An Introduction to Accounting for Attorneys

07/01/2015 - 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Get up to date with key accounting topics prevalent in the business world today. Our panel will discuss how to perform basic financial statement analysis and draw meaningful conclusions. You will also learn how a company collects information and produces financial statements....
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What's It REALLY Like Working as an In-House Attorney?: Summer Career Series 2015

06/24/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Join us to hear in-house practitioners speak about the path that led them to their career, learn about the day-to-day reality of their work, and get advice for your own career development....
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Corporate 101 for Immigration Practitioners

06/24/2015 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Hear from both a corporate attorney and a business immigration practitioner as they review fundamental principles and provide practical tips for successful case preparation....
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Choosing a Business Entity for your Solo or Small Firm Practice

06/23/2015 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Are you a solo or small firm practitioner looking to establish your own practice or review your current selection of business entity? Hear from our panelists on different pros and cons of various ways to organize your entity, specifically regarding the choice between establishing an LLC, sole proprietor, or PC, etc. Panelists will present an overview of different options to take along with the tax implications, costs, and other components of each approach. ...
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Let's Get Real 2015: Surviving and Succeeding as a Diverse Attorney in Boston

06/18/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Join us for an open and thought-provoking conversation about Boston's legal community and the hard questions and topics that matter to Boston's diverse attorneys—but are seldom discussed. Our panelists will draw from their vast personal and professional experiences on wide-ranging topics such as navigating the challenges of being a trailblazer, dealing with unconscious bias, affinity bar participation, and how the issues and challenges you may face will evolve over different phases of your legal career. ...
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What's It REALLY Like Working with Start-Ups?: Summer Career Series 2015

06/17/2015 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
The BBA is pleased to provide this lunch series where new lawyers and law students will get an inside look at the practice of law from attorneys in a variety of practice areas. Join us to hear practitioners speak about the path that led them to their career, learn about the day-to-day reality of their work, and get advice for your own career development....
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An Evening with Business Development Coach Stewart Hirsch

06/11/2015 - 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Join the coordinators of the BBA Group Mentoring program for an evening with business development coach Stewart Hirsch. An expert on building connections and strategic leadership, Hirsch has coached hundreds of lawyers and other professionals on client development and finding success as an attorney...
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New Lawyers Section End of Year Happy Hour

06/10/2015
Join the New Lawyers Section as they wrap up a successful program year and bid farewell to outgoing Section Co-Chair, Chris Valente!...
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What's it REALLY Like Working as a Law Clerk?: Summer Career Series 2015

06/04/2015 - 8:30AM to 9:30AM
Get the real story behind what it's really like to work as a a law clerk! Hear from our panel on what a typical day is like, advice on which skills to focus on to succeed and get the most of a clerkship, and learn tips for securing one!...
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Responding to Government Subpoenas: An Overview

06/02/2015 - 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Become familiar with the basic steps for how to respond to a government subpoena and the best strategies to take to protect your client. ...
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The Diversity & Inclusion Section Judicial Internship Program's Fifth Anniversary Celebration

06/01/2015 - 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Please be our guest as we gather to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the BBA's Judicial Internship Program. Since 2010, more than 100 law students have been afforded the opportunity to learn alongside a judge through this program. Join judges, BBA leadership, court staff and alumni of the program for a reception to celebrate....
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Volunteer on the Farm: The Food Project Serve & Grow

05/30/2015 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join your BBA colleagues for a morning outdoors working on the farm and supporting The Food Project. The Food Project is a non-profit devoted to promoting sustainable food systems. The Food Project Serve & Grow Program is focused on growing food for hunger relief organizations and local distribution....
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Affinity Bar Mixer

05/28/2015
Please join us as we celebrate the imminent arrival of summer at the Affinity Bar Mixer! Hosted by the BBA, Sponsored by AALAM, MAHA, the MA LGBTQ Bar Association, the MBLA, the MBWA and SABA GB!...
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New Lawyer & Law Student Speed Networking with Litigators

