Bargaining, Race, and Globalization: How Baseball and Other Sports Mirror Collective Bargaining, Law and Life

04/07/2014 - 05:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Baseball, sparked by Jackie Robinson and his audacious bid to break the twentieth century color bar, was important in diminishing racial barriers in the United States, notwithstanding the unwritten quota which limited black participation in the game to only the most outstanding black American players until the 1970s. The game became truly desegregated toward the end of the 1970s until the past decade or two when the number of black players began to decline appreciably. The factors for this decline are numerous, but some of them can be effectively addressed by the NCAA by establishing parity between athletic scholarships available in the revenue-producing sports like football and basketball, and baseball. Globalization has been a factor in black American decline, and has been relied upon by MLB as it pursues new markets and revenue and labor sources, which have been more inexpensive than the American player pool....
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It Always Feels Like Somebody’s Watching Me: Senator Hedlund Discusses Proposed Drone Legislation

02/28/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join the Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Committee as we host State Senator Robert Hedlund for a lively discussion of his proposed legislation relating to the use and regulation of unmanned aerial vehicles, S. 1664. The use of drones by both private and public entities will have a major impact on individuals’ expectations of privacy, and Senator Hedlund has proposed one of the first pieces of legislation designed to regulate that usage....
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The Promise and Peril of "Big Data"

01/27/2014 - 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Our panelists will encourage us to think about whether current legal constructs (e.g., notions of privacy and liberty) are adequate to confront Big Data issues, or whether new constructs need to be developed. We will also explore the potential benefits of using Big Data to address social problems....
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Solutions for Refugee Children at Risk

12/09/2013 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Join a provocative discussion with the leadership team from RefugePoint about the current field of forced migration with a focus on the serious gaps in child protection and potential solutions to their plight. RefugePoint is a leading international humanitarian organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that finds lasting solutions for the world's most vulnerable refugees....
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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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Pursuing Erroneous Conviction Claims: From Complaint Through Trial

11/19/2013 - 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
This panel presentation – consisting of both plaintiff and Attorney General representatives – will discuss the latest caselaw and practice tips in this emerging area of the law. Topics will include initiating an erroneous conviction case and the applicable eligibility requirements, all aspects of discovery, and finally settlement or trial....
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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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The Voting Rights Act: Past, Present, and Future

10/30/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
We'll have an informative and lively discussion on the past, present, and future of the Voting Rights Act and how to protect the right to vote. Along the way, we'll address questions such as how the recent changes to the Voting Rights Act impacts Massachusetts and the future of voting rights advocacy in the Commonwealth, the accuracy and significance of Chief Justice Robert's statement during oral argument that Massachusetts has the worst ratio of white to African-American voter turnout in the country, and the new battles of voting rights that are likely to take shape in the future....
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The Story Behind the Case - Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement

10/10/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court invalidated §3 of the DOMA in United States v. Windsor, which defined marriage for federal purposes as between a man and a woman. Join the Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Section to see the personal story behind that case in the film, Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2010)....
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A Conversation with Honorable Mark L. Wolf

09/18/2013 - 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Please join the BBA's Civil Rights & Civil Liberties and Administration of Justice Sections at this exciting program. Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres as we discuss human rights in Russia with the Honorable Mark L. Wolf....
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Criminal Investigations and the Future of Data Privacy in the Wake of Edward Snowden and the NSA Surveillance Program

09/18/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join Assistant United States Attorney Amy Burkart, and The Ashcroft Group's Data Privacy Counsel, Ellen Giblin, for an informative and lively discussion about the future of criminal investigations and data privacy in the wake of recent global events....
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Meet an Eyewitness to History: An Evening with Globe-Trotting Journalist Joe Schlesinger

09/16/2013 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
We are delighted to host Mr. Schlesinger at the Boston Bar Association and hope you will join us to hear about his remarkable life, career, and observations concerning humanitarian responses to international conflicts. An hors d'oeurves reception will follow Mr. Schlesinger's remarks....
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CORI Training

09/16/2013 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
The BBA is collaborating with Greater Boston Legal Services to train attorneys to help clients from Roxbury, Dorchester and other low-income Boston communities to seal their records and break the cycle of poverty and unemployment. Attorneys of all backgrounds are encouraged to attend the training and volunteer to take a case or conduct a community outreach and education session. The required time commitment is less than 12 hours and the Project provides training, materials and mentoring on cases....
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CLE - Examining Post-DOMA Tax Implications

Our panel of tax experts will discuss the recent Supreme Court Ruling in United States v. Windsor and the immediate and possible retroactive effects under federal tax and related laws. This program will provide analysis of the numerous tax implications and discuss best-practices for advising both institutional and private clients in light of the ruling....
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Everything You Need to Know About the Practical Implications of DOMA's Repeal

07/15/2013 - 03:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Join the BBA’s Diversity & Inclusion and Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Sections for a panel discussion about the practical, real life implications facing same-sex couples following the United States v. Windsor decision. The program will offer tips and recommendations for navigating the changing legal landscape as federal marriage benefits and protections are now legally granted to all married couples in Massachusetts....
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The Future of Drug and Medical Device Marketing

05/29/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Speakers will lead a lively discussion on The Future of Drug and Medical Device Marketing in Light of United States v. Caronia, United States v. Par Pharmaceutical Cos. and United States v. Harkonen....
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Guantanamo Revisited: A Retrospective, the Status Quo and A Look Ahead

05/08/2013 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
What does Guantanamo teach us about the American justice system almost twelve years after 9/11, and what does the future hold for the prison and its remaining detainees? A distinguished panel of attorneys who filed habeas petitions on behalf of detainees will join us for a discussion of their experiences and an exploration of these and other questions....
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Voter Integrity or Suppression: The Effect of the New Voting Laws in 2012 and Beyond

04/29/2013 - 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
This exciting and timely event, which takes place at the Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon Street, in Boston, will focus on the effects of the new voting laws in the 2012 election, and what issues lay ahead for the future election cycles....
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The Work of the Trial Court's Access to Justice Initiative

04/25/2013 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This brown bag lunch program will update members on the latest work of the Trial Court's Access to Justice Initiative.We will hear about the Trial Court's efforts including their most recent work, involving language access strategies and translating court forms, improving technology access for court users, expanding the uses of limited assistance representation (LAR), and establishing court service centers in multijurisdictional courthouses, as well as a summary of the Trial Court’s progress in implementing its mission objectives, and the future direction of the Trial Court's Access to Justice Initiatives....
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