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E-newsletter of the Boston Bar Association April 25, 2011
The Boston Bar Association
VOICES OF THE BAR
What is one suggestion you have for a greener Boston?
SAD NEWS
BBA Mourns the Passing of Richard G. Mintz
STATE COURT HAPPENINGS
Court Re-org Legislation Unveiled Today
Speaker DeLeo's Statement
Statement of Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland
Summary of Legislation
HEADLINES
BBA Will Honor Probate & Family Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey
BBF Announces Justice is Sweet Co-Chairs
BBA Lawyer Referral Service Seeks Spanish-Speaking Attorneys
PUBLIC SERVICE
BBA Will Release Updated Children's Mental Health Guide in June
M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program Wraps Up
Be A Law Day in the Schools Volunteer
VLP Hails Cy Pres Award to Fair Employment Project
Get the Training You Need for Law Day in the Schools
ISSUESPOT - THE BBA'S PUBLIC POLICY BLOG
Alimony Reform... Seeing the Light at the End of the Tunnel
LAW FIRM NEWS
BU's Black Law Students Association Honors Choate Hall & Stewart with Pro Bono Award
DLA Piper Promotes Boston Lawyer to Partner
Looney & Grossman Adds New Partner
Mintz Levin Attorney Elected to ABA Construction Governing Committee
AFFINITY BAR NEWS
AALAM's 2011 Annual Banquet Roundup & Photo Album
PHOTO ALBUMS
Views from the Bench - Lunch with Judges from the MA Appeals Court
FEATURED CLE
4/26/2011 - Dodd-Frank Financial Reform: What practitioners must know
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4/26/2011 - District Court and Boston Municipal Court Bench Meets Bar
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5/2/2011 - Start You Up: How to Establish Your New Law Practice
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PLANNING AHEAD
5/4/2011 - Pathways to ADR: Determining the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of Arbitration and Mediation
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5/5/2011 - Recent HIPAA Enforcement Actions by HHS OCR
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5/5/2011 - State and Federal Legislative Update: Housing & Community Development
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5/5/2011 - The Future of the Business Litigation Session: Bright or Perilous
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The BBA provided a View from the Bench at 16 Beacon Street, where guests enjoyed an informal lunch with judges from the MA Appeals Court. L-R: Judge Francis Fecteau, Judge Barbara Lenk, event co-chair David Gibbs, Judge Mitchell Sikora and Judge Andrew Grainger.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday, April 25, 2011
11:45A Delivery of Legal Services Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:30P Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) and Pro Bono Efforts - at BBA
Speakers: Allison Robin Cole of Boston Housing Court;
Ilene Mitchell of Probate and Family Court Administrative Office;
Jill Louise Crockett of Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association
Delivery of Legal Services Section
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
8:30A Education Committee - at BBA
8:30A Law Day Volunteer Training - at BBA
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12:00P IP For All: What Every Lawyer Should Know About Intellectual Property - at BBA
Speakers: Lisa Neft Geller of Biogen Idec Inc.;
Daniel Booth of Booth Sweet LLP;
Peter J. Karol of Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
New Lawyers Section, Intellectual Property Law Section
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12:30P GreenDOT: MassDOT's Approach to Greenhouse Gas and Other Environmental Considerations - at BBA
Speakers: Monica E. Conyngham of Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Environmental Law Section
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12:30P Design Professionals and Chapter 254 - at BBA
Speakers: Jeff D. Bernarducci of Holland & Knight, LLP;
Luke R. Conrad of Donovan Hatem, LLP
Construction Law Committee
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12:30P Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs): Balancing Municipal and Nonprofit Interests - at BBA
Speakers: Daphne A. Kenyon of Lincoln Institute of Land Policy;
Adam H. Langley of Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Tax Section, Tax Exempt Organizations Section, College & University Law Section
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4:00P CLE - Dodd-Frank Financial Reform: What practitioners must know - at BBA
Speakers: Timothy W. Mungovan of Nixon Peabody LLP;
Jonathan Sablone of Nixon Peabody LLP;
Andrea J. Robinson of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP;
Katherine Porter of Harvard Law School
Securities Enforcement and Litigation Committee, Class Actions Committee, Litigation Section
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4:00P CLE - District Court and Boston Municipal Court Bench Meets Bar - at BBA
Speakers: Hon. Lynda M. Connolly of District Court;
Hon. Charles R. Johnson of Boston Municipal Court;
Hon. Robert V. Greco of District Court;
Hon. Raymond G. Dougan Jr. of Boston Municipal Court;
Hon. Allen G. Swan of District Court;
Hon. Albert S. Conlon of District Court
Litigation Section, Massachusetts Practice and Procedure Committee, Solo & Small Firm Section
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
8:00A New England High Tech Crime Conference: Intellectual Property Crime, Identity Theft, and Cybercrime - at Federal Reserve Plaza, 600 Atlantic Avenue
Criminal Law Section, Privacy Law Committee
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12:30P Watch Your Back: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Lease Audits - at BBA
Speakers: Paul Stevens of P. Stevens Associates, Inc.
Leasing Committee
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12:30P FLSA Update: Classifying Employees Under the FLSA's "Administrative" Exemption: Are You Flirting with Disaster? - at BBA
Speakers: Philip Gordon of Gordon Law Group, LLP;
Krista Green Pratt of Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Labor & Employment Law Section
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4:00P Walking Tour of Boston - at Faneuil Hall,
New Lawyers Section, Senior Lawyers Section
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4:30P The CSI Effect: Fact or Fiction? - at BBA
Speakers: Hon. Regina L. Quinlan of Superior Court;
Mark Lee of Suffolk County District Attorney's Office;
Robert L. Sheketoff;
Edward P. Schwartz of Edward P. Schwartz Consulting
Criminal Law Section
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4:30P BBA Executive Committee - at BBA
5:30P New Lawyers Section Happy Hour - at Hennessy's, 25 Union Street
New Lawyers Section
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Thursday, April 28, 2011
8:30A Diversity & Inclusion Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
5:00P New Lawyers Section Annual Judicial Forum - at BBA
Speakers: Hon. Paula M. Carey of Probate and Family Court Administrative Office;
Hon. Frank M. Gaziano of Superior Court;
Hon. Margaret R. Hinkle of JAMS;
Hon. Barbara A. Lenk of Massachusetts Appeals Court;
Hon. Richard G. Stearns of United States District Court;
Brian Boyle of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP;
Joshua Segal of Superior Court
New Lawyers Section
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Friday, April 29, 2011
9:00A Earth Day Tree-Planting Event at Bussey Brook Meadow Urban Wild - at Bussey Brook Meadow Urban Wild,
12:00P Intellectual Property Law Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
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