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CLE - Class Action Settlements: Innovative Approaches to Class Notice, Objector Litigation, and Mediation

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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Class action jurisprudence is changing rapidly, with courts in some jurisdictions becoming more and more restrictive in how they address class certification and class merits issues. Panelists on this CLE program will discuss class action settlements in this new landscape, including recent decisions on approving class settlements; mediation strategies; new approaches to class notice and efforts to use new technology to reach more class members, more effectively; dealing with objector litigation from both plaintiffs’ and defendants’ perspectives; and ethical considerations in settling class actions, on both sides of the table. 

Participants will earn .5 hours of ethics credit.

I. Mediation strategies for both plaintiffs and defendants; preparing for a successful mediation
II. Class action settlements in light of recent decisions
III. New developments in class notice; using electronic notice, and designing a more effective notice program.
IV. Dealing with objector litigation from all perspectives
V. Ethical issues in class action settlements

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.

Materials: It's so easy to be green!  The BBA offers registrants CLE course materials in both electronic and print format.  Please remember to select your option during registration.  If you opt for the electronic version, a PDF link will be email to you prior to the seminar. We encourage laptops and portable devices at the seminar, Free WiFi is available in all conference rooms!

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Jacqueline Querubin


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