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Upcoming Fundamentals Programs

Introduction to Trade Secrets

2/23/2018 12:00 PM - 2/23/2018 1:30 PM

The program provides an overview of trade secret law and teaches lawyers how to counsel clients in protecting their trade secrets against misappropriation.

Divorce Law Fundamentals: Custody & Parenting Plans

2/26/2018 5:30 PM - 2/26/2018 6:30 PM

Join us for a discussion on legal and physical custody, custody disputes, GALs, and more!

Residential Purchase and Sale Agreements

3/2/2018 12:00 PM - 3/2/2018 1:30 PM

This session will introduce participants to a sample residential purchase and sale agreement, with a particular focus on the issues you should discuss with your client.

Introduction to Elder Law, Special Needs Planning and Guardianships/Conservatorships

3/7/2018 12:30 PM - 3/7/2018 1:30 PM

This program will discuss the basics of elder law, including common planning strategies for long-term care, and planning strategies for those with disabilities, and the process of obtaining guardianship and/or conservatorship in the probate court.

MCP Basics for Lawyers

3/9/2018 12:00 PM - 3/9/2018 1:30 PM

The Massachusetts Contingency Plan (310 CMR 40.0000 et seq.) or “MCP” is the “cookbook” environmental engineers use to address releases of oil and hazardous materials. This program will introduce new lawyers to the MCP, review the fundamentals of remediating hazardous waste sites, and provide an overview of the legal issues they may face in their practice.

Private Foundations - Rules of Behavior

3/13/2018 12:00 PM - 3/13/2018 1:30 PM

This program will be the 5th in the 7 part Tax-Exempt Fundamentals Series and focuses on the special rules applicable to private foundations, a subset of tax-exempt organizations.

Health Law Basics for New Lawyers

3/16/2018 12:00 PM - 3/16/2018 1:30 PM

This program will address fundamentals of health law and provide new lawyers (or lawyers new to health law) with a tool-kit for representing clients in the healthcare space.

Divorce Law Fundamentals: Pre-Trial Practice - The Memo, the 4-way and the Pre-Trial

3/20/2018 5:30 PM - 3/20/2018 6:30 PM

Join us for an extensive discussion on everything pertaining to Pretrial Conferences.

Show Me the Money: A Beginner’s Guide to Wage and Hour Laws

3/23/2018 12:00 PM - 3/23/2018 1:30 PM

The program will offer perspectives from both sides of the bar as to the interpretation and compliance with both state and federal wage and hour laws.

Trademark Selection and Protection – The Basics

3/26/2018 5:30 PM - 3/26/2018 6:30 PM

This program will provide insight on how to select a strong brand and steps to be taken to maintain value in a brand, including the selection process, the basics of registration, proper trademark use and policing to ensure long-term validity of your brand.

Divorce Law Fundamentals: Pre-Trial Practice - The Memo, the 4-way and the Pre-Trial

3/30/2018 12:00 PM - 3/30/2018 1:30 PM

Join our Friday Fundamental on the Pre-Trial practices of Divorce Law!

Divorce Law Fundamentals: Separation Agreements

4/24/2018 5:30 PM - 4/24/2018 6:30 PM

Join us for an extensive discussion on the essential provisions for all Separation Agreements.

Criminal Law District Court Bootcamp

4/27/2018 12:00 PM - 4/27/2018 1:30 PM

Join us for a crash course in the fundamental procedures and common practices utilized to handle criminal cases in the District and Municipal Courts of Massachusetts.

Nuts and Bolts of Litigation Involving Closely-Held Corporations

5/4/2018 12:00 PM - 5/4/2018 1:30 PM

Join our panelists as they discuss typical issues that arise in shareholder disputes in closely-held corporations, including pursuing claims of breach of fiduciary duties, defending against such claims, and measuring/mitigating damages given the realities of the small business model.

Basics of Business Immigration

5/11/2018 12:00 PM - 5/11/2018 1:30 PM

This introductory session and Q&A will focuse on the most common visas used by foreign nationals for business travel and employment in the U.S.

Divorce Law Fundamentals: ADR Options - Divorce Mediation & Collaborative Divorce

5/15/2018 5:30 PM - 5/15/2018 6:30 PM

Join us for an extensive discussion on the various types of ADR options.

The Fundamentals of Clear & Effective Writing

5/18/2018 12:00 PM - 5/18/2018 1:30 PM

This installment of the BBA's Friday Fundamentals will review strategies for how to write in a clear and organized manner.

Divorce Law Fundamentals: Post-Judgment Issues - Division of Retirement Assets, Contempts & Modifications

6/19/2018 5:30 PM - 6/19/2018 6:30 PM

Join us for the final discussion of the Divorce Fundamentals Series where panelists will explore post-judgement issues.
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