Real Estate 101 – Zoning Law in Massachusetts

04/17/2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Please join the BBA for an informal discussion about zoning law in Massachusetts. Our discussion will focus on the differences between Boston zoning law under Article 80 of the Boston Zoning Code and zoning law in other Massachusetts cities and towns under Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws. Our panel’s high-level overview of both statutory regimes will lead way to a broader discussion of sound development policy in Massachusetts....
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Defending Depositions: What Every Litigator Needs To Know

04/17/2014 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
This program will provide attendees with valuable guidance from experienced litigators on successfully defending depositions. The panel will address various topics including preparation techniques, use of objections and instructions not to answer, cross-examination, and concluding or suspending depositions. The format will be an interactive discussion amongst panelists and attendees....
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Spring Environmental Law Career Panel

04/22/2014 - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Please join the Environmental Section and the New Lawyers Section at our annual Spring Environmental Career Panel. This event will be an excellent opportunity for law students and new lawyers to learn about various aspects of an environmental legal career from a panel of talented experts in the field. Enjoy a cocktail and networking reception to follow. We hope to see you at this fun and informative event!...
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Massachusetts Attorney General’s Revised Debt Collection Regulations Two Years After Enactment

04/23/2014 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
In March, 2012, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s revised consumer debt collection regulations became effective (940 CMR 7.00 et seq.). These regulations were amended to keep pace with changing technologies. They also created new obligations for creditors and debt buyers, including new validation requirements. The Chief of the AG’s Consumer Protection Division will give an overview of the new regulations, their implementation to date, and enforcement priorities. This is a forum for creditors’ and debtors’ attorneys alike to address questions and concerns about the new regulations....
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Joint Diversity & Inclusion and New Lawyers Section Happy Hour

04/23/2014 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
“Hap-ee Ow-er” – n. Monthly occurrence for new lawyers to unwind and network. In April of 1828, Noah Webster copyrighted the first edition of his Dictionary. In April we also celebrate the creation of the Library of Congress, Da Vinci’s birthday, and the Titanic's fateful journey. But that “’Tis neither here no there.”...
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Intellectual Property Basics Workshop: Filing and Prosecuting a Federal Trademark Application

04/24/2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
The second in the IP Basics Series, this workshop will focus on filing and prosecuting trademarks...
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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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Practicing as In-House Counsel

04/28/2014 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Interested in transitioning to an in-house role? Our panelists will provide attendees with three unique perspectives on practicing in an in-house attorney role. Discussion topics will include transitioning in-house from a law firm, the broad skill sets required of in-house attorneys, and the daily responsibilities of in-house attorneys and the broad areas of law in which they practice. This program is great for new attorneys with aspirations of moving in-house later in their careers as well as more experienced attorneys interested in moving in-house in the near future....
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I Knew You Were Trouble: Managing Problem Clients

04/29/2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Even if you target and vet clients aggressively, you’ll still likely wind up with some who start out, or turn out, to be difficult to work with. Hey, nobody’s perfect . . .But, there are techniques you can apply to make sure that you spend less of your time dealing with the clients you don’t want, and more of your time dealing with the clients you do want. ...
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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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An Introduction to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

05/02/2014 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Kimberly Monty of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will provide an overview of and introduction to the CFPB. Ms. Monty will explain what the CFPB does, where it is, how it is structured and what its authorities are. A question and answer session will follow Ms. Monty’s presentation....
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Volunteer with The Greater Boston Food Bank

05/03/2014 - 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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 41 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 2013 to provide at least ONE MEAL A DAY to every person in need in eastern Massachusetts. Volunteers play a critical role in ending hunger by giving their time and talent to support The Greater Boston Food Bank. Most volunteers work in the GBFB warehouse, inspecting, sorting, and packing food and grocery products. Most tasks require the ability to stand and inspect products for 2 - 3 hours. Volunteers are trained in food safety at the beginning of the shift. 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. Information for volunteers: 1.) Closed-toe shoe policy. 2.) Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. 3.) No loose clothing or items that be caught in a conveyor belt. 4.) Long hair must be tied back or contained in a hat. 5.) Parking lot diagonally across the street from the GBFB building. GBFB requires list of volunteers prior to event. Must register with BBA to participate. ...
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CLE - Latest Developments in Intellectual Property Law at the Supreme Court

06/04/2014 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Attend this CLE to learn about the Court’s current and upcoming intellectual property-related docket in depth, and will discuss the effects of this blockbuster IP term in various industries, including especially the life sciences, pharmaceutical, and high-tech sectors. ...
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CLE - Construction Law

06/11/2014 - 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Construction is a risky business for all involved - from lenders and insurers, to contractors, designers and subcontractors. The Real Estate Section's Construction Law Committee has you covered! Join us to learn about the newest strategies and procedures every real estate and construction law practitioner should know. Check back soon for more details or registernow to reserve your seat! ...
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