Solo & Small Firm Meet & Greet Luncheon

10/10/2014 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Solo & Small Firm Section welcomes BBA members of all sections to join our monthly Meet & Greet Luncheons every second Friday from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. This is an opportunity to meet your fellow bar members while enjoying lunch at the BBA. ...
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Call for Volunteers at the Brooke Court Service Center

09/18/2014 - 04:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Join us to learn how you can help the Brooke Courthouse Court Service Center work to improve access to justice in our state courts....
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What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Privacy and Data Security Law

09/18/2014 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
In the wake of the biggest consumer data security breaches in history, learn from Burns & Levinson LLP's Merton Thompson, about what small firms must bear in mind....
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Solo & Small Firm Meet & Greet Luncheon

09/05/2014 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Solo & Small Firm Section welcomes BBA members of all sections to join our monthly Meet & Greet Luncheons every second Friday from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. This is an opportunity to meet your fellow bar members while enjoying lunch at the BBA. ...
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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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Grow Your Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice: Advice from the Experts

06/25/2014 - 3:00PM to 7:00PM
Business development is a must, but ADR and other private practitioners often find it daunting. Advances in technology create both opportunities to reach potential clients and questions about the wide array of possibilities. This program, designed for ADR and solo or small firm practitioners, will cover the business development techniques you need to know and will show you how to use social media to get your message out....
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CLE - Massachusetts Tax Update for 2014

06/25/2014
Join us at the BBA for this popular annual program for a comprehensive review of the latest legislative changes, administrative pronouncements, and trends in Massachusetts tax litigation and policy....
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BBA Summer Career Series: What's It REALLY Like to Go Solo?

06/25/2014 - 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....
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CLE - Medicare Liens and Their Impact on Litigation

06/24/2014
Attend this program to learn the nuts and bolts of how to deal with Medicare liens from the start to finish. As the law and procedures in this area continue to evolve, attorneys need to keep abreast of recent developments....
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Solo & Small Firm Meet & Greet Luncheon

06/20/2014 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Solo & Small Firm Section welcomes BBA members of all sections to join our monthly Meet & Greet Luncheons every second Friday from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. This is an opportunity to meet your fellow bar members while enjoying lunch at the BBA. ...
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Using SEO To Make Your Phone Ring: The Ins and Outs of Search Marketing

06/06/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
The SEO industry is often put at the bottom of the ethical marketing barrel. In this one hour session, we will discuss how this reputation isn't always deserved (and sometimes is), and how SEO marketing can help your business. Topics will include: reviewing the foundational concepts of how SEO works, learning to diagnose your success (or failings) using free tools, exposing common misperceptions propagated by SEO agencies , revealing the best practices for using search to make your phone ring...
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4th Annual Super Marketing Conference

06/05/2014 - 9:00AM to 4:15PM
The Boston Bar Association is a sponsor of this year’s 4th Annual Super Marketing Conference: Building Relationships to Build Business, which is jointly presented by the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program, and Suffolk University Law School. The conference will take place on June 5 at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, with a live web stream available for those who cannot attend in-person....
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You’re LAR Certified; So, Now What?

05/15/2014 - 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Have you been certified to accept limited assistance representation cases, but are unsure of how to incorporate your new certification into your practice, and to reach potential LAR clients?...
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Solo & Small Firm Meet & Greet Luncheon

05/09/2014 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Solo & Small Firm Section welcomes BBA members of all sections to join our monthly Meet & Greet Luncheons every second Friday from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. This is an opportunity to meet your fellow bar members while enjoying lunch at the BBA. ...
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I Knew You Were Trouble: Managing Problem Clients

04/29/2014 - 12:00PM to 01:00PM
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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Solo & Small Firm Meet & Greet Luncheon

04/11/2014 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Solo & Small Firm Section welcomes BBA members of all sections to join our monthly Meet & Greet Luncheons every second Friday from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. This is an opportunity to meet your fellow bar members while enjoying lunch at the BBA. ...
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Insurance Coverage for Solo & Small Firm Attorneys – What You Should Know

04/10/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
This panel will provide an overview of the common types of insurance that the solo practitioner and small firm will require. The panelists intend to discuss Health, Disability, and Life Insurance, Professional Liability, Workers Comp, Premises Liability and Property Insurance. Through the discussion, it is hoped that the confusing array of insurance will be demystified....
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Boston Bar Association Chess Night

04/01/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Please join the Intellectual Property Law Section for a fun and social evening of chess at the BBA. Appetizers, beer, and wine will be available. This program is co-sponsored by the Boylston Chess Foundation. ...
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Basics of Fee Agreements and Fee Sharing

