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 CLE - Labor Law for Employment Lawyers

6/3/2015 4:00 PM - 6/3/2015 7:00 PM

Get a better understanding of the general framework of traditional labor law in the U.S. After this program, you will know how to recognize and approach legal issues under the National Labor Relations Act in employment litigation, and how to effectively represent clients in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.

ZIP Code Data Collection Litigation in Massachusetts: Emerging Claims and Defenses

6/4/2015 12:30 PM - 6/4/2015 1:30 PM

ZIP code data collection cases at Point of Sale (POS) in retail stores are one of the fastest growing class action trends in the country. Join the Privacy Law Committee to learn about the typical claims and defenses in these cases, how to identify the various statutes relied upon by plaintiffs, the various paths of litigation and resolution, and assess strategies in addressing these cases.

What You Need to Know About Regulation A+: Capital-Raising Alternatives for Growing Companies

6/9/2015 12:30 PM - 6/9/2015 1:30 PM

We will review the recently approved amendments to Regulation A (or "Regulation A+") and the impact on capital raising alternatives for emerging companies and more mature private companies. Learn what you need to know to stay up to date.

CLE - Hot Topics in Copyright Law: Content Creation and Distribution and the Prospects for Copyright Reform

6/10/2015 12:00 PM - 6/10/2015 2:00 PM

This panel discussion will focus on the state of copyright law, existing legal regimes governing the creation and distribution of content, and the prospects for copyright reform. The panelists will focus their attention on music, taking about protections for musical compositions and sound recordings, compulsory vs. market-based approaches to licensing, the roles of various institutional players in the music industry (including publishers, labels, and performance rights organizations), and the scope of the fair use doctrine.

Beach Access and Tidal Land Ownership: Recent Developments and the Case of Rexhame Beach

6/11/2015 12:00 PM - 6/11/2015 1:00 PM

This program will explore the impacts of the recent Land Court decision in the case of Coon, et al. v. McCabe, et al. 22 LCR 622, 2014 WL 7466543 (Dec. 31, 2014) (Grossman, J.), including important issues associated with beach access and tidal land ownership.

Let's Get Real 2015: Surviving and Succeeding as a Diverse Attorney in Boston

6/18/2015 5:30 PM - 6/18/2015 7:30 PM

Join us for an open and thought-provoking conversation about Boston's legal community and the hard questions and taboo topics that matter to Boston's diverse attorneys—but are seldom discussed. Our panelists will draw from their vast personal and professional experiences on wide-ranging topics such as navigating maternity/paternity leave, the challenges of being a trailblazer, dealing with unconscious bias among co-workers and clients, expectations of participation in affinity activities based on background, and how the issues and challenges you may face will evolve over different phases of your legal career.
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