A series designed to help new attorneys build the practical skills needed to represent clients. Click here for the brochure.

Upcoming Fundamentals Programs

Arbitration Fundamentals: From Filing to Award

5/5/2016 12:30 PM - 5/5/2016 2:00 PM

This program will cover the attributes of arbitration, the importance of the parties’ arbitration agreement, commencing an arbitration, the preliminary conference, the arbitration hearing, and the award.

Divorce Law Fundamentals: ADR Options: Divorce Mediation & Collaborative Divorce

5/17/2016 5:30 PM - 5/17/2016 6:30 PM

This program will cover the types of ADR options: Mediation, Conciliation, Arbitration & Collaborative Divorce.

Massachusetts District Court Boot Camp

5/20/2016 12:00 PM - 5/20/2016 2:00 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. From arraignment, pre-trial, motion, and trial sessions, learn how to overcome the most common obstacles and strategies for successful arguments.

Conducting Effective Due Diligence

5/20/2016 12:30 PM - 5/20/2016 2:00 PM

One of the most common assignments given to new attorneys is due diligence review.  This program will cover the basics of the due diligence process, and will also provide practical advice and real-life examples of issues encountered in due diligence.

Environmental Compliance, Enforcement and Administrative Appeals

5/25/2016 12:30 PM - 5/25/2016 2:00 PM

This program is designed to provide new lawyers with an understanding of some of the general principles and institutions of Massachusetts environmental law. It will focus on environmental compliance, enforcement and administrative appeals. These introductory programs will help provide a solid foundation from which a new lawyer can start to tackle environmental issues as they arise in practice. Speakers will be experienced government and private sector environmental attorneys.

Family-Based Immigration Basics

6/3/2016 12:30 PM - 6/3/2016 2:00 PM

Join us to learn about the fundamentals of family-based immigration from a panel of experienced immigration practitioners. After the program, participants will know who may petition for whom, what the petitioning process involves, and the differences between adjustment of status and consular processing cases.

BBA Court Tour – Appeals Court

6/17/2016 12:30 PM - 6/17/2016 2:00 PM

This tour will offer an inside look at the magnificent and historic Adams Courthouse at One Pemberton Square. Following the tour, attendees will learn about key timelines and considerations for filing and replying to an appeal.

BBA Court Tour – Housing Court

6/23/2016 3:00 PM - 6/23/2016 4:30 PM

Get familiar with the ins and outs of Boston Housing Court right on site. Experienced practitioners will walk you through what to expect at your first appearance.
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