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Upcoming Fundamentals Programs

Labor Law Basics

1/18/2019 12:00 PM - 1/18/2019 1:30 PM

The Labor Law Basics seminar will provide lawyers with an introduction to the basic legal skills and fundamental knowledge needed to lay a foundation in the area or grow in their understanding of labor law practice.

Exempt Organizations Fundamentals Series: Governance and Fiduciary Duties

1/25/2019 12:00 PM - 1/25/2019 1:00 PM

This program follows the December presentation on the basics of the laws and rules that govern board operations, with a discussion on board fiduciary duties and internal risk management.

Fundamentals of an Investment Advisory & Investment Company Legal Practice

1/29/2019 12:00 PM - 1/29/2019 1:30 PM

The program will describe generally the various types of investment advisers/investment vehicles, the relevant statutes/rules/regulations, and what a securities/IM lawyer does, both in-house and at a firm.

Residential Purchase and Sale Agreements

2/1/2019 12:00 PM - 2/1/2019 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.

Civil Litigation Series: Drafting Complaints and Answers

2/8/2019 12:00 PM - 2/8/2019 1:30 PM

This program is designed to provide insight into the basics of drafting effective pleadings. The program will not only include a discussion of practical tips in drafting, but will explore the important strategic decisions that must be made, as well as common pitfalls.

Security Deposits 101

2/13/2019 5:30 PM - 2/13/2019 6:30 PM

The Massachusetts Security Deposit Law is one of the most complex and heavily litigated laws in the Commonwealth. This panel will provide an overview of G.L. c. 186, § 15B and tips for representing landlords and tenants with these claims.

Civil Litigation Series: Discovery

3/1/2019 12:00 PM - 3/1/2019 1:30 PM

The outcome of discovery motions can shape the scope and trajectory of a litigation, and have a significant impact on client relations and the court’s perception of your case.

Preparing Estate Tax Returns and Gift Tax Returns

3/8/2019 12:00 PM - 3/8/2019 1:30 PM

This program will provide an overview of the federal estate tax return (Form 706) and the federal gift tax return (Form 709), which are used to report and pay tax on bequests and lifetime gifts and are an integral part of estate planning and administration.

Effective Representation at the MCAD

3/29/2019 12:00 PM - 3/29/2019 1:30 PM

Labor and Employment's Friday Fundamental on the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination will tell you everything you need to know about representing clients in front of the MCAD.

Civil Litigation Series: Prepping and Taking Depositions

4/26/2019 12:00 PM - 4/26/2019 1:30 PM

This Friday Fundamental will address the aspects of a case to consider when formulating a plan for a deposition and how to properly execute that plan without being “wedded” to a script. The program will also discuss the procedures of depositions, strategies on how to elicit information from difficult deponents and handle emotionally difficult topics.

Introduction to Tax Law

5/10/2019 12:00 PM - 5/10/2019 1:30 PM

The tax section invites you to join us for a lively and entertaining discussion of the practice of tax law.

Exempt Organizations Fundamentals Series – Dissolution

5/14/2019 12:30 PM - 5/14/2019 1:30 PM

This session focuses on dissolution, with an overview of the different types of dissolution, alternatives to dissolution, the dissolution process, and issues to keep in mind when considering dissolution.

District Court Boot Camp

5/15/2019 2:00 PM - 5/15/2019 5:00 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.

Basics of Business Immigration

5/31/2019 12:00 PM - 5/31/2019 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., as well as common categories of employment-based Lawful Permanent Residence sponsorship.
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