Everyday Practice Following the Young Decision

12/11/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Learn more about how Young may change how you complete a Financial Statement or draft discovery....
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The Future of Legal Technology Webinar

12/06/2017 - 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Learn about the fundamentals of cloud computing for lawyers and the ethical considerations you should make when evaluating software for your firm....
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Divorce Law Fundamentals: The Financial Statement & Supplemental Rule 410

11/28/2017 - 5:30PM to 6:30PM
This program will cover how how to accurately complete the Financial Statement, the Attorney Certification, and the differences between the long form and the short form financial statement....
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Pro Bono Training: Identifying and Pursuing an Innocent Spouse Claim in Tax Cases

10/24/2017 - 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
This program will help practitioners identify cases in which the innocent spouse defense can be claimed to relieve the client from joint tax liability....
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POSPTONED: CLE - Understanding and Valuing S Corporations

10/19/2017 - 03:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Join us for a discussion on the Internal Revenue Code sections that have powerful impacts on transactions between shareholders and their closely held business/CPA ethics and responsibilities to produce credible financial statements and tax returns....
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Divorce Law Fundamentals: The Initial Divorce Filing- Complaint v. Joint Petition and Motion Practice

10/17/2017 - 5:30PM to 6:30PM
This program will cover how to complete the Complaint or Joint Petition, what forms must accompany them, and the differences between each process and the timeline for each process....
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The Hidden Cost of Divorce: Beyond Budgeting

10/02/2017 - 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
This program will cover the real financial ramifications of an alimony waiver....
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Divorce Law Fundamentals: The Divorce Client Interview

09/18/2017 - 5:30PM to 6:30PM
This discussion will include the format and content of the divorce client initial intake interview and advising the client about the divorce process....
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How Parents Can Divorce-Proof Their Children’s Inheritance

09/08/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join the Estate Planning Committee for their first program of the year as the give an overview of considerations for an estate planner to protect a client’s assets in the event of a child’s divorce...
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Divorce Law Fundamentals: Post-Judgment Issues - Division of Retirement Assets, Contempts & Modifications

06/20/2017 - 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Join us to hear about post-judgment issues such as the process for dividing retirement accounts, contempt actions and the process for enforcing the terms of the Judgment of Divorce, and modification actions and the process for modifying the terms of the Judgment of Divorce Nisi. ...
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Real Estate Appraisals in Divorce Cases

06/14/2017 - 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
This program will concentrate on what to look for in an appraisal, how to present an appraisal, the risks and benefits of hiring a joint appraiser, and tips for cross-examining an appraiser at trial....
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Divorce Law Fundamentals: ADR Options - Divorce Mediation & Collaborative Divorce

05/16/2017 - 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
What are the various types of ADR options: Mediation, Conciliation, Arbitration & Collaborative Divorce; when should you consider using ADR; whether certain issues are appropriate for ADR; what programs are offered in each county....
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Grey Divorce – the Intersection of Divorce and Elder Law

05/16/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Seasoned practitioners will review issues attorneys encounter when faced with a grey divorce including long term planning issues, family law issues and capacity issues concerning the same....
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Meet the Clerks

05/16/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Come learn what goes on "behind the scenes" at Massachusetts trial court....
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Putting Kids First: Co-Parenting and Special Education After Divorce

05/10/2017 - 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
After this seminar, attendees will have at their fingertips strategies for co-parenting through the divorce process and tips for navigating co-parenting after divorce when dealing with special needs as it relates to education....
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Divorce Law Fundamentals: Separation Agreements

04/18/2017 - 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
In this session, the Panelists will discuss the essential provisions for all Separation Agreements related to: alimony, custody/parenting plans, child support, the division of the marital estate, health insurance, income taxes, and life insurance, as well as the key provisions related to the enforcement and modification of a Separation Agreement....
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Cash Out, Don’t Crash Out: How to Build a Scalable and Sellable Law Practice

03/31/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Our panel of business continuity and estate planning attorneys will cover various succession models for law firms along with the pros and cons of each plan to help you understand which is right for your firm. We'll also talk about what you need to do to properly implement a succession plan....
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Divorce Law Fundamentals: Pre-Trial Practice - The Memo, the 4-way and the Pre-Trial

03/21/2017 - 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
What is a Pretrial Conference? When are they held? What are the procedures? Do they vary from county to county and judge to judge? What is expected of parties and lawyers? What is needed at a Pretrial Conference?...
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Pro Bono Training: Suffolk Family Law Court Clinic Training and Information Session

03/15/2017 - 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Through the Suffolk Family Law Court Clinic, law students and new lawyers are able to build skill sets by interacting with clients and drafting pleadings and more experienced practitioners are able to do pro bono work without commitment of full case and have mentorship opportunities....
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CLE - Handling a 209A Case

03/02/2017 - 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Domestic violence and allegations of domestic violence add another layer of complexity to divorce litigation. This seminar will address assisting your client in the filing of a 209A Complaint and seeking a restraining order, assisting your client when served with a 209A complaint and restraining order, how to prepare for and prosecute or defendant a 209A Complaint and what to do when a complaint is filed in the District Court during the pendency of a divorce action or vice versa. We will also discuss how to address the issue of custody and parenting time when there is a 209A order and jurisdictional issues related to 209A orders....
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Divorce Law Fundamentals: Custody & Parenting Plans

02/21/2017 - 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Discussion will include an understanding of legal custody and physical custody; how to handle custody disputes; what are GALs and when are they needed; what are Parent Coordinators and when are they helpful; how to draft parenting plans; what types of provisions should be included in parenting plans....
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Dividing Retirement Assets in Divorce: Pitfalls for Practitioners and How to Avoid Them

02/08/2017 - 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Retirement assets can be complex, and having explicit language can assist in avoiding further debate on how a plan is to be divided pursuant to a divorce agreement. Failing to address all of the necessary components of retirement can lead to confusion, more litigation, or even malpractice....
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CLE - The Intersection of Tax and Family Law

01/19/2017 - 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
How should an attorney argue a support issue with reference to taxes and how does that argument differ for the recipient versus the payor? Is an unallocated order always best?...
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Divorce Law Fundamentals: Child Support & Alimony

01/17/2017 - 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Discussion of the Alimony Reform Act and the Child Support Guidelines, including a discussion of tax consequences of each and the methodologies for calculating support which have both a child support and alimony component. Discussion will include timing, emancipation and dependency exemptions....
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Child Support: Today and Tomorrow

01/11/2017 - 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
This discussion, led by the Honorable Joan P. Armstrong of the Suffolk Probate & Family Court and Attorney Fern Frolin will explore the many factors that must be considered in crafting a child support order pursuant to the Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines. Judge Armstrong will focus on recent case law that has impacted the way the Court views and approaches child support cases, in particular, deviation. Attorney Frolin will discuss specific issues that practitioners have identified in applying the Child Support Guidelines as amended in 2013, and which issues the Child Support Guidelines Task Force Committee is now taking into consideration in its quadrennial Guidelines review. The panelists will welcome questions from the bar and hope to engage in dialogue with attendees....
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