03/20/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
This program will cover the basics of fee agreements. Sarah Chambers of the B.B.O. will give us the rules. Two attorneys with varied practices will talk about how to think about and prepare fee agreements plus tips. We will touch upon how and when fee sharing and referral fees are possible....
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Solo & Small Firm Meet & Greet Luncheon

03/14/2014 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Solo & Small Firm Section welcomes BBA members of all sections to join our monthly Meet & Greet Luncheons every second Friday from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. This is an opportunity to meet your fellow bar members while enjoying lunch at the BBA. ...
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Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Issues in M&A Transactions: Practical Tips for Small Firms and Solo-Practitioners

03/06/2014 - 12:30PM to 01:30PM
The panel will discuss the primary benefits and executive compensation issues that arise in business transactions, including application of IRC Sections 409A and 280G, how to address 401(k) and other qualified plans and typical covenant provisions that are the subject of negotiations between buyer and seller....
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Grantor Trust Rules Basics

03/05/2014 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Christopher Perry, Esq. (of Northern Trust) & Anne Marie Towle, Esq. (of Athena Capital Management) will review the grantor trust rules in general and explore hypothetical scenarios designed to illustrate how a trust can become a grantor trust for income tax purposes, sometimes with unintended consequences for the grantor. Potential pitfalls will be identified and techniques for avoiding these pitfalls will be suggested....
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Flat Fee Billing for the Solo and Small Firm Practice

03/03/2014 - 12:00PM to 01:00PM
This panel will discuss the monetary considerations of valuing flat fees reasonably, the practical side of handling the client communication about that value and the stages of payment, and how to describe in a fee agreement what is included, or excluded, under the flat fee. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions for the panel speakers....
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Solo & Small Firm Meet & Greet Luncheon

02/14/2014 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Solo & Small Firm Section welcomes BBA members of all sections to join our monthly Meet & Greet Luncheons every second Friday from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. This is an opportunity to meet your fellow bar members while enjoying lunch at the BBA. ...
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Walk to the Hill Meet-Up

01/30/2014 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Looking for a group to Walk to the Hill with? Join the New Lawyers and the Solo & Small Firms Sections for a networking breakfast before walking over to the State House as a group....
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CLE - Representing Clients in the Mediation of Business Disputes: Strategies for Success

01/27/2014
Check out this specially discounted CLE program to hear from mediation experts how best to represent your business clients as a litigator or in-house counsel. Learn the practical skills necessary to make the mediation process work for you....
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13th Annual Criminal Law Bench Bar

01/21/2014 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
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Solo & Small Firm Meet & Greet Luncheon

01/10/2014 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Solo & Small Firm Section welcomes BBA members of all sections to join our monthly Meet & Greet Luncheons every second Friday from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. This is an opportunity to meet your fellow bar members while enjoying lunch at the BBA. ...
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Solo & Small Firm Meet & Greet Luncheon

12/13/2013 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Solo & Small Firm Section welcomes BBA members of all sections to join our monthly Meet & Greet Luncheons every second Friday from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. This is an opportunity to meet your fellow bar members while enjoying lunch at the BBA. ...
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CLE - Prenuptial Agreements – Tips for Drafting, Negotiating and Litigating

12/03/2013
Learning how to draft and negotiate a solid prenuptial agreement is a skill essential to every family law practitioner. Challenging or enforcing said agreement is another area of expertise it is important to develop. Come hear from the experts on prenuptial agreements. Our panel includes distinguished judges and lawyers with extensive experience in the areas of drafting, negotiating and litigating prenuptial agreements. ...
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QuickBooks, Accounting, Taxation: An Overview Of What Attorneys At Small Firms Need To Know

11/21/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
The speaker will discuss an overview of how to use QuickBooks as a small firm attorney and related accounting and taxation matters. The attendees will learn some practical tips and will learn how to learn more on their own later....
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Solo & Small Firm Meet & Greet Luncheon

11/08/2013 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Solo & Small Firm Section welcomes BBA members of all sections to join our monthly Meet & Greet Luncheons every second Friday from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. This is an opportunity to meet your fellow bar members while enjoying lunch at the BBA. ...
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A Candid Bench-Bar Conversation on Judicial Evaluations

11/04/2013 - 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey will discuss the issues concerning judicial evaluation and why it matters. Moderator Jack Cinquegrana,will encourage lawyers to ask questions of the panel and engage in a candid and constructive dialogue to identify ways to improve participation and boost the practical value of the evaluation system....
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