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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Anatomy of a Development- Part 1: Zoning Review

11/29/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
In the first part of the series, participants will learn how to perform a general zoning analysis of a project, including: determining the underlying zone of a project and any overlay districts, use/density/height restrictions, and the process for a special permit or variance....
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Intellectual Property Basics Workshop: Licensing Agreements

11/15/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us for a comprehensive seminar on licensing in intellectual property. Topics will include: Terms used in licensing agreements; typical provisions and rights involved in licensing agreements; how provisions may vary depending on the type of IP; and more. ...
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Taking and Defending Depositions 202

11/08/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us to go beyond the basics of deposition prep and learn the nuts and bolts of taking and/or defending depositions....
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Brand Yourself Workshop

10/24/2017 - 07:00 AM to 06:00 PM
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Pro Bono Recruitment Fair & Open House

10/23/2017 - 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Attendees are encouraged to drop in and meet representatives from local legal services organizations and to learn more about the pro bono opportunities in our community. This event is offered to attorneys of all levels, as well as law students....
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Speed Networking with Real Estate Lawyers

10/19/2017 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Interested in Real Estate Law? Don't miss your chance to meet several Boston-area Real Estate Attorneys all in one night!...
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Let's Get Real 2017: Surviving and Succeeding as a Diverse Attorney in Boston

07/20/2017 - 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Join us for an open and thought-provoking conversation about Boston's legal community and the hard questions and topics that matter to Boston's diverse attorneys—but are seldom discussed....
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What's it REALLY Like Being a Criminal Defense Attorney?

06/27/2017 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Join us for career development advice and to hear practitioners speak about the path they took to their career and the day-to-day realities of their work. ...
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The Life of a Deal: Nuts and Bolts of a Stock Purchase Transaction

06/21/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This program will explore the anatomy of a stock purchase agreement. Attendees will receive an overview of the general sections contained in most agreements, followed by a walk through the agreement, with one panelist representing a seller and one representing a buyer, each explaining how they would advocate for their client in each section....
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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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What's it REALLY Like Representing Start-Ups?

06/20/2017 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Join us for career development advice and to hear practitioners speak about the path they took to their career and the day-to-day realities of their work. Join us for career development advice and to hear practitioners speak about the path they took to their career and the day-to-day realities of their work. ...
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Get Familiar with the Appeals Court & Supreme Judicial Court: The BBA's Annual Adams Courthouse Tour

06/13/2017 - 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM
This tour will offer an inside look at the magnificent and historic Adams Courthouse at One Pemberton Square and the work of the Courts who call it home. Following the tour, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with a Judge in a small group....
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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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Strategies for Success: Advice from the Bar for Summer Associates, Summer Interns, and Recent Grads

06/07/2017 - 08:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Our 19th Annual Strategies for Success breakfast and discussion will arm you with important advice you can put to use today to get your career started off in the right direction!...
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New Lawyers Open Section Meeting

06/01/2017 - 8:30AM to 9:30AM
We welcome all Boston Bar Association Members to attend our monthly Section meeting. This is your opportunity to learn about upcoming events, join Section Committees, and to become more involved by helping to plan and contribute to Section programs!...
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Gina McCarthy at the BBA: Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will Discuss Past Achievements and Upcoming Environmental Challenges

05/24/2017 - 03:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Interested in hearing how a high level government official views the environmental issues we face as a nation? Join us to hear from former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy....
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The Fundamentals of Clear and Effective Writing

05/19/2017 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
The program will review strategies for how to write in a clear and organized manner. The panelists will present ideas for achieving a straightforward writing style that effectively communicates the writer’s ideas....
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Speed Networking with International Law Practitioners

05/18/2017 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Don't miss your chance to meet with several Boston-area international law practitioners in just one evening! Those who attend this event will have the chance to meet all of our guest attorneys in small groups to learn about the career paths and legal opportunities available in Boston'sinternational law landscape....
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Making Networking Work For You: Find YOUR Networking Style

05/17/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Learn how to take the work out of networking. Our panel will share how they make the most out of making connections and will offer insights for adopting a networking style that is a good fit for your personality....
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Strategic Planning for the Discovery Process

05/17/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Come learn how to create a plan for the discovery process!...
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Unfair v. Unlawful:  Representing Clients In Wrongful Termination Cases

