15th Annual Charles River Clean Up

04/26/2014 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Charles River Cleanup aims to provide Bostonians with a cleaner, healthier and more beautiful Charles River. Come join members of the New Lawyers 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. This event will be an excellent opportunity to enjoy the company of fellow new lawyers in a non-professional setting. ...
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Bringing — or Defending — Chapter 30A Appeals of Administrative Agency Decisions

04/29/2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Chapter 30A appeals of state administrative agency decisions are governed by their own set of procedures, rules, and standards of review, which can trip up the unfamiliar lawyer. Carrie Benedon, an Assistant Attorney General in the AGO’s Government Bureau, and Tad Heuer, an attorney at Foley Hoag whose practice focuses on administrative law, will present an overview of the process for seeking judicial review of state administrative agency decisions. The program will include a discussion of applicable procedures, timelines, and deadlines; the role of the administrative record; the responsibilities of each party to the appeal; and the standard and scope of judicial review. This 1-hour program is open to all, but will be geared toward the new lawyer or occasional administrative law practitioner. ...
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International Investment in Land: Impacts on Rights and Development, and the Role of the Law

04/30/2014 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Large-scale land acquisitions can have serious implications for land users and local communities, as well as for host governments’ sustainable development efforts. Although increased investment in agriculture is sorely needed, if investments are not structured equitably or regulated carefully, they can fail to provide benefits to host governments while dispossessing people of their land, livelihoods and rights. The increasing numbers of large-scale land acquisitions, sometimes known as “land deals” or “land grabs,” will affect sustainable development strategies for decades to come....
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A Practical Guide for Creating a Sustainable Legal Office

05/05/2014 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Our speakers will discuss ideas for lawyers on sustainability practices that they can implement to benefit both their legal practice and the environment....
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Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Legislative and Regulatory Update: Safety, Environmental and Economic Impacts

05/06/2014 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Legislative and regulatory leaders will provide updates on pending initiatives to enhance natural gas pipeline safety. The panel will describe recent legislative and enforcement initiatives and expected safety, environmental and economic impacts....
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CLE - You Can’t Touch This: Conservation Restrictions in Estate Planning and as Mitigation in Development Projects and Enforcement

05/07/2014 - 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
This program will provide an in-depth guide to the newest approaches for protecting conservation land, conservation restrictions (CR), funding opportunities, and estate planning and tax considerations. ...
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