This program will provide an opportunity for attendees to hear directly from
decision-makers from the federal court, state court, and the Massachusetts
Commission Against Discrimination, as they discuss the most effective ways to
present and to oppose attorneys' fees petitions.
Experienced practitioners will also address how fee-shifting statutes affect
their prosecution and defense of a claim, from the beginning of their
representation to the time that a fee petition is made. There will be a
specific opportunity to present your own questions to the panel and to network
with the panelists and colleagues at the conclusion of the
Course materials will be include valuable summaries of
the legal principles applicable to fee petitions, samples of fee petitions and
oppositions, as well as decisions related to fee petitions from
the state and federal courts as well as from the Massachusetts Commission
I. Brief review of applicable
II. How these standards are applied in real time:
a. Perspectives from the federal court, the
state court, and the MCAD about the most effective ways to present and defend
against fee petitions;
b. Perspectives from
experienced practitioners on the effect of fee-shifting statutes on the
prosecution and defense of a claim.
III. Special topics, including:
factors that may enhance or reduce a request for an attorneys’ fee award;
treatment of multiple claims; treatment of work done by multiple attorneys;
degree of success; treatment of settlement efforts.
Member - $130.00
Non-Member - $170.00
BBA Member - Legal Services/
Government Lawyer - $70.00
Law Student - $30.00
If the cost of this seminar would preclude you from attending, please contact
us about tuition discounts.