05/12/2017 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
The vast majority of all employment is what is known as “at-will.”  As a general rule, an at-will employee may be terminated at any time for any reason, or no reason at all.  There are, however, a breadth of statutory and common law exceptions to the at-will doctrine.  For lawyers new to the field of employment law, the ability to identify and evaluate the many potential claims and defenses in a wrongful termination case is an essential skillset.  This program will provide an overview of the exceptions to the at-will doctrine, with particular focus on the public policy exceptions recognized under common law. ...
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Volunteer on the Farm: The Food Project Serve & Grow

05/06/2017 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
The Food Project Serve & Grow Program is focused on growing food for hunger relief organizations and local distribution. As a volunteer, you'll assist with maintaining the farm, learn more about sustainable food systems, and help provide affordable food to those in the Greater Boston area....
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Top Ten Things New Lawyers Should Know About International Legal Practice

05/05/2017 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Join the International Law Section consciousness-raising discussion of certain key issues that all International Lawyer must know. Topics will include: FCPA, privacy/data security, tax planning, and many more....
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Intellectual Property Basics Workshop: Licensing Agreements

05/04/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us for a comprehensive seminar on licensing in intellectual property. Topics will include: Terms used in licensing agreements; typical provisions and rights involved in licensing agreements; how provisions may vary depending on the type of IP; and more. ...
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New Lawyers Section Steering Committee

05/04/2017 - 8:30AM to 9:30AM
We welcome all Boston Bar Association Members to attend our monthly Section meeting. This is your opportunity to learn about upcoming events, join Section Committees, and to become more involved by helping to plan and contribute to Section programs!...
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Annual Charles River Clean Up - REGISTRATION CLOSED

04/29/2017 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Come join members of the New Lawyers Section and the Environmental Law Section as we partner with over 3,000 volunteers from various neighborhood, school and professional organizations to help clear trash, debris and other harmful items from the banks of the Charles River....
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Young Bankruptcy Lawyers: How Did We Get Here? Where are We Going?

04/25/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
This program will a feature a panel of rising starts in the bankruptcy practice discussing how the came to field, what specifics areas of restructuring and insolvency they focus on, and how they market themselves to the industry....
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CLE - 2017 Charitable Board Service Workshop

04/25/2017 - 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Join the Boston Bar Association's Tax Exempt Organizations Section as they put on their annual program that will address what you need to know in order to be an effective member of a charitable board, as well as how to find the right board for you....
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Speed Networking with Labor & Employment Attorneys

04/24/2017 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
This event gives law students and new lawyers a unique opportunity to meet with several Boston-area Labor and Employment attorneys in just one evening. Those who attend this event will have the chance to meet all of our guest attorneys in small groups to learn about the career paths and legal opportunities available in Boston's labor law landscape....
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How and Why to Start a Career as an Immigration Attorney

04/21/2017 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Did you even know there were lawyers who focus exclusively on US immigration and nationality law? Have you ever wondered what such an attorney actually does? Our esteemed panelists will answer those questions and many more.  They will dispel rumors and provide an overview of the various types of cases which immigration lawyers handle.   They will also discuss life working in various settings, including large firms, small firms, and non-profits, as well as, compare and contrast what it is like to work in firms that focus on employment immigration versus ones that focus on family/removal work.  In addition, the panelists will discuss the intersection of immigration law with family, employment and other areas of law.  The panelists will also provide tips and practice pointers for those thinking of entering the field of immigration or those who have newly begun working in this very exciting field.  The program will also end with a Q&A....
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New Lawyers' Open Section Meeting

04/06/2017 - 8:30AM to 9:30AM
We welcome all Boston Bar Association Members to attend our monthly Section meeting. This is your opportunity to learn about upcoming events, join Section Committees, and to become more involved by helping to plan and contribute to Section programs!...
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Speed Networking with Health Law Attorneys

04/05/2017 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
This event gives law students and new lawyers a unique opportunity to meet with several Boston-area Healthcare attorneys in just one evening. Those who attend this event will have the chance to meet all of our guest attorneys in small groups to learn about the career paths and legal opportunities available in Boston's health law landscape....
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How to "Win" at Mediation: Effective Strategies for Representing Your Client in Mediation

03/31/2017 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
More disputes are resolved through mediation than trial.  This program will provide an overview of helpful practices to become a more effective advocate in a mediation setting.  Topics will include: preparing for mediation; managing client expectations; and basic negotiation strategies....
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Anatomy of a Deal: A Commercial Real Estate Transaction from Development to Closing - Part 3: Financing

