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

POSTPONED: Young Bar Meets Bankruptcy Bench

1/28/2015 4:30 PM - 1/28/2015 6:30 PM

Please join us for the 8th annual Young Bar Meets the Bankruptcy Bench program at the Boston Bar Association. This year’s program will include an interactive roundtable format, providing an exciting opportunity for new lawyers to participate in discussions of relevant topics with Bankruptcy Court Judges. The program will focus on practical skills and issues particularly important for those in their first ten years of practice. Cocktail reception to follow.

When Opposing Counsel is Unethical - A Case Study

2/4/2015 12:00 PM - 2/4/2015 1:00 PM

After this seminar, attendees will know what to do when opposing counsel behaves unethically.

Basic Estate Planning Documents II: Revocable Trusts

2/4/2015 12:30 PM - 2/4/2015 1:30 PM

Panelists will review the key components of revocable trusts, including funding formulas, marital provisions, possible trust structures for children and other beneficiaries, and trustee provisions. They will also provide drafting suggestions and advice on avoiding certain pitfalls when advising clients about establishing revocable trusts.

Intellectual Property of Artistic Integrity: An Overview of VARA

2/11/2015 12:00 PM - 2/11/2015 1:30 PM

Moral rights are a special category of recognized intellectual property rights afforded to the visual arts. Come learn more about the Visual Artists Rights Act, and the extent to which artists have rights to prevent their works from being distorted, mutilated, modified and/or destroyed and how these rights have evolved.

Investigations and Privilege

2/11/2015 12:30 PM - 2/11/2015 1:30 PM

This program will discuss the attorney-client privilege, the attorney work-product doctrine, and the common interest doctrine in the context of internal investigations at colleges and universities.

The Ins and Outs of Mediating an Employment Case

2/12/2015 12:00 PM - 2/12/2015 1:00 PM

This program will feature a lively and interactive panel discussion on the ins and outs of mediating employment disputes. Our speakers will provide the plaintiff's, defense, and mediator's perspectives on what makes employment cases well-suited to mediation, what the right time to mediate an employment case, how to prepare an employment case for mediation, and how counsel should approach mediation to reach the best outcome for their clients.

Pre-Trial Practice: The Memo, the Four-Way Meeting and the Pre-Trial Conference

2/17/2015 5:30 PM - 2/17/2015 7:00 PM

This training series is designed to provide a new lawyer or attorneys new to the practice of family law with an overview of the “life of a divorce case.” In this session, the panelists will discuss: What is a Pretrial Conference? When are they held? What are the procedures? Do they vary from county to county and judge to judge? What is expected of parties and lawyers? What is needed at a Pretrial Conference?

LoMac Live: Tech Demos from the Experts

2/19/2015 12:30 PM - 2/19/2015 1:30 PM

Join us to hear about the latest gadgets and technology to make your practice work for you!

An Expert's View: Best Practices for Utilizing Engineering Experts in Construction Litigation

3/24/2015 12:30 PM - 3/24/2015 1:30 PM

Enhance your understanding of how to best utilize engineering experts in high-stakes construction litigation. The speaker will provide insight - from the engineer's perspective - on how counsel can get the most out of its expert engagements.
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