CLE Program

40th Annual Labor & Employment Spring Conference

Date:

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location:

Suffolk University Law School
Conference Room
120 Tremont St
Boston, MA, 02108-4977

Program Code:

LED19

Registration

MBA Paralegals : $75.00
MBA Law Student : $0.00
MBA Member : $99.00
MBA New Admittee : $75.00
Non-member : $160.00

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Join us on Thursday, April 25, for the 40th Annual Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference, at Suffolk University Law School.

Keynote speaker Louise Melling is a deputy legal director at the ACLU and the director of its Center for Liberty, which encompasses the ACLU’s work on reproductive freedom; women’s rights; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights; freedom of religion and belief; and disability rights. In this role, she leads the work of the ACLU to address the intersection of religious freedom and equal treatment, among other issues.

Melling has been with the ACLU since 1992, serving in several roles before becoming the director of its Reproductive Freedom Project in 2003 and a deputy legal director in 2010. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and Oberlin College.

Conference Agenda

  • 11 a.m.-noon: Registration
  • Noon-12:15: Welcoming remarks
    • Christopher A. Kenney, Esq., Massachusetts Bar Association president
    • Kavita M. Goyal, Esq., and Adam M. Hamel, Esq., conference co-chairs
  • 12:15-1 p.m.: Keynote speaker Louise Melling, deputy legal director at the ACLU and the director of the ACLU Center for Liberty
  • 1-2 p.m.: Playing by the Rules, Ethical Considerations for Employment Lawyers
    • Kavita M. Goyal, Esq., moderator
    • Mark Preiss, Esq., moderator
    • Ellen J. Messing, Esq., panelist
    • Paul G. Lannon Jr., Esq., panelist
  • 2-2:15 p.m.: Break
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m.: The View from the Other Side of the Bench
    • Laurence J. Donoghue, Esq., moderator
    • Nancy S. Shilepsky, Esq., moderator
    • Hon. Robert B. Gordon, panelist
    • Hon. Scott L. Kafker, panelist
    • Hon. Mary T. Sullivan, panelist
    • Hon. Indira Talwani, panelist
  • 3:15-4 p.m.: Labor Law Update
    • Rachel Ann Culley, Esq., moderator
    • Kevin C. Merritt, Esq., moderator
    • James A.W. Shaw, Esq., panelist
    • Liam T. O'Connell, Esq., panelist
  • 4-5 p.m.: Employment Law Update
    • Anne K. Morrill, Esq., moderator
    • Valerie C. Samuels, Esq., moderator
    • Anne L. Josephson, Esq., panelist
    • Robert L. Kilroy, Esq., panelist
  • 5-6 p.m.: Reception

Faculty:

Kavita M. Goyal, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Rosen Law Office, Andover
Adam M. Hamel, Esq., Conference Co-chair
McLane Middleton, Woburn
Christopher A. Kenney, Esq., Speaker
Kenney & Sams PC, Boston
Louise Melling, Deputy Legal Director and Director of Center for Liberty, ACLU, Keynote Speaker
ACLU of MA, Boston
Hon. Robert B. Gordon, Panelist
Suffolk Superior Court, Boston
Hon. Scott L. Kafker, Panelist
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Boston
Hon. Mary T. Sullivan, Panelist
Massachusetts Appeals Court, Boston
Hon. Indira Talwani, Panelist
United States District Court - District of Massachusetts, Boston
Rachel Ann Culley, Esq., Moderator
U.S. Department of Labor Office of the Regional Solicitor, Boston
Laurence J. Donoghue, Esq., Moderator
Morgan, Brown & Joy LLP, Boston
Anne L. Josephson, Esq., Panelist
Kotin, Crabtree & Strong LLP, Boston
Robert L. Kilroy, Esq., Panelist
Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP, Westborough
Paul G. Lannon Jr., Esq., Panelist
Holland & Knight LLP, Boston
Kevin C. Merritt, Esq., Moderator
Segal Roitman LLP, Boston
Ellen J. Messing, Esq., Panelist
Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky PC, Newton
Anne K. Morrill, Esq., Moderator
University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare, Worcester
Liam T. O'Connell, Esq., Panelist
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Boston
Mark Preiss, Esq., Moderator
Advisors Law Group LLP, Boston
Valerie C. Samuels, Esq., Moderator
Arent Fox LLP, Boston
James A.W. Shaw, Esq., Panelist
Segal Roitman LLP, Boston
Nancy S. Shilepsky, Esq., Moderator
Sherin and Lodgen LLP, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Labor & Employment Section

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