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        General Practice, Solo &                                                                                                        in s iDE :
        Small Firm Conference                                                   Course #: GPA08                            MB A CLE n EA r YoU
                                                                               Thursday, Nov. 8                                     E ssE x Co unty
                                                                             8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.                       Casemaker Training........................................... 6
                                                                             Holiday Inn, Taunton
                                                                                                                                    ha mpdE n Co unty
                                                                             Sponsored by the General                    Intellectual Property Questions: Identifying
                                                                              Practice, Solo & Small                      Issues and Improving Your Clients’
                                                                                  Firm Section                            Understanding ................................................. 3



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                                                                                                                         Electronic Discovery: New Rules of
        he MBA’s General Practice, Solo & Small Firm            faCulty:                                                  Practice and Emerging Issues—
        Section is excited to announce the General              Hon. Elizabeth O’Neill LaStaiti
                                                                                                                          What Litigators Should Know ......................... 6
                                                                Bristol Probate & Family Court
        Practice, Solo & Small Firm Conference, to                                                                       Current Issues in Medicare and Medicaid ..... 7
                                                                Hon. Michael J. Livingstone
 take place on Nov. 8 at the Holiday Inn in Taunton.            Plymouth Probate & Family Court                          Sixth Annual Western Massachusetts
 This popular conference will feature networking op-            Hon. Joseph I. Macy                                       Bankruptcy Law Conference .......................... 7
 portunities, prize giveaways and exciting new panels           Taunton District Court
                                                                                                                                   no rf o l k Co unty
 organized in collaboration with many other MBA                 Hon. Prudence M. McGregor
 section councils. Conference highlights include:               Bristol Probate & Family Court                           Casemaker Training........................................... 2
                                                                Hon. Bernadette L. Sabra                                 How to Start and Run Your Own Successful
 •	 Two	distinguished	panels	of	judges	from	the	                                                                          Solo or Small-Firm Practice ...........................12
                                                                Fall River or New Bedford District Court
    District Court and Probate and Family Court;
                                                                Hon. Robert A. Scandurra                                             suf f o l k Co unty
 •	 A	substantive	panel	discussion	on	divorce,	trusts,	         Barnstable Probate & Family Court
                                                                                                                         Drafting The Simple Will ................................... 3
    inheritances and deeds;                                     Daniel V. Bair II, Esq.
                                                                Brodeur-McGan, Attorneys at Law, Springfield             Residential Purchase and Sale Agreements ... 4
 •	 A	panel	discussion	of	common	employment	law	
                                                                David E. Belfort, Esq.                                   Online Dispute Resolution: How It
    issues faced by legal practices; and                        Corrigan, Bennett & Belfort PC, Cambridge                 Provides Increased Effectiveness,
 •	 A	“technology	challenge”	session	featuring	live	            Patrick Francomano, Esq.                                  Efficiency and Quality ..................................... 4
    demonstrations of software programs that promise            Law Office of Patrick Francomano, N. Attleborough        35th Annual Robert Fuchs Labor
    to streamline and enhance your practice.                    Donald R. Grady Jr., Esq.                                 Law Conference ............................................... 5
                                                                Sheff Law Office PC, Boston
 ConfErEnCE sChEdulE:                                                                                                    Landlord/Tenant Law Basics ............................ 9
                                                                Susan A. Huettner, Esq.
 Registration and continental breakfast          8–8:30 a.m.    Law Office of Susan A. Huettner PC, Falmouth                   W o rCE stE r Co unty
 Introduction/Welcome                         8:30–8:35 a.m.    Robert L. Johnson, Esq.                                  Casemaker Training........................................... 2
 Employment Law For Lawyers                   8:35–9:45 a.m.    Matera, Vopat, Matera & Johnson PC, Quincy
 Trial Practice Breakout Sessions            9:50–10:50 a.m.    Alan J. Klevan, Esq.
 Evidence Issues in Civil Trial Practice, OR                    Klevan & Klevan LLP, Wellesley                             Announcing the MBA’s new
                                                                Robert J. Marchand, Esq.
 Top 10 Criminal Cases You Need To Know
                                                                Robert J. Marchand, Attorney at Law, Fall River
                                                                                                                           General Practice,
 NETWORKING BREAK                              10:50–11 a.m.
 Technology Challenge                                           Catherine E. Reuben, Esq.                                  Solo & Small Firm
 What It Can Do For Your Law Office             11 a.m.–noon
                                                                Robinson & Cole LLP, Boston                                      Section
                                                                Edward P. Ryan Jr., Esq.
 Networking Lunch (lunch provided)               noon–1 p.m.
                                                                O’Connor & Ryan PC, Fitchburg                                an additional measure to better
 Judicial Panel—District Court                       1–2 p.m.
                                                                Denise Squillante, Esq.                                       meet the needs of our general
 What Every Practitioner Needs to Know About                    Law Office of Denise Squillante, Fall River                    practice, solo and small firm
 Divorce, Deeds, Inheritance and Trusts          2–3:20 p.m.    *Additional faculty to be announced.                              practitioner members.
 NETWORKING BREAK                             3:20–3:35 p.m.                                                                look inside for exciting programs
                                                                sponsoring sECtions:
 Judicial Panel—Probate and Family Court      3:35–4:30 p.m.    General Practice, Solo & Small Firm, Civil Litigation,     being offered in the coming months.
  Note: Conference materials will be distributed on CD only.    Criminal Justice, Labor & Employment, Law                    To learn more or to join, visit MassBar.org.
                                                                Practice Management.
                                                                .
                    A P u b l i c at i on of t h e M a s s a c h u s e t t s Ba r i n s t i t u t e
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           norfolk laW library, norWood                                    CollEgE of thE holy Cross, WorCEstEr
     FOR DIRECTIONS, vISIT: WWW.LAWLIB.STATE.mA.uS/NORFOLK                         FOR DIRECTIONS, vISIT: WWW.hOLyCROSS.EDu
                       OR CALL (781) 769-7483
                                                                       CoursE #: CasEd08      introduCtory lEvEl
CoursE #: CasEg08                     introduCtory lEvEl                     monday, oCt. 15, 10–11:15 a.m.
            tuEsday, oCt. 2, 3:30–4:45 p.m.                                                            — or —


