Practice lessons from the bar

Issue July/August 2016

In May, the Massachusetts Bar Association hosted its 37th Annual Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference at Suffolk University Law School. Presented by the MBA's Labor & Employment Law Section, the conference featured a keynote address from U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris. The conference also offered a mediation panel discussion and presentations on "Lessons for the Bar from Uber Litigation and other Class and Collective Actions" and "Critical Labor and Employment Law Developments."

In addition, the MBA's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee hosted a best practices event in Boston. Skilled and experienced experts discussed collaborative law, case evaluation and early mediation. These processes and others are part of a growing dispute resolution trend, referred to as Planned Early Negotiation (PEN). Attendees also gained invaluable practice tips and learned about expanding options for resolution.