03/27/2017 - 12:30 PM to 12:30 PM
Obtaining financing is a critical component to the development of a Commercial Real Estate Transaction....
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Volunteer at Cradles to Crayons

03/25/2017 - 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Join members of the BBA in processing and packaging donations that will be distributed to children across the state through Cradles to Crayons. Cradles to Crayons provide homeless or low-income children with the essential items they need to thrive at home, at school, and at play....
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Project Permitting 101: Navigating the Permit Approval Process, Project Resistance and NIMBYism

03/17/2017 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
The program will show new practitioners how to identify the various approvals required for a project, using a case model which raises state, local and federal permitting issues, and which involves local resistance to the project.  Participants will learn how to spot the issues and how to adequately address concerns raised by regulators and project opponents such that the project can go forward....
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Speed Networking with Intellectual Property Attorneys

03/16/2017 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Don't miss your chance to meet more than 10 various types of intellectual property attorneys all in one night! Attendees will meet all of our guest attorneys in small groups to learn about the career paths and legal opportunities available in Boston's intellectual property landscape. ...
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CLE - Bankruptcy 101: Intro to Bankruptcy Law for Attorneys Who Don't Practice Bankruptcy Law

03/15/2017 - 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM
The program will focus on the basic structure of a bankruptcy proceeding from beginning to end, how to read the Bankruptcy Code, how bankruptcy cases travel between the bankruptcy and district court, and how the appeals process is structured....
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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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Volunteer with The Greater Boston Food Bank - REGISTRATION CLOSED

03/11/2017 - 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Come join members of the New Lawyers Section as we partner with other volunteers to help "End Hunger Here." This event will be an excellent opportunity to enjoy the company of fellow lawyers in a non-professional setting....
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Tax Law for New Lawyers and Business Lawyers – a Primer

03/03/2017 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Advising business clients often requires a basic understanding of tax law.  This program is designed to introduce both new lawyers and experienced non-tax lawyers to the nuts and bolts of tax law.   Our panel of tax experts will discuss the framework and key issues of federal, international and state tax law, as well as ERISA.  The program will help provide you with the tools to understand basic tax issues that commonly arise in business matters and to spot difficult issues that may require additional guidance....
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Paint Nite at the BBA

03/02/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Have you been looking for an opportunity to try out the paint-your-own art craze, Paint Nite? Look no further, the BBA is bringing in Paint Nite's expert staff to guide you through painting your own masterpiece. Let your lawyer side take the night off and let your inner artist out to play! Advance purchase required. ...
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New Lawyers' Open Section Meeting - All Are Welcome!

03/02/2017 - 8:30AM to 9:30AM
We welcome all Boston Bar Association Members to attend our monthly Section meeting. This is your opportunity to learn about upcoming events, join Section Committees, and to become more involved by helping to plan and contribute to Section programs!...
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Speed Networking with Environmental Law Attorneys

03/01/2017 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
This event gives law students and new lawyers a unique opportunity to meet with several Boston-area environmental law attorneys in just one evening. Those who attend this event will have the chance to meet all of our guest attorneys in small groups to learn about the career paths and legal opportunities available in Boston's environmental law landscape....
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Volunteer at the Pine Street Inn - REGISTRATION CLOSED

02/28/2017 - 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Join the New Lawyers Public Service Committee to help prepare meals for the homeless at the Pine Street Inn and learn about the problem of homelessness in Boston....
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Pro Bono Training: Representing Debtors in Small Claims Court

02/28/2017 - 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
The panelists will discuss the launch of the Lawyer for the Day Fair Debt Collection Clinic in Small Claims Court at the Boston Municipal Court Central Division and how attorneys can volunteer at the clinic....
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Accounting 101 for Lawyers

02/27/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join our expert panelists to hear the basics about accounting and the importance of understanding financial statements....
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Housing Discrimination 101: An Overview of State and Federal Antidiscrimination Laws

02/24/2017 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
This program will cover the basics of state and federal law, including prohibited discrimination and affirmative obligations of landlords, recent developments, and enforcement trends....
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Young Bar Meets Bankruptcy Bench

02/16/2017 - 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
This is the 10th annual Young Bar Meets Bankruptcy Bench event. The program introduces new bar members to the judges for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts and the Clerk of Court, James Lynch. The first portion of the program will focus on practical problems involving the introduction of evidence and the intersection of bankruptcy proceedings and criminal law. It will feature a mock hearing, in which the judges will be given an opportunity to rule on these issues and provide insight into their reasoning. During the second portion, the judges and Mr. Lynch, will discuss recent developments in bankruptcy law and general advice for developing a bankruptcy practice in today’s market....
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Mortgage and Security Basics

