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E-newsletter of the Boston Bar Association December 5, 2011
The Boston Bar Association
VOICES OF THE BAR
What are you most looking forward to this holiday season?
HEADLINES
BBA Member Meeting to Amend, Restate By-Laws
Give Back This Holiday Season
Celebrate the Holidays with the BBA
Katherine Michon Named Labor and Employment Section Co-Chair
HERBERT W. VAUGHAN REMEMBERED
Leading Lawyer, Preservationist and Philanthropist
Wiley Vaughan, Father of the Lawyer for a Day Program
BBA BLOGS
The Sustainable Lawyer: Firms Meet Green Challenge Head On
IssueSpot: Legislators Who Understand Need for Legal Aid
LAW FIRM NEWS
Bingham Expands in Asia With Beijing Office Launch
Four Choate Hall & Stewart Attorneys Singled Out as "2011 Top Massachusetts Super Lawyers"
Member of Duane Morris' Womens Initiative Attend Gala
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Partner Negotiates Dan Duquette's Baltimore Orioles Contract
Todd & Weld Adds Two New Associates
IN MEMORIAM
Gerald Gillerman Memorial Service
Eric Wodlinger
WE'VE HEARD...
Jonathan Chiel Named to Group Vetting Gaming Commission Finalists
Stephanie Lovell Joins Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA as VP and GC
Greater Boston Legal Services Staff Awards
AFFINITY BAR NEWS
2011 AALAM Holiday Party
PHOTO ALBUMS
New Lawyers Speed Networking
Predatory Lending, Unlawful Foreclosures, and Attorney General Enforcement Initiatives
U.S. Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs and Investors
CLE AT A GLANCE
12/8/2011 - Understanding State and Local Issues Concerning Land-Based Wind Facilities
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12/14/2011 - Debt Versus Equity: A Fresh Look at a Classic Question
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12/16/2011 - Nuts and Bolts of Federal & State Tax Law: An Intro to Tax Practice for General Practitioners, Tax Lawyers and Pro Bono Counsel
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PLANNING AHEAD
12/12/2011 - Drafting and Negotiating Cloud Computing Agreements: Privacy, Security and Contracting Issues
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12/13/2011 - The Supreme Court and Supreme Judicial Court: Are Their Decisions In Harmony or Discord?
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12/15/2011 - Reviewing Your Cousin's P&S Part II: The Condominium Version
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12/15/2011 - Identifying and Managing Environmental Risk in Real Estate and Corporate Transactions
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New Lawyers Speed Networking drew nearly 100 lawyers to the BBA’s 16 Beacon Street headquarters.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday, December 05, 2011
8:30A New Lawyers Section Practical Skills Committee Meeting - at BBA
4:00P Update From the U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and Her Staff: Two Years Into Her Tenure - at BBA
Speakers: Carmen M. Ortiz of U.S. Attorney's Office;
Jack W. Pirozzolo of U.S. Attorney's Office;
James F. Lang of U.S. Attorney's Office;
Jonathan L Kotlier of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP;
Peter E. Gelhaar of Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar, LLP
Criminal Law Section
more info / RSVP>>
5:30P Corporate Counsel Committee Holiday Networking Event - at BBA
Corporate Counsel Committee
more info / RSVP>>

Tuesday, December 06, 2011
8:30A Environmental Law Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:00P When Love Isn't Enough: Common Pitfalls in Applying for K-1 Fiancé Visas - at BBA
Speakers: Rebecca C. Minahan of Irish International Immigrant Center
Immigration Law Section
more info / RSVP>>
12:00P Caring for Seniors - Where Can We Turn for Clients, Parents and Ourselves? - at BBA
Speakers: Helen K. Kass;
Emily Saltz of Elder Resources
Senior Lawyers Section, Elder Law and Disability Planning Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:00P Tax Exempt Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
1:00P Senior Lawyers Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
4:00P CLE - Business Valuation in Divorce – Post Adams - at BBA
Speakers: Hon. Randy J. Kaplan of Middlesex Probate and Family Court;
Stephen J. Bravo of Apogee Business Valuations, Inc.;
Wendy O. Hickey of Nissenbaum Law Offices
Family Law Section
more info / Register>>
4:30P Sex, Violence, Videos, God, and Drugs: the First Amendment Ascendant - at BBA
Speakers: Mark Tushnet of Harvard Law School;
Michael Meltsner of Northeastern University School of Law;
Jeffrey D. Clements of Clements Law Office, LLC
Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Section, New Lawyers Section
more info / RSVP>>
5:30P Labor & Employment Steering Committee - at BBA

