law Symposium


Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


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

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Join us for the 2018 Health Law Symposium. This year's program will focus on mental health. Highlights include:

  • Mental health parity 
  • Mental health provider misconduct
  • Forced medication
  • Confidentiality of mental health and substance abuse information
  • Ethical issues in representing clients with mental health issues

Additional symposium information and full agenda to be announced.



Lester D. Blumberg, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Massachusetts Dept of Mental Health , Boston
Rebecca Brendel, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Massachusetts General Hospital , Boston
James T. Downes, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Law Office of James Downes , Boston
Kathryn S. Rattigan, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Robinson & Cole LLP , Providence
Donald Whitmore, Esq., Conference Co-chair
DEW Advisory , Weston
Hon. Jennifer M. Ulwick, Panelist
Essex Probate and Family Court , Salem
Sarah R. Boonin, Director, Health Law Clinic, Panelist
Suffolk University Law School , Boston
J. Wesley Boyd, MD PdD, Panelist
Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics , Boston
Rebecca Weintraub Brendel MD, JD, Panelist
Massachusetts General Hospital , Boston
Jeffrey N. Catalano, Esq., Panelist
Todd & Weld LLP , Boston
Paul R. Cirel, Panelist
Todd & Weld LLP , Boston
John DiPietrantonio, JD, Panelist
Department of Mental Health , Boston
Stephen M. Fiore, Esq., Panelist
Foster & Eldridge, LLP , Cambridge
Debra Leggett, Esq., Panelist
Department of Mental Health , Boston
Mala M. Rafik, Esq., Panelist
Rosenfeld, Rafik & Sullivan PC , Boston
Joseph A. Robinson, Esq., Panelist
CPCS-Brockton , Brockton
Constance V. Vecchione, Esq., Panelist
Commonwealth of Massachusetts-Office of the Bar Counsel , Boston
Wells G. Wilkinson, Esq., Panelist
Health Law Advocates Inc. , Boston

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