CLE Program

Fourth Annual Young Lawyers Division Symposium

Date:

Date: Friday, March 25, 2022
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Runtime: 4:00h

Program Code:

YLDA22

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MBA Member : $0.00
Non-Member : $50.00
MBA Law Student : $0.00

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Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

The Massachusetts Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division is hosting its Fourth Annual Symposium as a virtual event on Friday, March 25.

This year’s symposium keynote speaker will be retired Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Associate Justice Margot Botsford. She was elevated to the seat by former Governor Deval Patrick in 2007. Prior to serving on the SJC, she served as an associate justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court. She received her B.A. from Barnard College and completed her J.D. at Northeastern University School of Law. She also earned an M.P.A. from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

The symposium agenda includes virtual networking, a plenary session and multiple programming tracks designed to ensure there is something for everyone.

  • 8:30-9 a.m.: Coffee Welcome & Virtual Networking
  • 9-9:05 a.m.: Opening Remarks from YLD Chair Michelle Byers
  • 9:05-10:20 a.m.:Plenary Session: Don’t Stop Me Now: Surviving and Thriving as a Young Lawyer
    Moderator: Shylah Maloney, Esq., Foster & Eldridge, LLP, Woburn
    Panelists:
    Annika Bockius-Suwyn, Esq., DangerLaw LLC, Newtonville
    Katherine Connolly, Esq., Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, Boston
    Janette Ekanem, Esq., Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP, Boston
    Michael Leard, Esq., Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Boston
  • 10:20-10:30 a.m.: Break
  • 10:30-11 a.m.: Keynote Address by Hon. Margot Botsford (ret.)
  • 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Breakout Sessions: Choose One of the Following:

Can't Hold Us: Criminal Law & Confidence in the Courtroom
Moderator: Barry Bisson, Esq., Bisson Law, Boston
Panelists:
Veronice Santana, Esq., Office of the Northwestern District Attorney, Northampton
Kathryn Malone, Esq., Committee for Public Counsel Services, Springfield
Janet Raheb, Esq., Worcester County District Attorney's Office, Worcester
Colleen Monroe, Esq., Office of the Attorney General, Springfield

Why'd You Have to Go and Make Things So Complicated? Navigating Civil Motion Practice and Procedure
Moderator: Nicole Cocozza, Esq., Prince Lobel Tye LLP, Boston
Panelists:
Avana Epperson-Temple, Esq., Peabody & Arnold LLP, Boston
Ritika Bhakhri, Esq., Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Boston
Tasha Marshall, Esq., Office of Bar Counsel, Boston

I Want it That Way: Contracts Draft, Review, Negotiate, Win
Moderator: Parris S. Kyriakakis, Esq., Office of the Comptroller of the Commonwealth, Boston
Panelists:
Carolyn Da Cunha, Esq., Nixon Peabody LLP, Boston
Talia Gee, Esq., City of Springfield, Office of the Mayor, Springfield
Matthew DeNoncour, Esq., Magis Law Firm PC, Cambridge
James Jones, Esq., Elevate Law PC, Boston

End of the Road: Changing Jobs or Firms
Moderator: Camila R. Ransom, Esq., Law Offices of Camila R. Ransom
Panelists:
Joseph M. Makalusky, Esq., Office of Bar Counsel, Boston
Gerald Slater, Esq., Suffolk University Law School, Boston
Patrice Dixon, Esq., Jackson Lewis, Boston

12:15-12:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks from YLD Chair Michelle Byers & Lunch Networking

Members of the Boston Bar and Massachusetts Employment Lawyers associations who are not MBA members can enjoy a special discounted rate of $25. To register, please contact the MBA's Member Services Center at (617) 338-0530.

This symposium will be hosted using Zoom. Registration is required by 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 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.

Faculty:

Erica Bruno, Esq., Program Co-chair
Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard, Springfield
Frank Mulé, Esq., Program Co-chair
Samuel, Sayward & Baler LLC, Dedham
Hon. Margot Botsford (ret.), Keynote Speaker
Barry Bisson, Esq., Moderator
Bisson Law, Boston
Nicole Cocozza, Esq., Moderator
Prince Lobel Tye LLP, Boston
Parris S. Kyriakakis, Esq., Moderator
Office of the Comptroller of the Commonwealth, Boston
Shylah Maloney, Esq., Moderator
Foster & Eldridge LLP, Woburn
Camila R. Ransom, Esq., Moderator
Law Offices of Camila R. Ransom, Milton
Ritika Bhakhri, Esq., Panelist
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Boston
Annika Bockius-Suwyn, Esq., Panelist
DangerLaw LLC, Newtonville
Katherine Connolly, Esq., Panelist
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, Boston
Carolyn Da Cunha, Esq., Panelist
Nixon Peabody LLP, Boston
Matthew DeNoncour, Esq., Panelist
Magis Law Firm PC, Cambridge
Patrice Dixon, Esq., Panelist
Jackson Lewis, Boston
Janette Ekanem, Esq., Panelist
Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP, Boston
Avana Epperson-Temple, Esq., Panelist
Peabody & Arnold LLP, Boston
Talia Gee, Esq., Panelist
City of Springfield, Office of the Mayor, Springfield
James Jones, Esq., Panelist
Elevate Law PC, Boston
Michael Leard, Esq., Panelist
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Boston
Joseph M. Makalusky, Esq., Panelist
Office of Bar Counsel, Boston
Kathryn Malone, Esq., Panelist
Committee for Public Counsel Services, Springfield
Tasha Marshall, Esq., Panelist
Office of Bar Counsel, Boston
Colleen Monroe, Esq., Panelist
Office of the Attorney General, Springfield
Janet Raheb, Esq., Panelist
Worcester County District Attorney's Office, Worcester
Veronice Santana, Esq., Panelist
Office of the Northwestern District Attorney, Northampton
Gerald Slater, Esq., Panelist
Suffolk University Law School, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Young Lawyers Division

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