A Lunch Discussion With SJC Clerk Francis Kenneally on E-Filing and Other Developments

05/22/2014 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
For the first time in nearly 15 years, the Supreme Judicial Court for the Commonwealth has a new clerk! Recently-appointed clerk Fran Kenneally will speak about his office’s current priorities, including the status of the SJC’s pilot program on rebuttal time at oral argument. Mr. Kenneally will also update us on e-filing and ways that the SJC is taking advantage of technology....
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Hot Topics in Pro Bono

04/28/2014
As the legal resource landscape shifts for low-income clients, so do pro bono service delivery strategies. Come learn about the newest pro bono innovations that are playing out in Greater Boston and beyond, including: Launch of a state-wide pro bono website, massprobono.org (funded by a Legal Services Corporation Technology Initiative Grant); The status of APBCo (Association of Pro Bono Counsel) IMPACT Projects (http://www.apbco.org/impact/); and A new approach to deepening cultural competency among lawyers engaged in pro bono...
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Senior Lawyers Authors Series: The Hanging Judge by Judge Michael A. Ponsor

12/03/2013 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join the Senior Lawyers Section as they welcome Judge Michael A. Ponsor to discuss his new novel The Hanging Judge. A discussion about his experiences as both a judge and an author will be followed by a Q&A session and a networking reception....
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Access to Justice: Beyond the Courthouse

11/12/2013 - 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
The Boston Lawyer Chapter, the New England School of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Boston Bar Association Administration of Justice Section present: Access to Justice: Beyond the Courthouse. Professor and ACS National Board of Directors Chair Peter Edelman will discuss current access to justice issues....
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Benchmarks: Evaluating Measurements of Judicial Productivity

11/08/2013 - 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
The symposium is inspired by a law review article co-authored by the Honorable William G. Young, Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and New England Law Professor Jordan M. Singer. In the article, titled "Bench Presencce: Toward a More Complete Model of Federal District Court Productivity," the authors propose "bench presence" - the number of hours a trial judge spends adjudicating issues in the open courtroom - as a critical measure of a trial court's overall productivity....
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A Candid Bench-Bar Conversation on Judicial Evaluations

11/04/2013 - 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey will discuss the issues concerning judicial evaluation and why it matters. Moderator Jack Cinquegrana,will encourage lawyers to ask questions of the panel and engage in a candid and constructive dialogue to identify ways to improve participation and boost the practical value of the evaluation system....
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Examining the Civil Right to Counsel on the 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright

10/24/2013 - 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Come celebrate the legacy of Gideon v. Wainwright and its impact on the civil right to counsel movement with the BBA Statewide Task Force to Expand Civil Legal Aid in Massachusetts. This half-day conference will educate interested stakeholders about efforts locally and nationally to evaluate the implications of a civil right to counsel and create such a right in appropriate legal matters....
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