Strategies for Success: Advice from the Bar for Summer Associates, Interns & New Grads

06/18/2018 - 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Our annual Strategies for Success 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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Solo & Small Firm Lunch: The Business of Law - How to Avoid and Address Fee Disputes With Clients

06/08/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Most lawyers want to be paid for our work. But sometimes the client won't pay.. What do you do when a client can pay but disputes your fees? And how do you avoid disputes in the first place?...
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Nonprobate Transfers: Joint Property, Retirement Planning, Life Insurance, Beneficiary Designation Forms, etc.

06/06/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Please join Trusts & Estates for their final Practice Fundamental of the year. We'll cover Nonprobate Transfers - Joint Property, Retirement Planning, Life Insurance, Beneficiary Designation Forms, etc....
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How to Excel as a Second Chair

06/05/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Please join the New Lawyers Section on June 5, 2018 at 5:30pm for an informative panel discussion on the ins and outs of second chairing....
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Trusts & Estates Attorneys Paths to Success: How Did We Get There?

06/04/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
There is no one direct path to a successful career as a trusts and estate attorney. This program will offer its participants the chance to hear from different trusts and estates professionals, each of whom has taken a different path to find their chosen career....
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Anatomy of a Development- Part 3: Construction Contracts and Architect’s Agreements

05/29/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
In this part of the series, participants will learn about the standard contracts used by architects and general contractors, as well as some key provisions to focus on during the negotiation of such contracts....
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New Lawyers Spring Happy Hour

05/22/2018 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Join the New Lawyers Section for their Spring Happy Hour at Carrie Nation! This is a great way to meet new faces and learn about everything that's in the works for the New Lawyers Section. ...
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POSTPONED: Evolution of the Law Firm

05/17/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Come hear from our three high-powered panelists as they delve into what these changes mean, particularly for young attorneys looking to grow their practices and develop their careers. ...
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Basics of Business Immigration

05/11/2018 - 12:00PM to 01:00 PM
This introductory session and Q&A will focuse on the most common visas used by foreign nationals for business travel and employment in the U.S....
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Annual Charles River Cleanup Volunteer Event - REGISTRATION CLOSED

04/28/2018 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join members of the New Lawyers Section, Senior Associates Forum, 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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Westlaw & Beyond: The Future of Legal Research Workshop

04/25/2018 - 12:30PM to 1:30pm
Could you be conducting your legal research more efficiently? Want to brush up on your legal research skills and learn all the latest tips and tricks to streamline your research? This 90-minute workshop will cover all this and more!...
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Divorce Law Fundamentals: Separation Agreements

04/24/2018 - 5:30PM to 6:30PM
Join us for an extensive discussion on the essential provisions for all Separation Agreements....
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Spring Woodland Restoration Event at Allandale Woods, Urban Wilds

04/21/2018 - 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Several years ago, members of the Environmental Law Section’s Public Service Committee established a tradition for our community of performing ecological restoration work and planting trees in a local Boston Urban Wild. Join the tradition, enjoy nature and the company of your colleagues while also serving the community....
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Arbitration 101

04/06/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Many litigators who are pros at the civil litigation process are often in the dark about arbitration. This panel discussion will go over everything you need to know to represent a client in arbitration. This event will include panelists with different perspectives on the arbitration process. ...
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Introduction to How to Modify an Irrevocable Trust

04/04/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
This program will provide an introduction to various methods for modifying an irrevocable trust....
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Show Me the Money: A Beginner’s Guide to Wage and Hour Laws

03/23/2018 - 12:00PM to 01:00 PM
The program will offer perspectives from both sides of the bar as to the interpretation and compliance with both state and federal wage and hour laws....
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POSTPONED: Volunteer with The Greater Boston Food Bank - Registration Closed

03/21/2018 - 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Come join members of the New Lawyers Section and Senior Associates Forum 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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Private Foundations - Rules of Behavior

03/20/2018 - 12:00PM to 01:00 PM
This program will be the 5th in the 7 part Tax-Exempt Fundamentals Series and focuses on the special rules applicable to private foundations, a subset of tax-exempt organizations....
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MCP Basics for Lawyers

