CLE - Securities Enforcement 2015

04/09/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
This program will include three panels featuring attorneys from the Securities & Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney's office, and private practice. The panelists will review recent SEC / USAO trends, explore strategies to take in the courtroom, and will provide helpful approaches for practitioners representing clients under investigation, when indicted, and during appeals....
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CLE - Threats and Red Flags: Export Control Risks and Regulations

03/17/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Export control compliance is expanding to address threats posed by foreign nationals and governments seeking to unlawfully obtain U.S. technology. Our panelists will discuss the best practices for advising corporate, academic, and non-governmental organizations to protect them from these threats....
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CLE - State Court Criminal Law Bench Meets Bar

02/25/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Our panel of District and Superior Court judges will offer their perspectives on current practices and procedures. Learn what they expect from you as litigants and the tips to be an effective advocate. The panel will also discuss the emerging issues in the District and Superior Court....
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CLE - Juror Voir Dire: Are You Ready?

01/21/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Learn how the newly released Superior Court Standing Order 1-15 on juror voir dire will impact your practice. Our panelists will include judges and practitioners who served on the Superior Court’s voir dire implementation committee....
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CLE - Deportation 101 for Criminal Defense Attorneys

Be in the know about the deportation and immigration consequences of criminal convictions. These issues matter whether you represent undocumented immigrants or white collar professionals who are here on work visas or as permanent residents. Educate yourself so you can answer basic questions correctly, spot the issues and know when to consult immigration experts so you can properly advise your clients. ...
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CLE - Criminal Law & Employment Issues: Are You In The Know?

Crimes invading the workplace may present the biggest risks for your clients. Are you prepared for handling crimes against the person, financial crimes, subpoenas, and dealing with accusations of criminal off site conduct? ...
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Getting Hired as a Prosecutor or Public Defender

10/15/2014 - 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Interested in being hired as an ADA, AAG, AUSA or public defender (state or federal)? Hear from our experienced panel about the hiring process, what the offices are looking for, strategies for getting hired, and how candidates can prepare themselves professionally and financially....
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CORI Training

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. The SJC recently changed the legal standard to seal cases in court and the project seeks volunteers to: represent a pro bono client or provide Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) in a criminal record sealing case in the Boston Municipal Court; and/or staff the CORI help table and/or assist Greater Boston Legal Services staff with cases on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Roxbury Court. ...
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Criminal Law Federal Bench Meets Bar

10/02/2014 - 03:30 PM to 05:30 PM
This is a rare opportunity to meet the District Court judges and the Magistrate Judges in one place for a back-to-back panel presentation on hot topics....
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U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas Visits 16 Beacon Street

09/23/2014 - 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM
The Pentagon estimated that 26,000 service members experienced unwanted sexual contact in 2012. However, the Pentagon also reports that as few as 13.5% of sexual assaults are reported. Please join us for a program featuring Representative Niki Tsongas, who has been fighting against military sexual assault since she was elected to Congress in 2007. A reception will follow. The program is the first of a two part series to raise awareness of this critical issue....
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Top Guns: Criminal Law Mavericks Tell All

Bulger, DiMasi, O'Brien, Cahill: Trial attorneys will share what they learned from recent high profile trials that kept the Moakely and Suffolk Superior courthouses abuzz these last four years....
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Background Checks: The Impact of Criminal Cases and DCF Records on Job Applicants

06/23/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Obtaining employment can often be a difficult and distressing process. This process has become more concerning for job applicants, as employers increasingly rely on records from commercial background check companies and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCF) to evaluate candidates. A disposition in a criminal case or an investigation by DCF - even those with favorable outcomes- may become a barrier to employment for many individuals. It is increasingly important for attorneys representing clients, particularly indigent clients, in criminal cases or care and protection cases to understand the impact cases may have on clients' employment prospects. This program will discuss how records may be available to employers to evaluate job applicants, and what advice attorneys can provide to clients about the impact of criminal or C&P cases on future job applications....
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CLE - Health Care Fraud 2014

This program presents a unique opportunity to hear from the State regulatory agencies as well as defense and in-house practitioners who will speak to a wide variety of current Health Care Fraud issues....
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A Discussion with the U.S. Attorney’s Civil Rights Enforcement Team

04/30/2014 - 12:00PM to 01:00PM
U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz founded the Civil Rights Enforcement Team (“CRET”) in 2010. The U.S. Attorney will provide a brief overview of CRET’s history and mission followed by a presentation by CRET Co-Directors Sonya Rao and S. Theodore Merritt who will discuss CRET’s outreach, litigation and prosecution efforts....
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