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E-newsletter of the Boston Bar Association November 7, 2011
The Boston Bar Association
VOICES OF THE BAR
What is one thing you know now that you wish you knew in law school?
HEADLINES
Boston Bar Foundation Welcomes New Society of Fellows Members
MA Uniform Trust Code Passes House
BBA Offers Membership Discount to Law Students
LAW FIRM NEWS
BDLWTG Adds New Associate
Foley Hoag's Martin Murphy Appointed to Special Commission re MA Criminal Justice System
Foley Hoag Partner Receives Scholar-Mentor Award
Hinckley Allen & Snyder Forms Strategic Alliance with Crumbie Law Group
Ogletree Deakins Named Law Firm of the Year in Litigation - Labor & Employment
Robinson & Cole Hosts Annual Boston Women's Networking Event
Schwartz Hannum Joins Boston Bar Association as Sponsor Firm
Verrill Dana Receives Top Tier Rankings in 27 Areas
ISSUESPOT - THE BBA'S PUBLIC POLICY BLOG
Let's Not Revisit the Tax on Legal Services
ACCESS TO JUSTICE
Chief Judge Bailey Issues Call for Chapter 7 Pro Bono Volunteers
Read Margaret Marshall's Op-ed on Legal Aid
Save the Date - 13th Annual Walk to the Hill
Representing Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families in Family Court
ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE FRONT
Volunteer Lawyers Project Receives Technology Initiative Grant from Legal Services Corporation
BBA President Lisa Goodheart will be "Principal for a Day"
BBA Lawyer Referral Service Reaches Out at the Boomers & Seniors Expo
Lawyers Clearinghouse Launches "Legal Checkup" Program for Nonprofits
VITA Information Session & Registration Social
WEEKLY WEB FINDINGS
EMC Takes More Work in House
How Useful Is Your Halloween Costume? Knock-off Costumes and the Useful Article Doctrine
US Sentencing Commission Sends Report to Congress - Reassess Certain Mandatory Minimum Penalties
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Get Your Beacon Award Tix Before its Too Late
RESPONSES TO RECENT GLOBE SPOTLIGHT SERIES
Statement by the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court
Statement of MA Judges Conference President
PHOTO ALBUMS
Real Estate Section Social with Guest Speaker Peter Meade, Director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority
International Perspectives on Family Law Practice: International Child Custody and the Hague Convention
Basic Estate Plan Documents
CLE AT A GLANCE
11/9/2011 - Labor Law for the Union and Non-Union Workplace
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11/21/2011 - Effective Trial Presentation: Experts Discuss What Works - and What Flops - in the Courtroom
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11/30/2011 - U.S. Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs and Investors
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PLANNING AHEAD
11/15/2011 - Lunch with DEP Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner on MassDEP Regulatory Reform and Other Initiatives
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11/16/2011 - Identifying and Managing Environmental Risk in Real Estate and Corporate Transactions
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11/17/2011 - Attorney-Client Program Series, Part 3: Terminating the Attorney-Client Relationship
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11/17/2011 - Dealing with Bank Fraud
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At this week's Real Estate Section Social, Co-Chairs Carla M. Moynihan (Robinson & Cole LLP) and Renee LeFevre (Boston Redevelopment Authority) welcomed guest speaker Peter Meade, Director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday, November 07, 2011
8:30A New Lawyers Section Practical Skills Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:30P Trusts & Estates Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
4:00P Representing Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families in Family Court - at BBA
Speakers: Lisa M. LaFera;
Anna M. Schleelein of Shelter Legal Services Foundation;
Shannon L. McLaughlin of Massachusetts National Guard
New Lawyers Section, Family Law Section, Delivery of Legal Services Section, Solo & Small Firm Section
more info / RSVP>>

Tuesday, November 08, 2011
8:30A Litigation Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:00P Upcoming Amendments to the Rules: What You Need to Know - at BBA
Speakers: John P. Fitzgerald III of Office of the U.S. Trustee;
John Rao of National Consumer Law Center;
James M. Wilton of Ropes & Gray LLP;
James A. Wright III of Ropes & Gray LLP
Bankruptcy Law Section
more info / RSVP>>
12:00P Financial Services Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:30P OFAC - Compliance and Sanctions: What A Business Lawyer Needs to Know - at BBA
Speakers: Farhad Alavi of BHFA Law Group, PLLC
Business Transactions Section, International Law Section, Financial Services Section
more info / RSVP>>
4:15P Family Law Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
4:30P A Law Student Introduction to the Boston Bar Association - at Boston University School of Law, Room 1270
Speakers: Christopher D. Strang of Desmond, Strang & Scott, LLP;
Daniel Levin of Ropes & Gray LLP;
Sara Silva of Collora LLP;
Alisa L. Hacker of Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.;
Russell J. Stein of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP-Boston
New Lawyers Section
more info / RSVP>>
5:30P Navigating through the Department of Children and Families - at BBA
Speakers: Judith Morrison of Massachusetts Department of Children and Families;
Nancy Baratta of Committee for Public Counsel Services (CAFL Office) - Brockton
Family Law Section
more info / RSVP>>

Wednesday, November 09, 2011
9:00A Managing Your First Arbitration - at Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont Street
Litigation Section
more info / RSVP>>
12:00P Streamlined Sales Tax and Federal Legislation Affecting State Taxation: A Discussion with the Country's Experts - at BBA
Speakers: Harley Duncan of KPMG, LLP - Washington, DC Office;
Scott Peterson of Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board, Inc.
State & Local Tax Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:30P Involuntary Leaves for College and University Students: A Discussion of the Challenges in Policy, Practice, and Process - at BBA
Speakers: Sarah Neill of Simmons College;
Elizabeth Brody Gluck of Verrill Dana LLP
College & University Law Section
more info / RSVP>>
3:00P CLE - Labor Law for the Union and Non-Union Workplace - at BBA
Speakers: Rosemary Pye of National Labor Relations Board;
James Shaw of Segal Roitman LLP;
Terence P. McCourt of Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Ingrid Nava of SEIU Local 615;
Justin F. Keith of Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Labor & Employment Law Section
more info / Register>>
5:00P VITA Information Session & Registration Social - at BBA
New Lawyers Pro Bono Committee
more info / RSVP>>

Thursday, November 10, 2011
9:30A Representing Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors: A "How To" for Pro Bono Lawyers - at BBA
Speakers: Ann Cooper of KIND, Inc.
Family Law Section, New Lawyers Section, Immigration Law Section
more info / RSVP>>
12:00P Economic Incentives in the Innovation District - at BBA
Speakers: Myrna Putziger of Fallon Company;
Renee LeFevre of Boston Redevelopment Authority
Land Use and Development Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:00P Tax Implications of Liquidations of Partnerships and Family Limited Partnerships - at BBA
Speakers: Eugene F. Pollingue Jr. of Wagner Law Group, PC
Tax Section
more info / RSVP>>
12:30P Business Transactions Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA

Friday, November 11, 2011
  No Meetings Scheduled
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