CLE Program

Inaugural Young Lawyers Division Symposium


Date: Friday, December 14, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


6 Billings St
Randolph, MA, 02368

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  • 9-9:15 a.m.: Opening Remarks from Young Lawyers Division Chair Michael Molloy

  • 9:15-9:45 a.m.: Keynote Address
    Victoria Santoro Mair, past YLD chair and current partner at Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow PC, will share strategies, tips and legal stories to provide guidance to young lawyers entering the practice of law in Massachusetts.

  • 9:45-11:00 a.m.: The Path to Success: Open Panel with Past YLD Chairs
    The panel will consist of lawyers who have achieved early success and continue to be successful in law firms or solo practice. Panelists will provide critical advice, hints and tips on the path to success. 

  • 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Preventing and Dealing with Harassment and Bullying as a Young Lawyer
    This panel will discuss effective strategies for dealing with harassment and unprofessional behavior within law firms and in the courtroom.

  • 12:15-1:15 p.m.: Networking Lunch

  • 1:15-2:30 p.m.: Break-Outs (Choose one)

    • What I Wish I Had Known as a Young Litigator
      The panel will discuss how to effectively resolve discovery disputes and strategies for additional pretrial issues.


    • Legal Skills Bootcamp for the Transactional Attorney
      The panel will discuss practical negotiation strategies, practice tips and pitfalls to consider when drafting business agreements, and the nuts and bolts of representing start-ups and small businesses.

  • 2:30-2:45 Networking Break

  • 2:45-4:00 p.m.: Plenary Session: Representing Clients Workshop
    Experienced advocates will provide tips and guidance for developing your skills when representing clients across racial, gender and cultural boundaries. Unconscious thoughts often leak into our decision-making, which can have a profound impact on the practice of law. Panelists will discuss concrete ways to interrupt those biases so you can serve your clients more effectively.

  • 4:00 p.m.: Closing Remarks

Additional faculty to be announced.


Meghan H. Slack, Esq., Program Co-chair
Law Office of Meghan Slack, Burlington
Michael J. Leard, Esq., Program Co-chair
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Boston
Jason E. Armiger, Esq., Panelist
Gesmer Updegrove, Boston
Steven M. Ayr, Esq., Panelist
Casner & Edwards LLP, Boston
Saraa Basaria, Esq., Panelist
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston
Michelle M. Byers, Esq., Panelist
Campbell Conroy & O’Neil, P.C., Charlestown
Elizabeth Dillon, Esq., Panelist
Simmons University, Boston
Joseph Molina Flynn, Esq., Panelist
Molina Flynn Law Offices, Boston
Scott M. Heidorn, Esq., Panelist
Bergstresser & Pollock LLC, Boston
Sean Hickey, Esq., Panelist
DraftKings, Inc., Boston
James T. Jones, Esq., Panelist
Law Offices of James T. Jones
Mary Beth Kerrigan, Esq., Panelist
Morse Barnes-Brown & Pendleton PC, Waltham
Michael J. McCann, Esq., Panelist
Shepard Law Firm, Boston
Michael D. Molloy, Esq., Panelist
Marcotte Law Firm, Lowell
Francis R. Mulé, Esq., Panelist
Rockland Trust Company, Boston
Nicole R. G. Paquin, Esq., Panelist
Law Office of Nicole Paquin, Newton
Janet M. Raheb, Esq., Panelist
Worcester County District Attorney's Office - Worcester, Worcester
Batool Raza, Esq., Panelist
Boston Public Health Commission, Boston
Victoria M. Santoro Mair, Esq., Panelist
Santoro & Gray, LLC, Boston
Samuel A. Segal, Esq., Panelist
Law Offices of Samuel A. Segal, Boston
Courtney Shea Winters, Esq., Panelist
Travelers Companies, Inc, Braintree
Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Esq., Panelist
Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership, Wayland
Todd Torres, Esq., Panelist
UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester

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