CLE by the Sea: N.E. Strategic Solutions for Solo and Small Law Firms


Start: Thursday, July 19, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
End: Friday, July 20, 2018, 1:00 p.m.


Blue Ocean Event Center
4 Ocean Front North
Salisbury, MA, 01952


Carol Wagan

(978) 462-5992

The Massachusetts Bar Association is proud to partner with the Greater Newburyport Bar Association for a CLE by the Sea on Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20. Click here to register and learn more. Program highlights include:

Thursday, July 19

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Welcome Lunch and Keynote Speaker

Resilience and Regeneration: Science and Wisdom for Thriving in the Law
(30 minutes of mental health credit)
Cheryl L. Conner, Vermont, contributing author, “The Best Lawyer You Can Be: A Guide to Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Wellness,” published by the American Bar Association, July 2018.

1:45-3 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

A. Untangling the Morass of Gun Laws in New England
Julie Tolek, Think Pink Law, Southboro
Michael A. Tucker, Esq., Healey, Deshaies, Gagliardi & Woelfel, PC, Amesbury


B. How to Take a Break from Your Practice and How to Come Back
Solen Moriarty, moderator, Healey, Deshaies, Gagliardi & Woelfel, PC, Amesbury
Meredith H. Makin, Law Office of Meredith H. Makin, PC, Newburyport
Robin Wallace, Law Office of Robin F. Wallace, Newburyport

3:30-5:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

C. Tips, Tools and Tricks for Discovery in Family Law
Hon. Theresa Bisenius, Essex Probate & Family Court
Hon. Abbe Ross, Suffolk Probate & Family Court
Don Pitman, Pitman Law Offices LLC, Newburyport
Gary O. Todd, Todd & Weld LLP, Boston


3:30-4:30 p.m.
D. The Difference Between SEO, Paid Search and Social Media Marketing*
Seth Price, managing partner, Price Benowitz LLP, Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by BluShark Digital LLC

4:30-5:30 p.m.
E. How to Be a Networking Ninja: Grow Your Practice*
Damian Turco, Turco Legal, Newburyport
Rachel Casper, marketing director, Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Networking Reception

Friday, July 20

8-9 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

9-9:30 a.m.
How to Use Virtual Receptionists to Run a More Efficient and Profitable Law Practice*
Maddy Martin,
Sponsored by Virtual Receptionists

9:30-10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

F. The Role of Financial Experts in Family Law: Practical Guidelines for and Examples of When and How to Utilize Their Skills Most Effectively
Laurie R. Tunick, CPA/ABV/CFF, Tunick Financial Services, Danvers
David M. Gannett, CPA/ABV/CFF, David M. Gannett, CPA, PCCPA, PC, Burlington


G. Traps for the Unwary in Drafting Agreements/Contracts
Thomas G. Nicholson, Finneran & Nicholson PC, Newburyport

10:45-11 a.m.
Networking Break

11-1 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

H. OUI Drug Prosecutions: The Battle Over Whether Being High Is a Lay or Expert Opinion
Stuart Hurowitz, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Worcester
Rebecca Jacobstein, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Boston
Maura Tansley, Murphy & Rudolf LLP, Worcester


11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
I. The Switching Hour: Migrate to the Cloud for Improved Data Security

(60 minutes of ethics credit)
Jared D. Correia, Esq., CEO, Red Cave Law Firm Consulting
Sponsored by Red Cave Law Firm Consulting

12:30-1 p.m.
A Primer on Cyber Insurance
Laura Hartsgrove Baker, Landy Insurance
Sponsored by Landy Insurance

1 p.m.
Adjourn to the Beach

Registration: Click here to learn more. 

Cost: $99; After July 5, $125; One day only: $75. Tuition includes: lunch, reception on Thursday; continental breakfast on Friday. Also included are course materials.

Invited Attendees: Law Practice Management, Solo Small Firm Practitioner

Sponsored By: Greater Newburyport Bar Association

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