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E-newsletter of the Boston Bar Association May 9, 2011
The Boston Bar Association
VOICES OF THE BAR
What will people be talking about at this year's Law Day Dinner?
HEADLINES
BBA Will Honor 21 Mentors at Law Day Dinner
The Courts Need Your Help
Summer Jobs Scorecard
LAW FIRM NEWS
Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar Adds New Partner
Jones Day Welcomes New M&A Partner
AG Coakley's Food Drive Competition Raises over 377k Pounds of Food; Law Firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi wins 2nd Annual Award
Verrill Dana Attorney Named President of MA Probate and Family Inn of Court
FROM OUR SECTIONS
Photo Album: BBA Earth Day Tree Planting Event
Get LinkedIn With the Litigation Section
AFFINITY BAR NEWS
MA LGBTQ Statement on Justice Lenk Confirmation
ISSUESPOT - THE BBA'S PUBLIC POLICY BLOG
A Tale of Two Hearings
PRO BONO PROGRAMS
Pro Bono Representation of Land Trusts and Conservation Commissions: Opportunities and Practical Advice
A Discussion with Pro Bono Institute's Esther Lardent and the Pro Bono Roundtable
Building Bridges, Building Trust, and Building the Case: Trauma-Informed Advocacy and Cultural Competence Skills for Pro Bono Advocates
PHOTO ALBUMS
Start You Up: How to Establish Your New Law Practice
Representing Transgender Clients in Family Law
FEATURED CLE
5/7/2011 - 38th Annual Workshop for Public Sector Labor Relations
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5/11/2011 - In-Depth Planning for Artists and Art Collectors: A Foundation for Intellectual Property and Trusts & Estates Attorneys
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5/12/2011 - Negotiating the Deal: Employment and Severance Agreements for Mid and Upper Level Executives
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PLANNING AHEAD
5/17/2011 - Taking a Closer Look at the New Airport Body Scanners: Increased National Security or Unnecessary Invasion of Privacy?
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5/17/2011 - Translating Real Estate: Doing Deals Overseas
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5/19/2011 - White Collar Practice in Federal Court: Practical Skills, Expert Advice, and Networking Event
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5/20/2011 - The New Homestead Act: Develop a Sound Foundation
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The BBA's Energy & Telecommunications Committee recently hosted Representative John D. Keenan, Chairman of the Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. Keenan discussed his priorities and provided a legislative forecast in a roundtable discussion.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday, May 09, 2011
12:00P Tax Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
4:00P Post-Deportation Law: Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visas and Motions to Reopen After Deportation - at BBA
Speakers: Daniel Kanstroom of Boston College Law School;
Trina Realmuto of National Immigration Project;
Howard Silverman of Ross, Silverman LLP
Immigration Law Section
more info / RSVP>>

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
8:30A Litigation Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:30P Situs Considerations for Trusts - at BBA
Speakers: William M. Parizeau of Wilmington Trust FSB
Estate Planning Fundamentals Committee
more info / RSVP>>
4:15P Family Law Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
5:30P Ansin and Post Nuptial Agreements - at BBA
Speakers: Kevin M. Corr of Lee & Levine LLP;
Robin M. Lynch Nardone of Burns & Levinson LLP;
Susan E. Stenger of Burns & Levinson LLP
Family Law Section
more info / RSVP>>
6:30P Gaining an Edge with Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare & LinkedIn - at BBA
Speakers: Sree Sreenivasan of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
more info / RSVP>>

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
12:00P World Trade and States' Rights: New Threats to Sovereignty? - at BBA
Speakers: Thomas A. Barnico of Boston College Law School
International Public Law, Policy and Human Rights, International Transactions Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:00P M&A Litigation: The Latest On An Evolving Area of the Law - at BBA
Speakers: Daniel W. Halston of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP;
Shannon L. Hopkins of Levi & Korsinsky
Antitrust & Business Litigation Committee, Class Actions Committee, Securities Enforcement and Litigation Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:30P The Changing of the Guard: The New Direction of the National Labor Relations Board and the Consequences for Higher Education Employers - at BBA
Speakers: Nicholas D. DiGiovanni Jr. of Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP
College & University Law Section
more info / RSVP>>
3:00P CLE - In-Depth Planning for Artists and Art Collectors: A Foundation for Intellectual Property and Trusts & Estates Attorneys - at BBA
Speakers: Nancy Ellen Dempze of Hemenway & Barnes LLP;
James F. Grace of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts;
Sheri Mason of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts;
Cameron Casey of Ropes & Gray LLP;
Vivian Ebersman of AXA Art Insurance Corporation;
Elizabeth M. Chapin of Christie's;
Tash Perrin of Christie's;
Robert Petersen of JP Morgan Private Bank
Trusts & Estates Section, Intellectual Property Law Section, Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Committee
more info / Register>>
4:30P BBA Executive Committee - at BBA
5:00P State Law Update: Forensic Experts on Developing Rules Regarding DNA, Fingerprint, and Ballistics Evidence - at BBA
Speakers: Hon. Elspeth B. Cypher of Massachusetts Appeals Court;
Hon. Linda E. Giles of Superior Court;
Hon. Peter W. Agnes Jr. of Superior Court;
Patrick Haggan of Suffolk County District Attorney's Office;
John Cunha of Cunha & Holcomb, P.C.
Criminal Law Section
more info / RSVP>>

Thursday, May 12, 2011
8:30A The Nuts and Bolts of a Credit Agreement - at BBA
Speakers: Jennifer M. Adams of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP;
Sabrina Rusnak-Carlson of Proskauer Rose LLP;
Melissa Schwab Wright of Goulston & Storrs - A Professional Corporation
Business Law Section, New Lawyers Section
more info / RSVP>>
12:00P Open Forum Discussion on Current Issues in Land Use & Development - at BBA
Land Use and Development Committee
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12:00P How Hedge Funds Became a Technology Industry - at BBA
Speakers: Edward Black of Ropes & Gray LLP;
James Yeagle of Ropes & Gray LLP
Intellectual Property Law Committee
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12:30P Business Law Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
3:00P CLE - Negotiating the Deal: Employment and Severance Agreements for Mid and Upper Level Executives - at BBA
Speakers: Robert M. Hale of Goodwin Procter LLP;
Paul V. Holtzman of Krokidas & Bluestein LLP;
Sharen Litwin of Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP;
Andrew C. Pickett of Jackson Lewis LLP;
Leslie Crane Slavin of Lourie & Cutler, PC
Labor & Employment Law Section
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4:00P Redevelopment in Boston: A Conversation - at BBA
Speakers: Lawrence S. DiCara of Nixon Peabody LLP;
David McGowan of Suffolk County District Attorney's Office;
Paul McMorrow of CommonWealth Magazine;
Richard Garver
Environmental Law Section, Real Estate Section, Business Law Section, New Lawyers Section
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Friday, May 13, 2011
8:30A Bankruptcy Law Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
9:00A Finance Committee Conference Call - at BBA
11:30A Immigration Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:00P Meet & Greet Luncheon - at BBA
Solo & Small Firm Section
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12:30P Pro Bono Representation of Land Trusts and Conservation Commissions: Opportunities and Practical Advice - at BBA
Speakers: Kenneth F. Whittaker of Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP;
Robert A. Levite
Environmental Law Section, Real Estate Section
more info / RSVP>>
1:00P BBJ Board of Editors Meeting - at BBA
1:00P Solo & Small Firm Section Steering Committee - at BBA
6:00P Visit the Museum of Science's Race Exhibit with the Diversity & Inclusion Section - at Museum of Science, 1 Science Park
New Lawyers Section, Diversity & Inclusion Section
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