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E-newsletter of the Boston Bar Association November 14, 2011
The Boston Bar Association
VOICES OF THE BAR
When did you decide that you wanted to be a lawyer?
HEADLINES
BBA's Practical Skills Series Big Draw for New Lawyers
BBA Launches "The Sustainable Lawyer"
Last Week to Register for Beacon Awards
Senate Hearing on Parole Sparks Comments Re: Mandatory Minimums
BBA Signs on to Amicus Brief Challenging DOMA
LAW FIRM NEWS
Above the Law Names Boston's "Top Partner to Work For"
Bingham Partner Named 2011 Preiskel-Silverman Fellow at Yale
Greenberg Traurig and Boston University Alumni Association Host a Reception in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Looney & Grossman’s Bill Looney Will Be Missed
Murphy & King Receives Top Tier Placement in "Best Law Firms" Ranking
Murphy & King WelcomesTwo Cristo Rey Boston High School Students
Nixon Peabody Partner Winner of Annual RX for Excellence Awards
New Director Joins Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster
ISSUESPOT - THE BBA'S PUBLIC POLICY BLOG
BBA Signs on to Amicus Brief Challenging DOMA
WE'VE HEARD...
Private Counsel Compensation Hearings
AFFINITY BAR NEWS
SABA GB Annual Gala
PHOTO ALBUMS
The New Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code
Labor Law for the Union and Non-Union Workplace
Bankruptcy Venue Roundtable
Streamlined Sales Tax and Federal Legislation Affecting State Taxation
STATE COURT HAPPENINGS
Additional Court Locations to Adjust Public Office Hours -- Concord, Marlborough and Salem District Courts Seek to Reduce Backlogs
CLE AT A GLANCE
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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12/6/2011 - Business Valuation in Divorce – Post Adams
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PLANNING AHEAD
11/28/2011 - Predatory Lending, Unlawful Foreclosures, and Attorney General Enforcement Initiatives
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11/28/2011 - Effective Use of 93A: Plaintiffs' and Defendants' Perspectives
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11/29/2011 - Effective Use of 93A: Plaintiffs' and Defendants' Perspectives
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11/29/2011 - New Lawyers Section Speed Networking Event
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More than 150 guests convened at the Millennium Bostonian Hotel to review the forms and procedures under the new Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday, November 14, 2011
12:00P Tax Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:00P RGGI: Where Are We and Where Are We Headed? - at BBA
Speakers: Peter Rothstein of New England Clean Energy Council;
Peter Shattuck of Environment Northeast
Energy and Telecommunications Law Committee, Air Quality and Climate Change Committee
more info / RSVP>>

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
11:30A Senior Lawyers Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:00P Contingent Value Rights In Life Sciences Transactions - at BBA
Speakers: Marko Steve Zatylny of Ropes & Gray LLP;
Mark W. Bellomy of Ropes & Gray LLP
Life Sciences Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:00P Genetics and the Law - at BBA
Speakers: Philip R. Reilly of Third Rock Ventures;
Hon. Stephen E. Neel of JAMS
Health Law Section, Senior Lawyers Section
more info / RSVP>>
12:00P Administration of Justice Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:30P Avoiding Problems when Drafting and Using Durable Powers of Attorney - at BBA
Speakers: Steven M. Cohen of Cohen & Oalican, LLP;
Harriet Holzman Onello;
Matthew Marcus of Colucci Colucci Marcus & Flavin, P.C.
Elder Law and Disability Planning Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:30P Lunch with DEP Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner on MassDEP Regulatory Reform and Other Initiatives - at BBA
Speakers: Kenneth L. Kimmell of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection;
Alicia Barton McDevitt of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Environmental Law Section, Energy and Telecommunications Law Committee, Real Estate Section
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4:00P Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Pro Bono Volunteer Lawyer Training: Representing a Pro Bono Debtor - at BBA
Speakers: Elaine M. Benkoski of Law Offices of Elaine M. Benkoski;
Joanna G. Allison of Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association;
Donald R. Lassman of Law Office of Donald R. Lassman
Bankruptcy Pro Bono Committee
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4:15P BBA Council - at BBA
5:30P New Lawyers Section Pro Bono Committee Meeting - at BBA

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
12:00P Patent Reform: The New Law and Your Business - What You Need to Know - at WilmerHale Venture Group, 850 Winter Street
Speakers: Mary Rose Scozzafava of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP;
Larissa S. Park of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Corporate Counsel Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:30P Health Law Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:30P RESCHEDULED to 12/15: Identifying and Managing Environmental Risk in Real Estate and Corporate Transactions - at BBA
Speakers: Jennifer Sulla of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C.;
William J. Squires III of Bingham McCutchen LLP
4:00P Subpoenas and Search Warrants - at BBA
Speakers: Barbara Rowland of CVS Corp;
Paul G. Cushing of Partners HealthCare;
Damian W. Wilmot of Goodwin Procter LLP;
Diana K. Lloyd of Choate Hall & Stewart LLP;
David M. Losier of Burns & Levinson LLP
New Lawyers Section, Criminal Law Section
more info / RSVP>>
6:00P BBA Beacon Award Ceremony - at Boston Harbor Hotel, Wharf Room
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Thursday, November 17, 2011
12:00P Crafting a Career in IP: A Candid Look at Different Paths to Practicing Intellectual Property Law - at BBA
Speakers: Keith E Toms of Saunders & Silverstein LLP;
Colin Durham of Reebok International Ltd;
Megan R. Baca of Ropes & Gray LLP
Intellectual Property Law Committee, New Lawyers Section
more info / RSVP>>
12:00P Attorney-Client Program Series, Part 3: Terminating the Attorney-Client Relationship - at BBA
Speakers: Kenneth A. Reich of KennethReichLaw;
Stacey A.L. Best of Office of Bar Counsel
Solo & Small Firm Section, New Lawyers Section
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12:00P Dealing with Bank Fraud - at BBA
Speakers: David Christopher Phalen of Bartlett Hackett Feinberg PC;
Corey Bazylinski of Grant Thornton LLP - Boston Office
Banking Committee
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12:30P Diversity & Inclusion Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
5:00P Expert Use of Experts - at BBA
Speakers: John F. Nardizzi of Nardizzi & Associates, Inc;
Marc Nascarella of Gradient Corporation;
Robert Kinscherff of Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology;
Irvin J. Rakhlin
New Lawyers Practical Skills Committee
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Friday, November 18, 2011
8:30A Bankruptcy Law Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:30P Issues Facing Trustees Under the MUPC - at BBA
Speakers: Jennifer Locke of Goodwin Procter LLP
Estate Planning Committee
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1:00P BBJ Board of Editors Meeting - at BBA
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