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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Solo & Small Firm Meet & Greet Luncheon

10/11/2013 - 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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The In's and Out's of Boston's New Apartment Registration and Inspection Ordinance

10/01/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join the Leasing Committee for a presentation by the Commissioner of the Boston Inspectional Services Department about what properties are subject to the ordinance, the registration and inspection process, and the new obligations of rental property owners under the ordinance....
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Connecting Supply With Demand to Fill the Justice Gap

09/23/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Mr. Zadrow and Ms. Ramirez will talk about how Justice Bridge is "building relationships with top law firms, retired justices and former senior partners, legal service organizations, and various affinity and membership-based community groups to help provide compassionate and professional representation to those with previously unmet legal needs."...
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Solo & Small Firm Section Fall Wine and Cheese Reception

09/18/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Come meet your fellow lawyers at the Solo and Small Firm Section's Fall Welcome Wine & Cheese Reception. Meet the co-chairs and other members of the Committees and find about their plans for the coming year and how you can get involved....
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CLS Bank v. Alice Corp.: Making Sense of the Federal Circuit's En Banc Decision

06/26/2013 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
The Federal Circuit's recent en banc decision in CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. illustrates the divisions within the court of appeals regarding patentable subject matter. During this brown bag lunch program, patent attorneys from Finnegan LLP will review the CLS case and offer analysis, including thoughts about making sense of the different views at the Federal Circuit....
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Solo & Small Firm Meet & Greet Luncheon

06/14/2013 - 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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Solo & Small Firm Meet & Greet Luncheon

05/10/2013 - 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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Jumpstarting your Mediation Practice

05/09/2013 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
This brown-bag lunch program will provide an opportunity for attendees to hear established, full-time mediators talk about how they got their practices started. The panelists will discuss topics including: how they got their first mediation job, strategies for developing a client base, what sort of experience a mediator needs in order to be marketable, and training options for aspiring mediators to consider....
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The Work of the Trial Court's Access to Justice Initiative

04/25/2013 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This brown bag lunch program will update members on the latest work of the Trial Court's Access to Justice Initiative.We will hear about the Trial Court's efforts including their most recent work, involving language access strategies and translating court forms, improving technology access for court users, expanding the uses of limited assistance representation (LAR), and establishing court service centers in multijurisdictional courthouses, as well as a summary of the Trial Court’s progress in implementing its mission objectives, and the future direction of the Trial Court's Access to Justice Initiatives....
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