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E-newsletter of the Boston Bar Association December 12, 2011
The Boston Bar Association
VOICES OF THE BAR
What is "classic New England?"
THE COURTS
Open Checkbook Shows Judiciary as Tiny Sliver
Notice of Final Amendment to Local Rule 46.0
Employment Opportunity - Legal Publishing Specialist
LAW FIRM NEWS
Goulston & Storrs Director Awarded the 2011 NAIOP Government Affairs Award
Hirsch Roberts Weinstein Moves to New Expanded Offices at 24 Federal Street
Nixon Peabody Perfect on Corporate Equality Index
Robinson & Cole Partners Build Bikes for Boys & Girls Club of Newport
Sullivan & Worcester Wins 2010 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Law Firm Challenge
BBA BLOGS
The Sustainable Lawyer: A Virtual Visit with Mackie Shea O'Brien
Behind Our Public Policy Focus
PHOTO ALBUMS
Update From the U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and Her Staff: Two Years Into Her Tenure
Meet the New Commissioner of Revenue Amy Pitter
Recommendations of the Special Commission on Provider Price Reform
Equal Justice Coalition Beacon of Justice Legislative Recognition Reception
CLE AT A GLANCE
12/15/2011 - 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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1/18/2011 - Intellectual Property Year in Review
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PLANNING AHEAD
12/19/2011 - The Supreme Judicial Courtís Recent Amendment to Mass. R. Civ. P. 23
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12/20/2011 - Executive Compensation Votes and Golden Parachute Disclosure: Lessons Learned
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12/20/2011 - Clerks and Court Officers: Insights from the Shadows
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United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz and her staff stopped by 16 Beacon Street for an update two years into her tenure.
L-R: James F. Lang (Chief, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney's Office), Jack W. Pirozzolo (First Assistant United States Attorney), Carmen M. Ortiz (United States Attorney) and moderators Daniel S. Savrin (Bingham McCutchen LLP) and Jonathan L Kotlier (Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP).

THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday, December 12, 2011
12:00P Drafting and Negotiating Cloud Computing Agreements: Privacy, Security and Contracting Issues - at BBA
Speakers: Matthew A. Karlyn of Foley & Lardner LLP;
Peter F. McLaughlin of Foley & Lardner LLP;
Raj Aggarwal of Localytics;
Prasad Thammineni of OfficeDrop
Computer and Internet Law Committee, Privacy Law Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:00P Tax Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:30P Trusts & Estates Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
8:30A Litigation Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
12:00P Municipal Insolvency: Chapter 9 and Out of Bankruptcy Court Solutions - at BBA
Speakers: William W. Kannel of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C.;
Adrienne K. Walker of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C.
Bankruptcy Law Section
more info / RSVP>>
12:30P Litigating Environmental Property Damage Claims On A Class Action Basis - at BBA
Speakers: Martin E. Levin of Stern, Shapiro, Weissberg & Garin LLP;
Jonathan Avery of Avery Associates;
Peter Knight of Robinson & Cole, LLP-Hartford;
Ron Zdrojeski of Robinson & Cole, LLP-Hartford
Class Actions Committee, Environmental Litigation Committee
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12:30P The Supreme Court and Supreme Judicial Court: Are Their Decisions In Harmony or Discord? - at BBA
Speakers: Edward Rapacki of Ellis & Rapacki LLP;
Martin J. Newhouse of New England Legal Foundation;
David H. Gibbs of Bowditch & Dewey, LLP - Boston Office
Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
more info / RSVP>>
12:30P Financial Services Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
4:00P CLE - Mistakes New Lawyers Make: Don't Learn From YOUR Mistakes, Learn From OURS! - at BBA
Speakers: Juan A. Concepcion of Nixon Peabody LLP;
Sarah G. Kim of Bingham McCutchen LLP;
Terrence L. Parker of Parker Law Offices;
Luz A. Arevalo of Greater Boston Legal Services;
David E. Wilson of Corwin & Corwin LLP
4:30P Family Law Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
5:30P E-Discovery Primer for the Family Law Practitioner - at BBA
Speakers: Daniel Gelb of Gelb & Gelb LLP
Family Law Section
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
12:00P The SEC Enforcement Division's Asset Management Unit: Priorities and Recent Developments - at BBA
Speakers: Kevin Kelcourse of Securities & Exchange Commission
Investment Companies and Advisers Committee
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12:00P FINRA Arbitrations and Investigations: Tips, Traps, and Strategy - at BBA
Speakers: Scott P. Fink of Fink Law LLC;
Andrea Jill Goldman of Law Office of Andrea Goldman;
Matthew C. Applebaum of Bingham McCutchen LLP;
William A. Haddad of Collora LLP
Securities Enforcement and Litigation Committee
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2:00P CLE - Debt Versus Equity: A Fresh Look at a Classic Question - at BBA
Speakers: William D. Alexander of Internal Revenue Service;
Paul Kunkel of KPMG, LLP;
Alan L Feld of Boston University School of Law;
David H Saltzman of Ropes & Gray LLP;
Miriam L. Fisher of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP;
Russell J. Stein of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP-Boston;
Michael Cragg of Brattle Group, Inc.;
Thomas Greenaway of KPMG, LLP
Financial Services Section, Tax Section, Business Transactions Section
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5:00P Discovery Motion Practice: Strategy and Success - at BBA
Speakers: Hon. Margaret R. Hinkle of JAMS;
David E. Lurie of Lurie & Krupp, LLP;
Neil Austin of Foley Hoag LLP
Litigation Section, Massachusetts Practice and Procedure Committee, New Lawyers Practical Skills Committee
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Thursday, December 15, 2011
12:00P Reviewing Your Cousin's P&S Part II: The Condominium Version - at BBA
Speakers: Kathleen M. O'Donnell;
Jennifer C. Platt of Lynch, Brewer, Hoffman & Fink LLP
Title & Conveyancing Committee
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12:30P 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
Corporate Law Committee, Hazardous and Solid Waste Committee
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12:30P Diversity & Inclusion Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
6:00P New Lawyers Section Holiday Party - at BBA
New Lawyers Section
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Friday, December 16, 2011
8:30A CLE - Nuts and Bolts of Federal & State Tax Law: An Intro to Tax Practice for General Practitioners, Tax Lawyers and Pro Bono Counsel - at BBA
Speakers: Luz A. Arevalo of Greater Boston Legal Services;
Bensen V. Solivan of MA Dept. of Revenue;
Nicholas F. Bombace;
Laurence A. Hoch;
William S. Crupe Jr.
Tax Section, New Lawyers Section, Litigation Section
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12:00P Immigration Section Steering Committee Meeting - at BBA
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