05/21/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
This event gives new lawyers and law students a unique opportunity to meet with several Boston-area litigation attorneys. Attendees will meet with 10 guest attorneys in small groups to learn about the career paths that got them to where they are today....
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Essential Skills for Succeeding in the Multi-Generational Workplace

05/20/2015 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
We are pleased to welcome BBA Past President, Lauren Stiller Rikleen, a nationally recognized expert on developing a thriving, diverse and multi-generational workforce. She is also currently the Executive-In-Residence at the Boston College Center for Work & Family....
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Northeastern University School of Law Women in the Law Conference - Money Matters: Invest In Yourself

05/15/2015 - 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Northeastern University School of Law Women in the Law Conference - Money Matters: Invest In Yourself...
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Spring Woodland Restoration Event at Roslindale Urban Wild

05/08/2015 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join the Environmental Law Public Service Committee and New Lawyers Public Service Committee for the annual spring woodland restoration event and enjoy nature and the company of your colleagues while also serving the community. This year, in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department's Urban Wilds Initiative, we will perform trail maintenance, invasive plant control, and pruning of 2008 restoration plantings at the Roslindale Urban Wild. ...
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New Lawyers Section Open Meeting

05/07/2015 - 8:30AM to 9:30AM
We welcome Section members to attend our monthly Section meeting. Please join us to become more involved and help plan and contribute to section activities and upcoming events....
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Real Estate Professionals Networking Event with NAIOP and ULI

05/06/2015 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Join the BBA as we welcome real estate professionals from NAIOP, and ULI. This is a great opportunity to build your network, broaden your referral sources, and meet other young professionals in Boston....
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Business Law in Firms and In-House: What Law Students & New Lawyers Need to Know

04/28/2015 - 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Join members of the BBA's In-House Lawyers Forum and Business Transactions Section for a special event open to all law students at Suffolk University Law School. Hosted by Suffolk Law's Business Law Association, we encourage you to hear about what it's like working in corporate counsel offices, on mergers & acquistions and compliance....
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16th Annual Charles River Clean Up

04/25/2015 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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....
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New Lawyers Scotch Tasting - Registration Closed

04/23/2015 - 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Hop scotch into spring with the BBF Junior Fellows and the BBA New Lawyers Section for an evening of scotch tasting and networking!...
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Marriage Equality at the Supreme Court: An Evening with Janson Wu, GLAD Executive Director

04/23/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on April 28 for the case, Obergefell v. Hodges. Janson Wu, Executive Director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), will be joining us to talk about the case's trajectory and the current legal state of LGBT rights. ...
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Resolving Disputes Among Family Members: Wills, Inherited Assets, Elder Care, and Family Owned Businesses

04/23/2015 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
This panel presentation will address legal issues and interpersonal challenges when you represent clients in disputes with their relatives involving elder care, inherited assets or their financial/employment interests in family-owned businesses....
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BBA Information Table @ Northeastern University School of Law

04/22/2015 - 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM
BBA Staff will be on hand at Dockser Hall to meet with current students. We'll answer questions you may have about membership & summer events at the BBA!...
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BRA Tour and Panel Discussion

04/17/2015 - 04:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Join the New Lawyers Section and members of the Real Estate Section for an exclusive site tour of the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The tour will include a panel discussion in the BRA Board Room....
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What You Didn't Learn About Child Support in Law School: Working with the Department of Revenue

04/15/2015 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Come learn how to effectively work with the Department of Revenue on child support cases. The panelists will offer tips and best practices on how to prepare your DOR involved case and what to expect before and after a court session. ...
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BBA Information Table @ New England Law

04/15/2015 - 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM
BBA Staff will be on hand in the lobby to meet with current students. We'll answer questions you may have about membership & summer events at the BBA!...
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IP Basics Workshop in Trademark Law: Responding to an Office Action

