03/20/2014 - 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Practice group leaders and chairs of associate review and diversity committees are invited to join in-house leaders to discuss optimizing team performance in light of a rapidly changing workforce. Practice teams have grown increasingly diverse and require an evolution in management methods. Working with, developing, and managing a new generation of attorneys will take innovative thinking and practice. Marguerite Fletcher of Fletcher Legal Consulting and Patricia Hennessy of Hennessy Consulting Group will facilitate discussion and provide information on best practices in managing a diverse staff and creating an optimal work environment. Discussion will focus on identifying potential pitfalls and developing an understanding of how to create an environment that drives the efficiency and productivity of your diverse team.
In addition, participants will have the opportunity to assist the BBA in shaping a corresponding program for newer attorneys to teach them the best ways to navigate an ever-changing legal environment. Come and help us shape the future of our legal profession....
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04/01/2014 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Please join the Intellectual Property Law Section for a fun and social evening of chess at the BBA. Appetizers, beer, and wine will be available.
This program is co-sponsored by the Boylston Chess Foundation.
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04/07/2014 - 4:30 PM to 6:00 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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