Ethics and Tips for Attorney Voir Dire

09/09/2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Governor Patrick recently signed into law a bill to permit attorney voir dire of jurors. Many Massachusetts practitioners have limited experience with conducting voir dire. This program will include a presentation from trial lawyers who have experience in other jurisdictions in conducting voir dire as well as an ethical component discussing the ethical limits and proscriptions that attorneys must keep in mind when the law goes into effect....
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6th Annual Symposium on Employee Non-Compete Agreements, Confidential Information, and the Uniform Trade Secrets Act

09/16/2014 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
It has been argued that employee non-compete agreements (NCA’s), in addition to being unfair, have hurt innovation and enterprise creation in Massachusetts. Advocates for the status quo insist that the NCA’s are strictly scrutinized and necessary for the protection of confidential information of employers. The 188th General Court Senate overwhelmingly approved an economic development bill that included both a BBA-tweaked version of the 48-states-adopted Uniform Trade Secrets Act and a compromise mechanism to discourage overreaching employee NCA’s. These provisions were “held in conference.” In the BBA’s sixth summer symposium on these issues, legislators, administrators and lawyers advocating or advising on reform will provide an overview of recent developments and issues going forward. Arguments will be made for the status quo. There will be opportunity for attendee questions and presentation of views. ...
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CLE - Tackling Clean Energy Projects: Risk Management & Future Growth

09/17/2014 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Learn about the risk management involved in negotiating clean energy projects, the citing and permitting challenges they face, and the projected future of solar and wind power projects in Massachusetts and regionally....
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Young Lawyers Roundtable: A Conversation with Judge Sorokin

09/18/2014 - 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
The next installment of the Young Lawyers' Roundtable event will feature a conversation with the Honorable Leo Sorokin. The Young Lawyers' Roundtable program is a new event series designed to foster a unique and collegial atmosphere in which young attorneys and members of the U.S. District Court can meet and discuss important issues of the day....
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The New MA Retainage Law: What You Need to Know

10/28/2014 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
On Aug. 8, 2014, Gov. Deval L. Patrick signed into law "An Act Relative to Fair Retainage Payments in Private Construction." The Retainage Law, as it is more commonly known, is codified into law at Mass. Gen. Laws Chapter 149, Section 29F. The law goes in to effect on November 6, 2014. Learn about the origins of the law, and what's covered under these new rules. ...
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