04/14/2015 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
This program will cover the basics of responding to an Office Action by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) relating to a pending trademark application....
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BBA Information Table @ BU Law

04/14/2015 - 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM
BBA Staff and BU Law Alums will be on hand on the second floor near the student cafe to meet with current students. We'll answer questions you may have about membership & summer events at the BBA!...
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Real Estate 101: Introduction to the Land Court and Real Estate Litigation

04/07/2015 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
This program will cover all the basics of real estate litigation, including title disputes, use issues and disputes over value. Attendees will also learn the practical basics of property law (and what you really need to know from property class 1L year!)....
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Young Bar Meets Bankruptcy Bench

04/06/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Please join us for the 8th annual Young Bar Meets the Bankruptcy Bench program at the Boston Bar Association. This year’s program will include an interactive roundtable format, providing an exciting opportunity for new lawyers to participate in discussions of relevant topics with Bankruptcy Court Judges. The program will focus on practical skills and issues particularly important for those in their first ten years of practice. Cocktail reception to follow....
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CLE - 18th Annual Superior Court Bench Meets Bar Conference

04/06/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
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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Update Your Professional Headshot @ the BBA

04/02/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Put your best face forward and visit us at 16 Beacon for a FREE quick photo shoot! Hi res photos will be emailed to you following your visit....
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Firm Life: Surviving and Thriving as a Summer Associate or First Year Associate - New Lawyers Section Professional Development Breakfast

04/02/2015 - 8:30AM to 9:30AM
Every other month the BBA welcomes new lawyers and law students to our Professional Development Breakfasts. In April we will fill you in on how to survive your first summer or first year in Boston law....
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New Lawyer & Law Student Speed Networking with Employment Law Attorneys

04/01/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Join us to meet more 10 guest attorneys in small groups to learn about the career paths and legal opportunities available in Boston's employment law landscape....
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An Introduction to the Massachusetts Wage Act: What Every Lawyer Should Know

03/30/2015 - 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
The program is a great primer for non-employment lawyers new to the Wage Act as well as a refresher for more experienced employment lawyers....
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In-House Open House and Networking Reception

03/26/2015 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
You’ve already put down roots in your organization’s legal department, now branch out into the Boston legal community at the Boston Bar Association. The BBA features more opportunities for legal education, career development, and networking than any other local bar association. We welcome in-house and prospective in-house attorneys to our In-House Open House....
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Human Rights and Corporate Liability: What You Need to Know

03/26/2015 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
While once the subject of human rights rarely applied to corporations, the business sector has become increasingly more concerned with how its daily operations might give rise to liability related to human rights abuses. This panel will provide practitioners with useful knowledge regarding the evolving international legal and policy framework that may impact how they work with corporations of all sizes....
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How Much is a Business Worth?

03/25/2015 - 12:00 PM to 01:30 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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BBA Info Table @ Northeastern Law

03/25/2015 - 11:30 AM to 01:30 PM
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BBA Info Table @ BC Law

03/24/2015 - 11:00 AM to 01:30 PM
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Volunteer with The Greater Boston Food Bank

03/21/2015 - 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Come join members of the New Lawyers Section as we partner with other volunteers to help “End Hunger Here.” This event will be an excellent opportunity to enjoy the company of fellow lawyers in a non-professional setting. The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England, and among the largest food banks in the country. Last year, GBFB distributed almost 48 million pounds of food, enough to provide healthy meals to as many as 545,000 people. GBFB is committed to increasing our food distribution in 2014 to provide at least ONE MEAL A DAY to every person in need in eastern Massachusetts....
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Budget 101: Presented by the BBA's Government Lawyers Forum

03/19/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Join our NEW Government Lawyers Forum for their first educational event & reception! Ever wondered how the Commonwealth's Budget REALLY works? Our panel of experts will walk you through what you need to know....
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How to Use the Cloud Securely in Your Practice

03/19/2015 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Learn how to securely and ethically use the cloud in your practice!...
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Negotiation, Execution, and Enforcement of Severance Agreements

