In For One, In For All, Except . . .: Recent Developments in Mass. Coverage Law

12/12/2017 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Experienced insurance coverage practitioners will acquaint attendees with recent Massachusetts case law on two key issues: the insurability of punitive damages awards and whether the duty to defend extends to the policyholder’s affirmative counterclaims....
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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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Jury Research - Inside the Mind of a Products Liability Juror

11/28/2017 - 12:30PM to 1:30pm
Highly experienced jury consultant will share tips on how to predict high damages cases and high damages jurors in product liability litigation....
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The Predictable and Unpredictable Dangers in the 176D/93A Minefield

11/01/2017 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
The recent decision in Continental Western v. Preferred Mutual shows how the conduct of defense counsel appointed by an insurer and the insurer’s claims representatives may unwittingly expose the insurer to liability under Chapter 93A. Tony Zelle and John Ryan will discuss the challenges and variables of this legal landscape....
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Wire-Transfer Scams: Is there Insurance Against Them?

10/16/2017 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
The panelists will provide an overview of recent decisions from around the country in cases where businesses who have encountered money-wiring attacks seek coverage under various kinds of insurance policies. The panel will highlight the key differences in policy language, and variations in facts, that can make the difference, for insurer and policyholder, between winning and losing....
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Blurring the Lines: What Duties Do Attorneys and Other Professionals Owe to Non-Client Third Parties

10/06/2017 - 12pm to 1PM
This program will focus on the evolving case law and recent decisions concerning duties owed by attorneys to non-clients. Please join us to learn more....
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The Mysteries of Reference Revealed: Representing Parties at Reference Proceedings Under Massachusetts Law

09/15/2017 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
This program will provide an overview of the reference procedure, the impact a reference decision can have upon other aspects of the claim and practical tips for using reference to your client's advantage....
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Fundamentals of Insurance Policies and Insurance Coverage

06/09/2017 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Join us for an overview of various types of insurance available in the marketplace and a framework for understanding and analyzing insurance policies and insurance coverage issues. Attendees will have a basic understanding of the various insurance policies generally available to businesses and individuals and the fundamentals in connection with those policies and a framework to help them understand and analyze insurance policies and insurance coverage issues. We will also discuss the key duties of insurer and insured under typical liability insurance policies....
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Friday Fundamental: Ethical Issues Facing Solo Practitioners & New Law Firm Associates

06/02/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Come hear from the BBO on how to address common ethical issues faced by solo practitioners and law firm associates!...
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CLE - E-Discovery Triangle: New Perspectives on ESI

05/17/2017 - 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Experts in the field will discuss the latest developments in E-Discovery and ESI....
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Cyber Fraud, Data Breach and Email Compromise are on the Rise –What is an Attorney To Do?

05/12/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us to learn what to do in the event your firm or clients become a victim of cyber fraud, data breach or email compromise....
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Litigation Fundamentals Series: Basics to Taking and Defending Depositions

05/10/2017 - 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
This program will address deposition basics for both taking and defending depositions. Deposition preparation and strategy will be discussed, as well as what to expect during the deposition. The program will also discuss the procedures of depositions, strategies on how to elicit information from difficult deponents and handle emotionally difficult topics....
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CLE - 20th Annual Superior Court Bench Meets Bar Conference

05/08/2017 - 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Our panel of Superior Court justices will offer their perspectives on current practice and how to be an effective advocate. They will cover relevant topics in Superior Court practice and procedure...
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Sales Representative and Distributor Liability in Medical Device Litigation

05/04/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:00 PM
Join our panelists as they discuss how to best defend medical device companies and independent sales rep/distributors in product liability suits....
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Litigation Fundamentals Series: Motion Practice in the Courts of the Commonwealth: A Beginner’s Guide

05/03/2017 - 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
What is motion practice and when is it used? What are some similarities and differences among the courts in the Commonwealth? How do you draft a persuasive Motion? ...
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Rass Corp v. Travelers: Pre-tender defense costs and allocation of covered vs. non-covered claims

05/02/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Come learn about the most recent refinements in connection with an insurer’s duty to defend and indemnify and the application of M.G.L. c. 93A and 176D to insurers. ...
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Litigation Fundamentals Series: Discovery Disputes: How to get what you need in discovery and how to protect what needs protecting

04/26/2017 - 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
This program will address discovery disputes, how to avoid them and how to convince the Court to give you what you need - whether it is an order compelling discovery or a protective order. The program will also discuss how to effectively apply for relief, and strategies on how to elicit information from difficult opponents....
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Litigation Fundamentals: The Discovery Process: Drafting Discovery Requests and Responses, and Collecting, Reviewing, and Producing Responsive Docs

04/19/2017 - 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
This program will address the basics for drafting discovery requests and responses to those requests, including requests for the production of documents, interrogatories, and requests for admission. This program will also cover best practices for document collection, review, and production, as well as best practices for and the legal standards governing the preparation of a privilege log....
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Insurance Diligence in M&A Deals: The Gorilla in the Data Room

04/13/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
This program will discuss insurance information, which should be obtained by clients involved in merging with or acquiring another entity....
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Litigation Fundamentals Series: The Beginning of a Lawsuit: Complaints and Answers

04/12/2017 - 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
This program will address the primary pleadings in every lawsuit: the Complaint and Answer. In particular, the panelists will cover various issues commonly encountered in initiating and responding to lawsuits....
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Preparing for Examining the Medical Expert at Trial

03/13/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
This program will cover the necessary pretrial workup on how to prepare to confront a medical expert at trial. We will also cover some techniques for trial cross-examination....
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Mediate To Win!

02/16/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This program will show how proper preparation will lead to a successful mediation....
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Practical Tips on Policyholder Claims for Insurer Bad Faith

02/08/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
When a insurer denies coverage, what separates a simple claim for a coverage determination from one for bad faith? After this seminar, attendees will know where courts have drawn he lines in the past and where they remain blurry....
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Use of Graphics and Video Demonstratives at Product Liability and Personal Injury Trials

01/31/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:00 PM
This program will involve a discussion, and demonstration of a number of real world examples of the use of graphics and video demonstratives at trial of product liability and personal injury actions....
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