03/09/2018 - 12:00PM to 01:00 PM
The Massachusetts Contingency Plan (310 CMR 40.0000 et seq.) or “MCP” is the “cookbook” environmental engineers use to address releases of oil and hazardous materials. This program will introduce new lawyers to the MCP, review the fundamentals of remediating hazardous waste sites, and provide an overview of the legal issues they may face in their practice. ...
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Residential Purchase and Sale Agreements

03/02/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This session will introduce participants to a sample residential purchase and sale agreement, with a particular focus on the issues you should discuss with your client....
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New Lawyers Section Happy Hour

03/01/2018 - 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Calling all new lawyers! Come mix and mingle with good people and good food at the New Lawyers Section Happy Hour at 5:30pm on March 1st at Scholars ...
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Volunteer at Cradles to Crayons - Registration Closed

02/24/2018 - 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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Introduction to Trade Secrets

02/23/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
The program provides an overview of trade secret law and teaches lawyers how to counsel clients in protecting their trade secrets against misappropriation....
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Anatomy of a Development- Part 2: State Permits and Approvals

02/23/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This program is the second of a four-part series that will take the participants through the development process of a hypothetical project located in Massachusetts. In this part of the series, participants will learn how to identify the state permits and approvals required for the project, with a particular focus on Massachusetts Environmental Protection Act (MEPA) review....
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How to Stand Out as a New Associate

02/22/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
“How can I add value to my firm when I’m still learning the ropes?” “How do I make a positive, lasting impression on the more experienced attorneys at my firm?” Join our seasoned panelists to discover the answers to these questions and gain practical advice on how to set and achieve tangible goals early in your legal career....
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Durable Powers of Attorney

02/16/2018 - 12:00PM to 01:00 PM
This session will discuss practice tips for drafting and implementing durable powers of attorney....
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Survive and Thrive: Tips of the Trade

02/15/2018 - 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Please join the Senior Association of the BBA, the Young Lawyers Divisions of the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association for a program on how to survive and thrive during your first few years of practice. ...
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Speed Networking with Litigators

02/15/2018 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Interested in learning more about different litigation areas? Don't miss your chance to meet several Boston-area litigators - ranging from Insurance and Tort practicioners, Multi-District Litigation and Class Action Attorneys and Business and Commercial Litigators - all in one night!...
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Accounting 101 for New Lawyers

01/29/2018 - 12:00PM to 01:00 PM
Join us as our panelists provide a basic overview of accounting!...
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Walk to the Hill Breakfast

01/25/2018 - 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Are you new to Walk to the Hill and worried you won’t know what to say? Or are you an old pro looking to polish your talking points? Join us for a networking breakfast, a primer on Civil Legal Aid, and tips for talking with your legislators and their staff....
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The Anatomy of a Bar Exam Essay: Advice for Improving Your Score

01/23/2018 - 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Preparing to take the February Bar Exam? Join us as we dissect a typical Massachusetts Bar Exam Essay....
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Fundamentals of a Financial Services Legal Practice

01/19/2018 - 12:00PM to 01:00 PM
This installment of the BBA's Friday Fundamentals will describe the various types of investment advisers/investment vehicles, the relevant statutes/rules/regulations and what a securities/IM lawyer does, both in-house and a firm....
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Top Tips for Business Development Success

01/16/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Building a successful practice takes time and clients. As competition continues to grow among firms, everyone has a role in existing client retention, existing client growth, and new business development. This workshop delivers solid advice on how to lay the groundwork for developing business now and in the future. ...
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Introduction to Bankruptcy Law

01/12/2018 - 12:00PM to 01:00 PM
This program provides the basics of federal bankruptcy law. It includes a substantive review of the Bankruptcy Code and a brief overview of the division of labor between the bankruptcy and federal district courts....
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Speed Networking with Environmental Lawyers

01/11/2018 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Interested in Environmental Law? Don't miss your chance to meet several Boston-area Environmental Attorneys all in one night!...
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Preparing Estate Tax Returns

01/03/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
This program will focus on estate tax returns - whether or not their required; how to find the information for them and how to prepare them....
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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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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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