03/18/2015 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Need to learn more on severance agreements? This program will discuss the negotiation, execution, and enforcement of severance agreements in the employment law context....
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The New Environmental Justice Executive Order and What it Means for Environmental Justice Communities

03/06/2015 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 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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New Lawyers Section Open Meeting

03/05/2015 - 8:30AM to 9:30AM
We welcome Section members to attend our monthly Section meeting. Please join us to become more involved and help plan and contribute to section activities and upcoming events....
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Residential Purchase and Sale Agreements 101

03/02/2015 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
This program will cover the basics of a residential purchase and sale agreement, including practical strategies for negotiating and drafting, as well as standard provisions and routine (and not-so-routine) changes that are made to protect the buyer and the seller....
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New Lawyers Networking with the Boston Security Analysts Society

02/26/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Join the BBA and the Boston Security Analysts Society to build your network and meet other young professionals in Boston....
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New Lawyers Section Professional Development Breakfast - Refining Your Resume & Updating Your Headshot

02/26/2015 - 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
This month's breakfast will hep you get a headstart on spring cleaning for your professional life. We're bringing in an expert resume coach so bring your resume! We will also have a staff photographer on hand for those who would like to update their headshot....
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Prison Book Project

02/21/2015 - 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Join members of the BBA and respond to prisoners’ handwritten requests for books based on their interest. Volunteers will be split into three groups: tasks are either to read the prisoner’s request and find the appropriate book for each prisoner, to make sure the books are appropriate and fill out an invoice, or to prepare the books for mailing....
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Speed Networking with Environmental Law Attorneys

02/19/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
This event gives law students and new lawyers a unique opportunity to meet with several Boston-area environmental law attorneys in just one evening. Those who attend this event will have the chance to meet all of our guest attorneys in small groups to learn about the career paths and legal opportunities available in Boston's environmental law landscape....
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CLE - Litigation Practice & Strategy: What Every New Civil Litigator Should Know

02/18/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
This program will provide a unique opportunity for new litigators to learn valuable lessons in litigation practice and strategy....
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Pre-Trial Practice: The Memo, the Four-Way Meeting and the Pre-Trial Conference

02/17/2015 - 5:00PM to 7:00PM
This training series is designed to provide a new lawyer or attorneys new to the practice of family law with an overview of the “life of a divorce case.” In this session, the panelists will discuss: What is a Pretrial Conference? When are they held? What are the procedures? Do they vary from county to county and judge to judge? What is expected of parties and lawyers? What is needed at a Pretrial Conference? ...
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Summer Judicial Internship Information Session

02/17/2015 - 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
BBA staff, former interns, and court personnel will be on hand to tell you more about the BBA's Summer Judicial Internship experience and to answer your questions....
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Proxy Season Mechanics: Managing Who Does What, When and How?

02/12/2015 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Attendees will learn more about the landscape of proxy season beyond the in-house legal view, including a better understanding of possible roles for service providers, as well as some tips for those new to the process. ...
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POSTPONED: New Lawyers Section Professional Development Breakfast - Refining Your Resume - Ask the Experts

02/05/2015 - 8:30AM to 9:30AM
Every other month the BBA welcomes new lawyers and law students to our Professional Development Breakfasts. Join us to broaden your professional network and learn tips on how to jumpstart your career!...
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Speed Networking with Health Law Practitioners - REGISTRATION CLOSED

01/29/2015 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
This event has reached it's capacity. Check out the Health Law Section's Page for upcoming events where you can meet Boston's top Health Law practitioners!...
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Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid

01/29/2015 - 10:15 AM to 01:00 PM
Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid...
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Possibilities for a Binding International Agreement on Climate Change: the US Perspective

01/23/2015 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
This program will address the current status of the ongoing climate negotiations under UN auspices. The presentation will demonstrate neither Senate advice and consent nor new Congressional legislation is necessarily required for the United States to become party to an agreement to be adopted at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris later this year....
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BBA Briefing: All About Walk to the Hill & The Case for Increased Funding for Civil Legal Aid

