These essential skills-building programs focus on the core elements of specific practice areas. They are designed to introduce subject matter to newer attorneys and challenge experienced practitioners looking to review or expand their expertise.

Upcoming Practical Skills Programs

Ethics and Tips for Attorney Voir Dire

9/9/2014 12:00 PM - 9/9/2014 1:00 PM

Governor Patrick recently signed into law a bill to permit attorney voir dire of jurors. Many Massachusetts practitioners have limited experience with conducting voir dire. This program will include a presentation from trial lawyers who have experience in other jurisdictions in conducting voir dire as well as an ethical component discussing the ethical limits and proscriptions that attorneys must keep in mind when the law goes into effect.

Divorce Law Fundamentals Training Series: Section 34 - Income, Assets, Liabilities, and Discovery

9/9/2014 5:30 PM - 9/9/2014 6:30 PM

In session M.G.L. c. 208, § 34 will be reviewed with a focus on the following: a) factors that courts consider in dividing assets and liabilities; b) an overview of the various types of assets and liabilities; and, c) the best means of discovering those assets and liabilities.

What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Privacy and Data Security Law

9/18/2014 12:30 PM - 9/18/2014 1:30 PM

In the wake of the biggest consumer data security breaches in history, learn from Burns & Levinson LLP's Merton Thompson, about what small firms must bear in mind.

Broker-Dealers Continued: Regulatory Reporting for Firms and Individuals

9/23/2014 12:30 PM - 9/23/2014 1:30 PM

The focus of this program will be regulatory reporting requirements under FINRA Rule 4530, Form U4, Form US and new FINRA Rule 3010(d). Panelists will also discuss the consequences of such filings including regulatory inquiries from FINRA Enforcement, FINRA Office of Fraud Detection and Market Intelligence, SEC Enforcement, state regulators, and law enforcement.

CLE - Employment Law Basics: What Every Lawyer Should Know

9/23/2014 3:00 PM - 9/23/2014 6:00 PM

Get the inside scoop on what every employment law attorney should know. Our panel will discuss the life cycle of the employment relationship and the laws that effect it.

CLE - The Intersection of Estate Planning and Family Law

10/7/2014 2:00 PM - 10/7/2014 5:00 PM

Learn the best practices and effective solutions when dealing with discretionary trusts, pre and postnuptial agreements, and divorce.

Getting Hired as a Prosecutor or Public Defender

10/15/2014 5:00 PM - 10/15/2014 6:30 PM

Interested in being hired as an ADA, AAG, AUSA or public defender (state or federal)? Hear from our experienced panel about the hiring process, what the offices are looking for, strategies for getting hired, and how candidates can prepare themselves professionally and financially.

The New MA Retainage Law: What You Need to Know

10/28/2014 12:30 PM - 10/28/2014 1:30 PM

On Aug. 8, 2014, Gov. Deval L. Patrick signed into law "An Act Relative to Fair Retainage Payments in Private Construction." The Retainage Law, as it is more commonly known, is codified into law at Mass. Gen. Laws Chapter 149, Section 29F. The law goes in to effect on November 6, 2014. Learn about the origins of the law, and what's covered under these new rules.
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