CLE Program

Elevating the Family Bar: How the Bench and Bar Can Work Together to Improve Lawyer Civility


Date: Monday, February 22, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Massachusetts Bar Association
Zoom Webinar

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Please join the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) as they host another brown bag lunch session in the Elevating the Family Law Bar Civility and Wellness series.

Moderated by Judge Randy Kaplan (ret.), this hour-long lunch panel will feature four sitting judges from different counties. The session will include a discussion of civility as viewed from the bench. Questions or prompts for discussion should be submitted in advance.

Please submit questions to by Thursday, Feb. 18.

AAML members can enjoy a special discounted rate of $25. AAML members can register by calling (617) 338-0530.

This session will be hosted using Zoom. Registration is required by 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, to participate in this program. After you register with the MBA, please look for an email from MassBar Education with the meeting information. The email will be sent before the program on Feb. 22.


Lisa J. Graff, Esq., Program Co-chair
Graff & Dawson, LLC, Sudbury
Holly Hinte, Esq., Program Co-chair
Lee & Rivers LLP, Boston
Marc Moccia, Esq., Program Co-chair
Kazarosian Costello LLP, Haverhill
Jeffrey Soilson, Esq., Program Co-chair
Fitch Law Partners LLP, Boston
Hon. Randy Kaplan (ret.), Moderator
Ligris & Associates PC, Newton Center
Hon. Thomas Barbar, Panelist
Middlesex Probate & Family Court, Woburn
Hon. Theresa Bisenius, Panelist
Essex Probate and Family Court, Salem
Hon. Kevin Connelly, Paneilist
Plymouth Probate and Family Court, Plymouth
Hon. Patricia Gorman, Panelist
Norfolk Probate and Family Court, Canton

Sponsoring Sections:

Family Law Section

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