CLE Program

A Bench-Bar Discussion: Collaborating to Alleviate Stressors in the Courtroom and Practice of Law


Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Massachusetts Bar Association
Zoom Webinar

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MBA Member : $0.00
Non-member : $50.00

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This program presents an exclusive opportunity for a candid bench-bar discussion -- with two chief justices, three justices of the Superior Court, and a Superior Court clerk -- focused on reducing stressors in the courtroom and the practice of law, particularly those that have been heightened by the ongoing pandemic.


When will trials resume? How will the courts manage hearings for the foreseeable future? How can judges, clerks and lawyers make one another’s work lives more manageable during this time? How can the court work together with court staff and lawyers to encourage civility, diversity and inclusion, and to alleviate the stressors for all?


Please join our esteemed panel for this frank discussion.


This webinar will be hosted using Zoom. Registration is required by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, to participate in this program. After you register with the MBA, please look for an email from MassBar Education with the Webinar ID and Password. The email will be sent before the program.


Hon. Paula M. Carey, Panelist
Chief Justice, Trial Court
Hon. Judith Fabricant, Panelist
Chief Justice, Superior Court
Hon. Angel Kelley, Panelist
Associate Justice, Superior Court
Hon. Maynard M. Kirpalani, Panelist
Associate Justice, Superior Court
Hon. Peter B. Krupp, Panelist
Associate Justice, Superior Court
Amanda Rowan, Esq., Panelist
Assistant Clerk, Middlesex County Superior Court
Thomas M. Bond, Esq., Program Co-chair & Moderator
The Kaplan/Bond Group, Boston
Grace V.B. Garcia, Esq., Program Co-chair
Morrison Mahoney LLP, Boston
Michael H. Hayden, Esq., Program Co-chair
Morrison Mahoney LLP, Boston
Paul J. Klehm, Esq., Program Co-chair
Krasnoo, Klehm & Falkner LLP, Andover
Marianne C. LeBlanc, Esq., Program Co-chair
Sugarman and Sugarman PC, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Judicial Administration Section
Civil Litigation Section

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