Wednesday, December 07, 2011
8:30A New Lawyers Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:00P Real Estate Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:00P Meet the New Commissioner of Revenue: A Discussion with Mass. Department of Revenue Commissioner Amy Pitter and General Counsel Kevin Brown - at BBA
Speakers: Amy Pitter of Massachusetts Department of Revenue;
Kevin Wells Brown of Massachusetts Department of Revenue
State & Local Tax Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:30P Effective Mediation of Professional Liability Cases - at BBA
Speakers: Warren F. Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Dispute Resolution LLC
Professional Liability Committee, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:30P Spotting Advanced Planning Issues and Opportunities - at BBA
Speakers: Vincent E. Bonzzoli of Family Estate Planning Law Group;
Jennifer N. Collins of Nixon Peabody LLP;
Geoffrey M. Mason of Ropes & Gray LLP
Practice Fundamentals Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:30P Recommendations of the Special Commission on Provider Price Reform - at BBA
Speakers: Jay Gonzales of Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance;
Áron I. Boros of Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy
Health Law Section
more info / RSVP>>
4:30P Criminal Law Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
5:30P Environmental Law Section Holiday Party - at BBA
Environmental Law Section
more info / RSVP>>

Thursday, December 08, 2011
12:00P The Ways and Means Territorial Proposal and Other Current International Issues - at BBA
Speakers: Stephen E. Shay of Harvard Law School
Tax Section
more info / RSVP>>
12:30P Business Transactions Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:30P Issues and Developments in Alternative Dispute Resolution - at BBA
Speakers: Catherine E. Shanks;
Walter Kevin McDonough of Elk Consulting Services LLC
Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Construction Law Committee
more info / RSVP>>
4:00P CLE - Understanding State and Local Issues Concerning Land-Based Wind Facilities - at BBA
Speakers: Hon. John F. Keenan of State Senate;
Steven Clarke of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs;
Lisa Louise Mead of Blatman, Bobrowski & Mead, LLC;
Charles A. Dale III;
Jonathan S. Klavens of Klavens Law Group, P.C.;
Seth A. Malamut of Sherin and Lodgen LLP;
Simon Thomas of Atlantic Design Engineers, L.L.C.
Energy and Telecommunications Law Committee, Business Transactions Section, Real Estate Section, Environmental Law Section
more info / Register>>
4:00P Basics of Intellectual Property Practice - at BBA
Speakers: Meredith Lee Ainbinder of Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP;
Sheri Mason of Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC;
Joshua Samuel Jarvis of Foley Hoag LLP;
Zachary R Gates of Burns & Levinson LLP
Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Committee, New Lawyers Practical Skills Committee
more info / RSVP>>
6:00P Intellectual Property Law Section Holiday Reception - at BBA
Intellectual Property Law Section
more info / RSVP>>

Friday, December 09, 2011
8:30A Bankruptcy Law Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:00P Meet & Greet Luncheon - at BBA
Solo & Small Firm Section
more info / RSVP>>
12:30P Trusts & Estates Section Mid-Year Review - at BBA
Speakers: Kristin T. Abati of Choate Hall & Stewart LLP;
Kelly A. Aylward of Bove & Langa, P.C.;
Brad Bedingfield of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP;
Alison Irving Glover of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C.;
Alison E Lothes of Sullivan & Worcester LLP;
Susan L. Repetti of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP;
Stacy K. Mullaney of Fiduciary Trust Company, Boston
Trusts & Estates Section
more info / RSVP>>
1:00P BBJ Board of Editors Meeting - at BBA
1:00P Solo & Small Firm Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
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