The New Environmental Justice Executive Order and What it Means for Environmental Justice Communities

03/06/2015 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
On November 25, 2014 Governor Patrick issued Executive Order 552 requiring Secretariats to take action to promote environmental justice. Considered a major step towards protecting environmental justice communities, the executive order requires state agencies to develop plans to protect environmental justice communities and to create public participation plans to ensure that these communities’ voices are heard during the government decision-making process....
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UDRP Proceedings: What You Need to Know

03/09/2015 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Join the IP Litigation committee for a primer on UDRP Proceedings from our experience speaker. ...
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Bench Meets Bar: Lunch With Judge Indira Talwani

03/09/2015 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
As Judge Talwani approaches her one-year anniversary on the bench, we will discuss what issues concern her and what she expects from the attorneys who appear in her courtroom. The audience will also have the opportunity to to ask Judge Talwani questions. ...
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Ethics for Criminal Defense Counsel and Prosecutors

03/13/2015 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
The Rules of Professional Conduct include specific rules governing criminal defense counsel and prosecutors. This panel, which includes a former prosecutor, now member of the Board of Bar Overseers and an experienced criminal defense attorney, will analyze the unique rules governing the criminal law practice and give practical tips for how to deal with ethical quandaries....
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When Opposing Counsel is Unethical - A Case Study

03/20/2015 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
This program will give attendees examples of opposing counsel behaving unethically and violating Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct. Learn tips for handling these situations, and what to look for during your case. These examples will be demonstrated through case studies, including Ryan v. Astra Tech Inc., in which Judge Sorokin withdrew the pro hac vice admission of a California attorney. ...
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Life After Halliburton: Proof of Reliance and Expert Evidence at Class Certification

03/20/2015 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Do you have questions about proving reliance? This event will provide practitioners with a guide as to how to prove (or disprove) reliance following the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Haliburton....
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An Expert's View: Best Practices for Utilizing Engineering Experts in Construction Litigation

03/24/2015 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Enhance your understanding of how to best utilize engineering experts in high-stakes construction litigation. The speaker will provide insight - from the engineer's perspective - on how counsel can get the most out of its expert engagements....
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Trying a Case in Housing Court Training

03/24/2015 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
This training will guide you through landlord tenant cases in Housing Court from opening to closing with a special presentation on evidence rules as the pertain to eviction cases....
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How Much is a Business Worth?

03/25/2015 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
The value of a business may come in to play in all sorts of cases and can be a hotly contested topic. This discussion will provide an overview as to how businesses may be valued for the purpose of litigation, how experts may be used to arrive at a value, and how the experts may present a defensible valuation at deposition or trial....
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Tenant Improvements and Tenant Improvement Allowances

03/25/2015 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Learn about drafting tenant improvement provisions in a lease. Speakers will discuss the implementation of of these provisions and answer questions you may have. ...
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CLE - 18th Annual Superior Court Bench Meets Bar Conference

04/06/2015 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Join us for this unique opportunity to meet several Justices of the Superior Court as they offer perspectives relative to practice tips and share their insights, observations and analysis on key issues for 2015 and beyond....
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