02/14/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us to learn the basics of how lenders perfect their collateral and interests in real estate transactions and related documentation, including a discussion of key provisions in mortgages, pledges, and UCCs and how various interests are secured and perfected....
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Understanding Preferred Stock Financing Terms

02/03/2017 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
This program will cover the basics of venture capital finance. You will learn about key venture capital finance terms and the legal and business issues that arise when representing start-ups and venture-backed companies....
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Networking Across the Bar: New Lawyers Alphabet Soup Mixer

02/02/2017 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Don't miss the first annual “Alphabet Soup” mixer at Scholars on School Street; bringing together young attorneys who are active in local bar associations....
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New Lawyers' Open Section Meeting - All Are Welcome!

02/02/2017 - 8:30AM to 9:30AM
We welcome all Boston Bar Association Members to attend our monthly Section meeting. This is your opportunity to learn about upcoming events, join Section Committees, and to become more involved by helping to plan and contribute to Section programs!...
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Speed Networking with Litigators

02/01/2017 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
We're bringing together Boston's best trial attorneys! Those who attend this event will have the chance to meet all of our guest attorneys in small groups to learn about the varied opportunities available in Boston's for those interested in litigation....
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An Insider’s Guide to the Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Litigation

01/27/2017 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
This program will provide insight into the various common disputes that take place in the context of a bankruptcy case including adversary proceedings and contested matters. The panelists will discuss the differences between bankruptcy court litigation and state court or federal district court practice.  They will draw on their own personal experiences to help bridge the gap and impart practice tips that are not covered in law school....
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Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid

01/26/2017 - 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
You're Invited to Join Us as We Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid. Each year, hundreds of private attorneys and civil legal aid advocates converge on the Massachusetts State House to demonstrate their support for state funding of civil legal aid. Walk to the Hill, one of the largest lobby days at the State House, brings legal aid and the private bar together for the cause of equal access to justice for all. ...
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Walk to the Hill Breakfast

01/26/2017 - 08:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Walk to the Hill with the BBA. Join up with the New Lawyers, Boston Law School teams, and the Solo & Small Firms Section for a networking breakfast before walking over to the State House as a group. Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid is one of the largest lobbying events held at the Massachusetts State House. This annual event is critical to obtaining funding for civil legal services....
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New Lawyers Section Weekend Social & Brewery Tour at Night Shift

01/21/2017 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The New Lawyers Section's Social Events Committee is gathering this Saturday at Night Shift and invite you to come along! We'll participate in the free brewery tour, play games, and get to know one another in the newly-expanded tap room - come one, come all....
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Zoning 101

01/20/2017 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Panelists will provide a practical introduction to zoning fundamentals, with a focus on G.L. c. 40A that governs zoning in all municipalities other than Boston....
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Employee Handbooks 101: The Basics of Reviewing Employee Handbooks for Employers

01/18/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This brown bag panel will discuss reviewing employee handbooks for employers. The program will also discuss ways to review employee handbooks efficiently and effectively....
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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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Tax-Exempt Organizations Fundamentals Series: Governance and Fiduciary Duties

01/17/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
The third session in the Fundamental Series will focus on governing nonprofit organizations. Benton Bodamer, of the firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, will discuss issues such as fiduciary duties, standing policies, compensation, board service and other topics related to governance....
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Walk to the Hill Briefing - POSTPONED

01/11/2017 - 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Join us for a briefing about the issues at hand in advance of January 26th's Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid, one of the largest lobbying events held at the Massachusetts State House. This annual event is critical to obtaining funding for civil legal services....
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New Lawyers Open Section Meeting - All Are Welcome!

01/05/2017 - 8:30AM to 9:30AM
We welcome all Boston Bar Association Members to attend our monthly Section meeting. This is your opportunity to learn about upcoming events, join Section Committees, and to become more involved by helping to plan and contribute to Section programs!...
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Volunteer at Cradles to Crayons - Registration Closed

12/17/2016 - 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Join members of the BBA in processing and packaging donations that will be distributed to children across the state through Cradles to Crayons. Cradles to Crayons provide homeless or low-income children with the essential items they need to thrive at home, at school, and at play....
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