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E-newsletter of the Boston Bar Association December 13, 2010
The Boston Bar Association
VOICES OF THE BAR
If you could receive one gift this holiday season, what would it be?
HEADLINES
Congratulations, Chief Justice Ireland
Thank You, (ret.) Justice Margaret Marshall
Adams Benefit: MFA's New Wing the Talk of the Town
BBA Lawyer Referral Service Partners with ABA and Dept. of Labor
Harvard Dean Martha Minow to Present Keynote at Law Day Dinner 2011
LAW FIRM NEWS
Davis Malm Hosts SBA Regional Administrator Jeanne Hulit
EAPD Launches Mass Torts Blog
Nutter McClennen & Fish Extends Lease at Seaport West
ISSUESPOT - THE BBA'S PUBLIC POLICY BLOG
Homestead: From the Council to the Governor’s Desk
FROM THE STATE COURTS
SJC Announces Members of Task Force to Review Hiring and Promotion Practices
New Leadership in Superior Court's Business Litigation Session To Begin in January
SJC Standing Advisory Committee Seeks Candidates
PHOTO ALBUMS
Mistakes New Lawyers Make
Non-Compete Q and A: Discussing the Proposal to Endorse House Bill 4607
Handling Individual Chapter 11 Cases
Update on Secured Transactions Under the Uniform Commercial Code
FEATURED CLE
1/13/2011 - The Child Support Guidelines: A Second Anniversary Review
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1/19/2011 - Intellectual Property Year in Review
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3/3/2011 - "Register Early and Save": Superior Court Bench Meets Bar
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PLANNING AHEAD
12/13/2010 - Immigration and International Sections Holiday Party
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12/15/2010 - Environmental Law Section Holiday Party
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12/15/2010 - VITA Information Session & Registration Social
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12/16/2010 - The Impact of Padilla v. Kentucky: A Discussion With Judges, Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys
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More than 70 young lawyers convened to receive guidance and advice from panelists R. Liliana Baldwin (Hirsch Roberts Weinstein), Martha Born (Biogen Idec Inc.), Lucy D. Lovrien (Attorney at Law), David E. Wilson (Corwin & Corwin) and Wendell C. Taylor (Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr) at the BBA's bi-annual Mistakes New Lawyers Make program.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday, December 13, 2010
12:00P Recent Developments in Proxy Disclosure of Executive Compensation - at BBA
Speakers: Marian A. Tse of Goodwin Procter LLP;
Pamela B. Greene of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C.
ERISA Committee, Corporate Law Committee, Securities Law Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:00P Indemnifications in IP Transactions - at BBA
Speakers: Karen Faulds Copenhaver of Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Computer and Internet Law Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:00P How (Not) to Represent a Financial Institution Before the Massachusetts Division of Banks - at BBA
Speakers: Joseph A. Leonard Jr. of Massachusetts Division of Banks
Banking & Financial Services Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:00P Tax Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:00P Implementing EPA's Clean Water and Drinking Water Infrastructure Sustainability Policy in Massachusetts - at BBA
Speakers: Norman Edward Bartlett II of Bowditch & Dewey, LLP - Metro West Office;
Jackie LeClair of EPA New England;
Steve McCurdy of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Wetlands, Waterways and Water Quality Committee
more info / RSVP>>
5:00P What to Do When You Meet the Massachusetts Securities Division - A Defense Lawyer's Perspective - at BBA
Speakers: Allison D. Burroughs of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP;
Andrew Good of Good & Cormier;
Neil Gregory McGaraghan of Bingham McCutchen LLP;
Martin F. Murphy of Foley Hoag LLP
Criminal Law Section, Securities Enforcement and Litigation Committee
more info / RSVP>>
5:00P Immigration and International Sections Holiday Party - at BBA
Speakers: David L. Yas of Bernstein Global Wealth Management
Immigration Law Section, International Law Section
more info / RSVP>>
6:00P Second Annual Consumer Bankruptcy Committee Holiday "Rap" - at BBA
Bankruptcy Law Section, Consumer Bankruptcy Committee
more info / RSVP>>

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
8:30A Litigation Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:00P MassDevelopment: Financing for Affordable Housing - at BBA
Speakers: Jeffrey W. Sacks of Nixon Peabody LLP;
Peter Hollands of Boston Private Bank & Trust Co.
Real Estate Finance Committee, Affordable Housing Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:00P Senior Lawyers Section Holiday Lunch - at Boston College Club, 100 Federal Street, 36th Floor
Senior Lawyers Section
more info / RSVP>>
12:00P Special Purpose Entities and Opinion Practice - at BBA
Speakers: Pamela Smith Holleman of Sullivan & Worcester LLP
Bankruptcy Law Section
more info / RSVP>>
12:30P Gift Tax Return Preparation - at BBA
Speakers: Sara W. Condon of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C.
Estate Planning Fundamentals Committee
more info / RSVP>>
1:00P Judge Gertner Presents The Electronic Federal Courtroom - at , Moakley Courthouse, One Courthouse Way, Boston
Speakers: Hon. Nancy Gertner of United States District Court;
Christopher Gross of Massachusetts Information Technology Division;
Paul G. Levenson of U.S. Attorney's Office
Federal Practice and Procedure Committee, Criminal Law Section
more info / RSVP>>
4:15P Family Law Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
4:15P Joint Meeting: BBA Council & BBF Trustees - at BBA
5:30P Insight to Understanding Tax Returns and Financial Statements in Domestic Relations Cases - at BBA
Speakers: Marc Bello of Edelstein & Company LLP
Tax Section, Family Law Section
more info / RSVP>>
6:00P Leadership Holiday Party - at BBA
more info / RSVP>>

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
12:30P Health Law Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:30P Recent Solid Waste Program Amendments to M.G.L. c. 111, § 150A - at BBA
Speakers: Laurel Ann Mackay of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection;
Cheryl Sbarra of Massachusetts Association of Health Boards
Hazardous and Solid Waste Committee
more info / RSVP>>
5:00P BBA Group Mentoring Meeting for Group #5 - at BBA
5:30P Environmental Law Section Holiday Party - at BBA
Environmental Law Section
more info / RSVP>>
6:00P VITA Information Session & Registration Social - at BBA
Speakers: Sonia J. Kwon of Lynch, Brewer, Hoffman & Fink LLP
New Lawyers Section, Tax Section
more info / RSVP>>

Thursday, December 16, 2010
12:00P Reviewing Your Cousin's P&S: What Everyone Should Know About Residential Purchase and Sale Agreements - at BBA
Speakers: William S. Bonaccorso of Bonaccorso & Associaties
Title & Conveyancing Committee, New Lawyers Section
more info / RSVP>>
4:00P The Impact of Padilla v. Kentucky: A Discussion With Judges, Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys - at BBA
Speakers: Hon. Patti B. Saris of United States District Court;
Wendy S. Wayne of Committee for Public Counsel Services - Somerville;
John P. Zanini of Suffolk County District Attorney's Office;
Martin Richey of Office of the Federal Public Defender;
Donald Cabell of U.S. Attorney's Office;
Mary Ann Driscoll of West Roxbury District Court
Immigration Law Section, Criminal Law Section, International Public Law, Policy and Human Rights
more info / RSVP>>
6:00P New Lawyers Section Holiday Party - at BBA
New Lawyers Section
more info / RSVP>>

Friday, December 17, 2010
12:00P When Worlds Collide: Litigating Employment Misclassification Cases Involving Business Franchisors and Franchisees - at BBA
Speakers: Michael D. Vhay of DLA Piper LLP (US) - Boston Office
Antitrust & Business Litigation Committee
more info / RSVP>>
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