MBA's 27th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference is set for June 15 in Boston

Issue May 2006

Save the date for the Massachusetts Bar Association's 27th Annual Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference. This sell-out conference, which attracts more than 200 practitioners yearly, will take place on Thursday, June 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Colonnade Hotel, Boston.

This year's featured keynote speaker is Hon. Sandra Lynch, the first woman appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Lynch earned her J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law in 1971. Following a clerkship with the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, she was an assistant attorney general for Massachusetts and in 1974 was named general counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Education. Lynch entered private practice with the Boston law firm of Foley, Hoag & Eliot in 1978, where she headed the firm's litigation department for several years. A specialist in complex civil litigation, among her most notable cases are the Boston school desegregation case (the subject of the book Common Ground) and the Woburn toxic tort case (the subject of the book and feature film "A Civil Action").

During the conference, distinguished judges and experienced labor and employment practitioners will review the year's most significant court and legislative developments on both the state and federal level, including employee pension benefit issues, hot topics in wage and hour law, and a mock argument on the use and abuse of medical records in employment cases.