From Issue Spot: Putting New Laws Into Practice

Thursday, January 05, 2012

The BBA is where public policy, legal practice and the law intersect.  Our programs are designed to encourage dialogue among lawyers and policymakers.  We also provide a venue for provocative big-picture discussions and help members stay on top of new laws and changing issues.  Coming up are two programs that are closely tied to the BBA’s public policy process.  The programs are focused on the implications of the passage of the Alimony Reform Act of 2011 and the Transgender Equal Rights Bill.  Both will greatly impact the way lawyers advise clients in the Commonwealth.

The BBA has worked on these issues for years – testifying at public hearings, engaging legislators in conversations, strategizing with other supporters and providing public comments.  In the case of alimony reform, the BBA was proud to be at the table when the new law was being drafted.  These bills were passed by both the House and Senate and signed into law by Governor Patrick with much fanfare.

Read the full article at Issue Spot.