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

The Basics of Purpose Trusts

10/23/2014 12:30 PM - 10/23/2014 1:30 PM

This program will help attendees understand the concept of a trust without beneficiaries and how they may be used in an estate plan.

Propounding and Responding to Written Discovery Requests: Best Practices Advice

10/27/2014 12:00 PM - 10/27/2014 1:00 PM

This program will focus on the fundamentals of propounding and responding to written discovery requests. Presenters will offer practical advice that lawyers can apply in their daily practice, as well as provide examples of best practices when dealing with written discovery.

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.

Introduction to Social Impact Bonds

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

Attendees will learn the basics of social impact bonds, including the challenges and benefits of using social impact bonds to finance projects.

Insurance for Civil Litigators

11/3/2014 12:00 PM - 11/3/2014 1:00 PM

Join the discussion of how insurance shapes civil litigation today.

The SEC's Whistleblower Program: Developments and Best Practices

11/3/2014 12:30 PM - 11/3/2014 1:30 PM

Join us in learning the fundamentals of the SEC's Whistleblower Program and best practices for responding to claims by whistleblowers.

Estate, Gift, and GST Tax Basics for the New Estate Planner

11/5/2014 12:30 PM - 11/5/2014 1:30 PM

This program will provide an introduction to the estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes. Our speaker will describe the key components of each tax, explain how the taxes relate to one another, and provide context for how each tax is relevant for purposes of preparing an estate plan. This program is particularly relevant for new estate planners.

Polish Your Public Speaking Skills

11/7/2014 12:30 PM - 11/7/2014 1:30 PM

The BBA welcomes voice & performance instructor Celia Slattery to share tips and techniques for more effective presentations and public speaking.

Pink, Pins, and Gleeks: Thoughts on International Trademark Practice and Avoiding Brand Disasters

11/12/2014 12:00 PM - 11/12/2014 1:30 PM

Prepare for the perils of haphazard international trademark strategies (or lack of strategies), focusing on recent cases involving Pinterest, Fox's Glee, and Victoria's Secret's PINK in Europe and the UK. Our speaker will provide an overview on international trademark practice and avoiding brand disasters.

Navigating the Tides of Chapter 93A: Injury and Damages

11/12/2014 12:30 PM - 11/12/2014 1:30 PM

Learn what you need to know about the case law interpreting Chapter 93A and trends in 93A damages law.
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