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This program will be presented from 3:00pm - 5:00pm and will be followed
by a networking reception from 5:00pm - 6:00 pm.
The Board of Bar Overseers and the Office of Bar Counsel investigate
complaints of wrongdoing and violations of the Rules of Ethics brought against
attorneys. The number of complaints and investigations has risen in recent
years. Practice before the BBO is a unique hybrid of civil / criminal /
administrative and regulatory practice with special rules and procedures adopted
by the Supreme Judicial Court and developed informal practice.
This program will afford participants an opportunity to learn from BBO
experts, including lawyers who represent lawyers before the BBO, a BBO hearing
officer, and an Assistant Bar Counsel at the BBO.
We will also address available opportunities to provide pro bono service to
lawyers defending against BBO complaints and lawyers seeking reinstatement to
the bar after a disciplinary
I. Steps of a BBO
Investigation from Complaint to Discipline or Resolution
a. Differences from civil and criminal
b. Similarities to civil or criminal
b. Aggravating and Mitigating
III. Negotiating a
a. Role of Bar Counsel
b. Role of
IV. Practical Tips, Pitfalls and Best
a. Before a Hearing Panel
b. Before the
V. Pro Bono and Other Opportunities
R. Conroy, Esq.
Peabody & Arnold LLP
Debra A. Squires-Lee,
Sherin and Lodgen LLP
BBA Member - $130.00
Non-Member - $170.00
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.