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E-newsletter of the Boston Bar Association October 31, 2011
The Boston Bar Association
VOICES OF THE BAR
What is the best Halloween costume you have ever worn / what are your plans for Halloween this year?
HEADLINES
No Longer Flying Solo -- The BBA's Solo & Small Firm Group Mentoring Program
Callers Express Praise for Lawyer Referral Service Attorneys
PRO BONO MONTH
VLP Announces September Honor Roll
Training for Trying a Case in Boston Housing Court Photo Album
Representing Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families in Family Court
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Pro Bono Volunteer Lawyer Training: Representing a Pro Bono Debtor
Volunteer with Cradles 2 Crayons
ISSUESPOT - THE BBA'S PUBLIC POLICY BLOG
Inadequate Funding Threatens Delivery of Justice in MA
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Court Administrator - MA Trial Court
Access to Justice Coordinator
2011 MASSACHUSETTS SUPER LAWYERS & RISING STARS
Burns & Levinson
Looney & Grossman
Sugarman Rogers Barshak & Cohen
Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers
Verrill Dana
WE'VE HEARD...
Robert Foster Confirmed as Land Court Judge
See the Environmental Law Section Fall Hike Photos
LAW FIRM NEWS
GCR Says Bingham's Antitrust Practice is "Elite"
Foley Hoag Partner Named to American Intellectual Property Law Association Board of Directors
DLA Piper Adds New Associates
Goodwin Procter and Sherin & Lodgen Attorneys Speak @ NELF Fall Breakfast Program
SJC Honors Mintz Levin with 2011 Adams Pro Bono Publico Award
Murphy & King Shareholder is Bankruptcy-Litigation Lawyer of the Year
Nixon Peabody Named Top Green-It Organization
Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster Names New Director in Trusts and Estates Department
Kazakhstani Judges Visit Boston Courtesy of Sherin & Lodgen
Verrill Dana Adds New Counsel
PHOTO ALBUMS
Good Governance Practices for Health Care, Educational & Other Non-Profit Organizations
District Court and Boston Municipal Court Bench Meets Bar
Power Plant Siting in Massachusetts
STATE COURT HAPPENINGS
Media Advisory - Adams Pro Bono Awards
CLE AT A GLANCE
11/1/2011 - International Perspectives on Family Law Practice: International Child Custody and the Hague Convention
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11/4/2011 - The New Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code
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11/9/2011 - Labor Law for the Union and Non-Union Workplace
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PLANNING AHEAD
11/8/2011 - Upcoming Amendments to the Rules: What You Need to Know
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11/9/2011 - Involuntary Leaves for College and University Students: A Discussion of the Challenges in Policy, Practice, and Process
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11/10/2011 - Economic Incentives in the Innovation District
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At the District Court and Boston Municipal Court Bench Meets Bar, attendees had a unique opportunity to ask questions and meet judges one on one. (L-R) Program Co-Chair David Robinson (Ruberto Israel & Weiner), Judge Robert V. Greco (District Court), Judge Albert S. Conlon (District Court), Judge Tracy-Lee Lyons (Boston Municipal Court), Judge Allen G. Swan (District Court), Chief Justice Lynda M. Connolly (District Court) and Program Co-Chair Rebecca MacDowell (Brown Rudnick).

THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday, October 31, 2011
12:00P Opportunities in Bankruptcy Law - at Northeastern University School of Law, 65 Forsyth Street
Bankruptcy Law Section, Diversity & Inclusion Section
more info / RSVP>>

Tuesday, November 01, 2011
8:30A Environmental Law Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:00P Tax Exempt Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
4:00P CLE - International Perspectives on Family Law Practice: International Child Custody and the Hague Convention - at BBA
Speakers: Hon. Dorothy M. Gibson of Probate and Family Court Administrative Office;
Gary O. Todd of Todd & Weld LLP;
Patricia M. Hoff of U.S. Department of State;
John H. Daignault PsyD.
Family Law Section, International Law Section
more info / Register>>
5:30P Real Estate Section Social with Guest Speaker Peter Meade, Director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority - at BBA
Speakers: Peter Meade of Boston Redevelopment Authority
Real Estate Section
more info / RSVP>>
5:30P Labor & Employment Steering Committee - at BBA

Wednesday, November 02, 2011
8:30A New Lawyers Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:00P Real Estate Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:30P Basic Estate Plan Documents - at BBA
Speakers: Matthew R. Hillery of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
Practice Fundamentals Committee
more info / RSVP>>
4:30P Criminal Law Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA

Thursday, November 03, 2011
12:00P Survey of Pending Federal Data Breach Legislation: Is Massachusetts (and its WISP) About to be Preempted by Federal Law? - at BBA
Speakers: John H Lacey of McCormack Firm, LLC
Privacy Law Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:00P Trusts & Estates New Developments Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:30P Tank Barges, Tugboats, Buzzards Bay and Oil Spills: NEPA Foul Invalidates Coast Guard Attempt to Preempt Massachusetts Law - at BBA
Speakers: Seth Schofield of Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General;
Jonathan M. Ettinger of Foley Hoag LLP
Environmental Litigation Committee
more info / RSVP>>

Friday, November 04, 2011
8:30A CLE - The New Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code - at Millennium Bostonian Hotel, 26 North Street
Speakers: Mark A. Leahy of Whittum & Leahy;
Jennifer M. Rivera Ulwick of Middlesex Probate and Family Court;
Thomas P. Jalkut of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP;
Kerry Spindler of Goulston & Storrs - A Professional Corporation;
Evelyn Patsos of Worcester Probate & Family Court;
Jennifer Laucirica of Goodwin Procter LLP
Trusts & Estates Section
more info / Register>>
12:00P Intellectual Property Law Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:00P Meet & Greet Luncheon - at BBA
Solo & Small Firm Section
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12:00P Bankruptcy Venue Roundtable - at BBA
Speakers: Christopher R. Mirick of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP - NY;
Mackenzie L. Shea of K & L Gates LLP;
Douglas R. Gooding of Choate Hall & Stewart LLP;
Hon. Frank J. Bailey of U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Bankruptcy Law Section
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1:00P Solo & Small Firm Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
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