Join fellow members at the MBA Holiday Party: Casino Royale on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the MBA's Boston office. The MBA Western Mass. Holiday Reception will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., at the MBA's Springfield office.
The MBA is teaming up with Boston’s Pine Street Inn to help provide a Thanksgiving dinner to those in need. The Pine Street Inn will provide the turkeys, and we’ll grab the rest. Volunteer to help put together care packages on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the MBA in Boston. Donations are also needed to make these care packages.
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Labor Law for Employment Lawyers
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Massachusetts Bar Association
Thanksgiving Fixin's with Pine Street Inn
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Solo/Small Firm Law Practice Management Section Council meeting
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
Massachusetts Law Review
Vol. 99 No. 4
Summary: Under Rule 8.3, Comment 3, a lawyer
"has knowledge of a violation [requiring reporting to Bar Counsel]
when the lawyer possesses supporting evidence such that a
reasonable lawyer under the circumstances would form a firm opinion
that the conduct in question had more likely occurred than
Rule 8.3's requirement to report misconduct to Bar Counsel's
Office is triggered by a lawyer's discovery (in litigation
involving breakup of a law firm) of a document indicating that an
attorney, a former partner of the client and an opposing party in
the litigation, intentionally omitted mentioning a conviction for
fraud in his letter recommending an applicant for admission to the
bar. The discovered document may constitute client's "confidential
information," as newly defined in Comment 3A to Rule 1.6. If so,
the reporting requirement would be excused unless client consents
to a report. Lawyer also needs to advise his client, who is a
lawyer, about the latter's own reporting obligation under Rule
Massachusetts Estate Tax Return Preparation
Water Cooler for Solos and Startups
Rules and Standards of Conduct and Responsibility
10.18.18 Massachusetts Bar Association offers free legal advice to Western Mass. residents by phone, Oct. 30
MBA Press Release
10.16.18 Advisory: Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice to Deliver State of the Judiciary Address, Oct. 24
10.04.18 MBA to present Conflict Resolution Week programs across the state, Oct. 15-19
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