01/22/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
2015 is a very important year for civil legal aid. Following “Investing in Justice,” the report of the BBA Statewide Task Force to Expand Civil Legal Aid in Massachusetts, we now know more about the justice gap than ever before. Join us for a briefing about the issues at hand....
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Public Interest Leadership Program Information Session

01/22/2015 - 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Are you an up-and-coming leader in the legal community or in the BBA? Interested in connecting with other civically engaged lawyer leaders? We invite you to come learn more about the BBA’s Public Interest Leadership Program! ...
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4th Annual Charitable Board Service Program (Free)

01/22/2015
Join us to acquire valuable skills that will assist you in serving the nonprofit community. Serving on a charitable board is an opportunity to contribute to a worthy cause or mission, gain experience, broaden your career horizons, and use your skills to serve your community in an area of your interest. ...
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"Is There a Memo on That?" Immigration Law Research Tips for Newer Practitioners

01/20/2015 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
In this training session, the panelists will present useful research strategies and point newer practitioners in the direction of key materials for various substantive areas such as business, family, removal, and humanitarian-based immigration. They will also provide some practical tips for conducting immigration law research in a solo, small firm, or pro bono environment where access to resources may be more limited....
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Basic Commercial Coverage Issues

01/16/2015 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Commercial insurance is key to managing the risks of operating a successful business. It is important for attorneys to know how to read a commercial insurance contract and how these policies relate to particular coverage questions. This program will equip attendees with a better understanding of the things to watch out for as to coverage and risk. ...
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Government Lawyer Open House and Networking Reception

01/15/2015 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Calling all Government Lawyers and BBA Members for a HUGE evening of networking. Meet up with colleagues and make new connections with existing BBA Members....
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New Lawyers Section Open Meeting

01/08/2015 - 8:30AM to 9:30AM
We welcome Section members to attend our monthly Section meeting. Please join us to become more involved and help plan and contribute to section activities and upcoming events....
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New Lawyers Section Happy Hour

01/07/2015 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Celebrate the New Year with the New Lawyers Section!...
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Basic Estate Planning Documents I: Will, Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy

01/07/2015 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Join us for a review of the key components of wills, health care proxies, and durable powers of attorney. This program will provide an introduction to basic estate planning document, including drafting suggestions and advice for avoiding pitfalls....
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Intellectual Property Basics Workshop: Copyright Fundamentals

01/06/2015 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
The second in the IP Basics Workshop Series, this workshop will focus on the fundamentals of copyright litigation. Our speaker will cover the following topics: - Copyright creation and registration - Protection of copyrights - Licensing (e.g., work-for-hire agreements) - Copyright infringement, defenses, and fair use - Take down letters - Safe harbor protection...
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Networking for Career Success: Getting to Know the Right People

12/18/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Learn important strategies for building your career with noted networking expert, Diane Darling. A networking reception will follow this interactive program....
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Incorporating Essential Elder Law Provisions into Basic Estate Planning Documents

12/17/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Join the Trusts & Estates Section for a course in elder law basics. Attendees will learn how to incorporate essential elder law provisions into basic estate planning documents, including powers of attorney, health care proxies, and wills, and how to avoid traps for the basic estate planner. ...
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How to Read an Office Lease: Identifying Issues and Pitfalls

12/15/2014 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Whether you are looking to negotiate your own office space lease issues or advise a client on these matters, you're sure to take away some helpful tips! Our panel will cover lease terms and rent; build-outs, operating expenses; and post-termination damages. ...
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CLE - Deportation 101 for Criminal Defense Attorneys

12/11/2014
Be in the know about the deportation and immigration consequences of criminal convictions. These issues matter whether you represent undocumented immigrants or white collar professionals who are here on work visas or as permanent residents. Educate yourself so you can answer basic questions correctly, spot the issues and know when to consult immigration experts so you can properly advise your clients. ...
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Strategies in Life Sciences Collaborations

