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E-newsletter of the Boston Bar Association September 12, 2011
The Boston Bar Association
VOICES OF THE BAR
What do you like most about fall in New England?
HEADLINES
Meet BBA Prez Lisa Goodheart
Pierce Atwood Becomes BBA Sponsor Firm
Court Budget Cutbacks Causing Real Pain for Real People -- So Says BBA President Lisa C. Goodheart
ANNUAL MEETING UPDATE
Annual Meeting Halfway Sold Out
John G. Brooks and Thurgood Marshall Award Winners Announced
ISSUESPOT - THE BBA'S PUBLIC POLICY BLOG
Reader Comments Re: Reduced Court Hours Miss the Mark
WE'VE HEARD...
CPCS Offers Plan to Increase Number of Public Defenders
Unpaid Internship at US Atty's Office
LAW FIRM NEWS
Fourteen Burns & Levinson Boston Based Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America® 2012
Chambers USA Ranks Burns & Levinson Attorney "Notable Practitioner" for Labor & Employment Law
Choate, Hall & Stewart Partner Named 2011 "Top Woman of Law" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Sugarman's Adopted Home
Weil, Gotshal & Manges Appoints New Managing Partner
STATE COURT HAPPENINGS
SJC Task Force Issues Action Plan for Hiring and Promotion of Trial Court Administrative Employees
Deadline Nears for SJC Pro Bono Recognition Opportunity
FEATURED CLE
10/19/2011 - Doing Business In Canada: Cross-border Considerations
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10/25/2011 - Good Governance Practices for Health Care, Educational & Other Non-Profit Organizations
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11/4/2011 - The New Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code
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PLANNING AHEAD
9/19/2011 - Fixing the Student Health Care Dilemma in Public Higher Education
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9/19/2011 - Taking the Supreme Court's Temperature on Climate Change Litigation: A Recap of the Court's Decision in AEP v. Connecticut, and a Look Ahead
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9/21/2011 - Diversity & Inclusion Section Open House Reception
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9/22/2011 - New Season, New Session: What We Can Expect from the State House This Fall
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New Lawyers Section Co-Chairs Alexandra Gorman (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom) and Merritt Dattel McGowan (MA Office of the Attorney General) convene the first steering committee of the year at 16 Beacon Street. The New Lawyers Section is the largest Section of the BBA, making up more than 15% of membership.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday, September 12, 2011
12:00P Hanging Out Your Shingle as a Mediator or Arbitrator - at BBA
Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
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12:00P Tax Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
3:00P Civil Right to Counsel Project - at BBA
4:00P The Impact of Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes on Class Action and Civil Rights Cases - at BBA
Speakers: Gary Klein of Roddy Klein & Ryan;
James W. Bucking of Foley Hoag LLP;
Shannon Liss-Riordan of Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C;
Andrea C. Kramer of Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP
Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Section, Class Actions Committee, Federal Practice and Procedure Committee, Labor & Employment Law Section
more info / RSVP>>
6:00P SABA GB Panel Discussion: Anti-Terrorism Law Post-9/11 and Its Impact on Civil Rights - at Pierce Atwood LLP, 100 Summer Street

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
12:00P Welcome to Fall: Consumer Bankruptcy Committee Meet & Greet - at BBA
Consumer Bankruptcy Committee
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12:00P Real Estate Finance Overview for Junior Associates (Part I of II) - at BBA
Speakers: Paige A. Manning of Goulston & Storrs - A Professional Corporation;
Christopher R. Froeb of Nixon Peabody LLP
Real Estate Finance Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:30P Financial Services Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
4:15P Family Law Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
5:30P Annual Family Law Section Welcoming Reception - at BBA
Family Law Section
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6:00P The BBA Recycles at Fenway Park with the Red Sox Green Team - at Fenway Park,

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
12:00P International Law Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:00P Introduction to SEC Investigations - at BBA
Speakers: Ian D. Roffman of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP;
R. Daniel O'Connor of Ropes & Gray LLP;
Luke T. Cadigan of K & L Gates LLP
New Lawyers Section, Securities Enforcement and Litigation Committee
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12:30P Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct on Campus in the Wake of the OCR's Guidance on Title IX Compliance - at BBA
Speakers: Steven S. Locke of Brandeis University;
R. Liliana Palacios-Baldwin of Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP
College & University Law Section
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5:30P Financial Services Section Kick-Off Event - at BBA
Financial Services Section
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
7:30A MAHA Annual Breakfast Reception - at Boston College Club, 100 Federal Street
8:30A New Bankruptcy Lawyers Committee 2011-2012 "Kick-Off" Breakfast - at WilmerHale LLP, 60 State Street
New Bankruptcy Lawyers Committee
more info / RSVP>>
8:30A Environmental Law Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:00P Preparing for Argument Before the United States Supreme Court: The Bilski Case - at BBA
Speakers: J. Michael Jakes of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Intellectual Property Law Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:00P New Market Tax Credits and Affordable Housing Development - at BBA
Speakers: Deborah Favreau of Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation;
Joel J. Feinberg of Bartlett Hackett Feinberg PC;
Joseph Lieber of Klein Hornig LLP;
Elka T. Sachs of Krokidas & Bluestein LLP;
Stephen M. Nolan of Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP
Affordable Housing Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:30P Attorney-Client Program Series, Part 1: Engagement (and Non-Engagement) Letters and Fee Agreements - at BBA
Speakers: James J. Dillon of Foley Hoag LLP
New Lawyers Section, Solo & Small Firm Section
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4:00P Judge Gertner: Reflections on 17 Years on the Federal Bench - at BBA
Speakers: Nancy Gertner of Harvard Law School;
Peter B. Krupp of Lurie & Krupp, LLP;
Emily Ruth Schulman of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP;
Theodore B. Heinrich of U.S. Attorney's Office
Criminal Law Section
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5:30P New Lawyers Section Welcome Back Social - at BBA
New Lawyers Section
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Friday, September 16, 2011
12:30P When a Contest Isn't Just a Contest: Understanding the Differences Between Sweepstakes, Contests, and Illegal Lotteries - at BBA
Speakers: Gregory M. Krakau of Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC
Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Committee
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12:30P Massachusetts Basis Problem for Property Acquired from Decedents - at BBA
Speakers: Kenneth P. Brier of Brier & Geurden LLP
Estate Planning Committee
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12:30P Immigration Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
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