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CLE - Nuts and Bolts: Practice and Procedure Before the Board of Bar Overseers

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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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 suspension.

I. Steps of a BBO Investigation from Complaint to Discipline or Resolution

a. Differences from civil and criminal litigation
b. Similarities to civil or criminal litigation

II. Sanctions
a. Presumptive Sanctions
b. Aggravating and Mitigating Factors

III. Negotiating a Stipulation
a. Role of Bar Counsel
b. Role of Respondent’s Counsel

IV. Practical Tips, Pitfalls and Best Practices
a. Before a Hearing Panel
b. Before the Board

V. Pro Bono and Other Opportunities

Program Co-chairs:
Christopher R. Conroy, Esq.
Peabody & Arnold LLP

Debra A. Squires-Lee, Esq.
Sherin and Lodgen LLP

Registration Categories:
BBA 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.

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Jacqueline Querubin


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