12/11/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Experts who lead efforts to sponsor research, enter joint R&D, license technology and otherwise fill pharmaceutical pipelines will discuss strategies, risks, and war stories in an informal setting. ...
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Enforcing Arbitration Clauses in Massachusetts

12/10/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Focusing on “lessons learned” from federal and state decisions, this presentation will survey the existing law and offer best practices for enforcing arbitration clauses in Massachusetts....
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New Lawyers Section Winter Reception

12/09/2014 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Join the members of the New Lawyers Section for some holiday cheer and to raise a glass to the newest members of the bar!...
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Polish Your Public Speaking Skills

12/05/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
The BBA welcomes voice & performance instructor Celia Slattery to share tips and techniques for more effective presentations and public speaking....
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New Lawyers Section Professional Development Breakfast: Developing and Refining Your "Elevator Pitch"

12/04/2014 - 8:30AM to 9:30AM
Join us as we learn what elements make for a great self-introduction, elevator pitch. Develop yours to highlight your skills and objectives or refine an existing pitch to add some professional polish!...
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Intellectual Property Basics Workshop: Licensing Agreements

12/02/2014 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
The second annual IP Basics Workshop Series kicks off with a comprehensive seminar on licensing in intellectual property...
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Volunteer at Cradles to Crayons

11/22/2014 - 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join members of the BBA in processing and packaging donations that will be distributed to disadvantaged children across the state through Cradles to Crayons. Cradles to Crayons provide homeless or low-income children with the essential items they need to thrive at home, at school, and at play. These items help children thrive and know they are valued....
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Young Professionals Networking Event with MSCPA

11/20/2014 - 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Join the Boston Bar Association & the MSCPA for an evening of cross-industry networking. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other young professionals, build your network and develop referral sources....
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Incorporating Mediation Into Your Practice - An Interactive Discussion

11/17/2014 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
This is an interactive discussion with seasoned practitioners who facilitate mediation to resolve disputes both in practice and in everyday life. We will review the laws and guidelines related to becoming a certified mediator and will discuss ways mediation skills can be used in negotiations. Come with an open mind, your questions, and a willingness to explore the topic together. ...
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Understanding Internal and Government Investigations

11/12/2014 - 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
This program is a must both for practitioners new to internal and government investigations and to seasoned practitioners who are looking to learn about strategies and issues that are critical to these proceedings. Learn how these investigations fit into litigation practice generally and the key skills and knowledge counsel needs in order to contribute effectively. ...
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Navigating the Tides of Chapter 93A: Injury and Damages

11/12/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Learn what you need to know about the case law interpreting Chapter 93A and trends in 93A damages law....
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New Bankruptcy Lawyers Annual Fall Breakfast

11/07/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Please join the New Bankruptcy Lawyers Committee of the BBA Bankruptcy Section as we kick off the 2014-2015 program year with our annual fall breakfast. Over the past few years, the fall breakfast has become a time to meet and reconnect with other practitioners while we discuss our upcoming programming and brainstorm about other possible events....
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What's it REALLY Like Serving in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps?

11/06/2014 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
The BBA will welcome JAG Corps members from Hanscom Air Force Base to share their stories and talk about the realities of serving one's country as a member of the Judge Advocate General's Corps...
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New Lawyers Section Open Meeting

11/06/2014 - 8:30AM to 9:30AM
We welcome all Section members to attend our monthly Section meeting. Please join us to become more involved by helping to plan and contribute to section activities and upcoming events....
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New Lawyers Section Happy Hour

11/05/2014 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
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Estate, Gift, and GST Tax Basics for the New Estate Planner

11/05/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
This program will provide an introduction to the estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes. Our speaker will describe the key components of each tax, explain how the taxes relate to one another, and provide context for how each tax is relevant for purposes of preparing an estate plan. This program is particularly relevant for new estate planners....
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Group Mentoring Orientation and Kick-Off Reception

10/29/2014
Join us for the 2014-2015 Group Mentoring Program Orientation and Kick-Off Reception. The BBA's Group Mentoring Program is sponsored by the Diversity & Inclusion Section accepts law school graduates and attorneys who have been admitted to the bar for fewer than five years. ...
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Propounding and Responding to Written Discovery Requests: Best Practices Advice

10/27/2014 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
This program will focus on the fundamentals of propounding and responding to written discovery requests. Presenters will offer practical advice that lawyers can apply in their daily practice, as well as provide examples of best practices when dealing with written discovery....
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Franklin Park Clean Up

10/25/2014 - 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
We partner up with the Franklin Park Coalition’s Woodland Volunteer Team. The morning is spent helping to plant native understory plants in Franklin Park and removing invasive species. This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the company of fellow new lawyers in a non-professional setting. We will be meeting at the Valley Gate Parking Lot in Franklin Park at 10am....
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Pro Bono Recruitment Fair & Open House

10/20/2014 - 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
This event, sponsored by the Boston Bar Association and Suffolk University Law School, provides attorneys and law students with a range of pro bono opportunities....
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Volunteer on the Farm: The Food Project Serve & Grow

10/18/2014 - 09:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Join your BBA colleagues for a morning outdoors working on the farm and supporting The Food Project. The Food Project is a non-profit devoted to promoting sustainable food systems. The Food Project Serve & Grow Program is focused on growing food for hunger relief organizations and local distribution....
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Getting Hired as a Prosecutor or Public Defender

10/15/2014 - 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Interested in being hired as an ADA, AAG, AUSA or public defender (state or federal)? Hear from our experienced panel about the hiring process, what the offices are looking for, strategies for getting hired, and how candidates can prepare themselves professionally and financially....
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Mortgage Financing 101 - Basics and Practice Updates

10/14/2014 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Panelists will cover basic mortgage financing documentation and due diligence and include practice updates and trends based on the current state of the real estate market and financing. ...
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Law Students: Speed Networking with Real Estate Attorneys

10/08/2014
Meet more than 10 attorneys from different practice areas in small groups to learn about the career paths and legal opportunities available in Boston real estate. Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required....
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New Lawyers Section Professional Development Breakfast: Advanced Networking, "The Art of the Schmooze"

10/02/2014 - 8:30AM to 9:30AM
Every other month the BBA welcomes new lawyers and law students to our Professional Development Breakfasts. Join us to broaden your professional network and learn tips on how to jumpstart your career!...
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BBA Career Series: What's it REALLY Like Practicing International Law?

09/30/2014
Interested in pursuing a practice in international law? The panelists will share a variety of perceptions, including views from the private and public sectiors, and an international NGO. Learn the day to day workings of an international law practice, and have a chance to ask panelists what it's really like to practice international law....
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CLE - Employment Law Basics: What Every Lawyer Should Know

09/23/2014
Get the inside scoop on what every employment law attorney should know. Our panel will discuss the life cycle of the employment relationship and the laws that effect it....
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Law Student Welcome Reception - Hosted by the New Lawyers Section

09/18/2014 - 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
The BBA is thrilled to welcome returning law student members and to welcome new law students to the BBA for the 2014-2015 program year! Join us at 16 Beacon to learn more about your BBA member benefits, meet BBA member alums, and to mix and mingle with fellow students!...
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Young Lawyers Roundtable: A Conversation with Judge Sorokin

09/18/2014 - 8:00AM to 9:00AM
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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BBA Career Series: What's it REALLY Like Being a Trusts & Estates Attorney?

09/17/2014 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Get an inside look at what it's like to be a trusts & estates practitioner. Join us to hear practitioners speak about the path that led them to their career, learn about the day-to-day reality of their work, and get advice for your own career development....
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Divorce Law Fundamentals Training Series: Section 34 - Income, Assets, Liabilities and Discovery

09/09/2014 - 5:30PM to 6:30PM
In session M.G.L. c. 208, § 34 will be reviewed with a focus on the following: a) factors that courts consider in dividing assets and liabilities; b) an overview of the various types of assets and liabilities; and, c) the best means of discovering those assets and liabilities....
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Insurance Coverage For Government Investigations

09/09/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
This program will cover the significant defense costs of formal and informal government investigations and the likelihood of coverage under D&O policies for these costs; the importance of policy language in establishing coverage; and the availability of coverage for formal and informal government investigations in the market....
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Ethics and Tips for Attorney Voir Dire

09/09/2014 - 12:30PM to 1:30PM
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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New Lawyers Section Open Meeting

09/04/2014 - 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
We welcome Section members to attend our monthly Section meeting. Please join us to become more involved and help plan and contribute to section activities and upcoming events....
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BBA Summer Career Series: What’s It REALLY Like Working in An In-House Legal Department?

08/12/2014 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Join us to hear practitioners speak about the path that led them to their career, learn about the day-to-day reality of their work, and get advice for your own career development. What’s It REALLY Like Working in An In-House Legal Department?...
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Sports Law Roundtable Featuring Sports Illustrated's Michael McCann: The Donald Sterling Controversy

08/08/2014 - 12:00PM to 2:00PM
Sports Illustrated's Michael McCann leads a panel of sports law experts to discuss the Donald Sterling controversy and the legal, business and ethical issues relating to his impending ouster from the NBA. The efforts to remove Mr. Sterling from the NBA touch upon many different areas of law, including the right to privacy, constitutional law, antitrust law, contract law, tax law, probate law, the rules of evidence, and the extent to which the courts will review the decisions of private associations like the NBA. Join us for a wide-ranging discussion on Donald Sterling and the many issues that his saga poses for the law, business and ethics of sports....
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BBA Summer Career Series: What's It REALLY Like Being A Real Estate Attorney?

07/31/2014 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Get an inside look at the practice of real estate law. Join us to hear practitioners speak about the path that led them to their career, learn about the day-to-day reality of their work, and get advice for your own career development....
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BBA Summer Career Series: What’s It REALLY Like Working in Legal Services?

07/24/2014 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Join us to hear practitioners speak about the path that led them to their career, learn about the day-to-day reality of their work, and get advice for your own career development. What’s It REALLY Like Working in Legal Services?...
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BBA Summer Career Series: What's It REALLY Like Practicing Family Law?

07/17/2014 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Get an inside look at the practice of family law. Join us to hear practitioners speak about the path that led them to their career, learn about the day-to-day reality of their work, and get advice for your own career development....
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Young Lawyers' Roundtable: A Conversation with Judge Boal

07/17/2014 - 8:00AM to 9:00AM
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. Each event in the series will be hosted at the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse by a different judge of the Court, and will provide a small-group setting in which the judge and participants can interact and share insights....
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Developing a Niche in Your Practice

07/15/2014 - 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Join us for an exploration of the topic of "Niche-ification" including the how-to, pros & cons, and stories from those who have successfully found their niche. A networking reception will follow the panel discussion; make some connections to enhance your practice and career development!...
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Strategies for Success: Summer Associates Diversity Luncheon

07/10/2014 - 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
All summer associates, interns, lawyers, law clerks, law students and professional staff are welcome to join us! The BBA has assembled a diverse panel of Boston-area lawyers to share the Strategies for Success they used to launch their career. This discussion will include suggestions on what you can do to start your career off in the right direction and what important choices and strategies you can make to enhance your career and job skills. Guests will have the opportunity to talk with the speakers and other lawyers over lunch....
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New Lawyers Section Happy Hour: Summer in the City

07/09/2014 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Beat the heat at the BBA! Join us as we welcome the newest admittees to the Massachusetts bar, summer associates, and summer interns. We'll also raise a glass to the members of the Law School Class of 2014 who are busy studying for the bar....
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