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          ue to overwhelming member requests, Casemaker train-         CoursE #: CasEE08       introduCtory lEvEl
          ing is coming to the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Li-          monday, oCt. 15, 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
          braries.
                                                                                                       — or —
    Casemaker has had many new features added, including:
CaseCheck, an enhanced case law search results function, data-         CoursE #: CasEf08     introduCtory lEvEl
base availability for all 50 states, nationwide collections of com-          thursday, nov. 15, 4–5:15 p.m.


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bined Supreme Court and ethics opinions and more. Addition-                     ue to overwhelming member requests, Casemaker train-
ally, Casemaker Version 2.0 has been released, in testing phase.                ing returns to Worcester for fall sessions.
Casemaker Version 2.0 will eventually replace the current version                  Casemaker has had many new features added, includ-
of Casemaker. In the meantime, MBA members can access Ver-             ing: CaseCheck, an enhanced case law search results function,
sion 2.0 to get a feel for the system, before it becomes the default   database availability for all 50 states, nationwide collections of
searching option.                                                      combined Supreme Court and ethics opinions and more. Ad-
    This training session will be held in the public computer area     ditionally, Casemaker Version 2.0 has been released, in testing
at the Norfolk Law Library. Desktop stations will be available in      phase. Casemaker Version 2.0 will eventually replace the current
addition to seating for attendees wishing to bring and use laptop      version of Casemaker. In the meantime, MBA members can ac-
computers. Laptop usage is made possible by available wireless         cess Version 2.0 to get a feel for the system, before it becomes the
internet access. All attendees bringing laptop computers MUST          default searching option.
have a wireless card, or other means for achieving wireless con-          Training will be held in a computer lab setting that will pro-
nectivity. Neither the MBA nor the Norfolk Law Library is re-          vide the participants with the use of a computer and online access
sponsible for any connectivity problems that directly arise from       to Casemaker.
issues unique to personal laptop computers.                               Because space at Casemaker training space is limited, online
    Because space at Casemaker training space is limited, online       enrollment is not available. To register for a training session,
enrollment is not available. To register for a training session,       call MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530 or toll-free at
call MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530 or toll-free at             (877) 676-6500.
(877) 676-6500.
                                                                       sponsor:
sponsors:                                                              Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association, Trial Court Law Libraries




  Throughout the association year, Massachusetts Bar Association members will receive six online issues
  of The Complete Lawyer — an online magazine that examines broad legal perspectives, while offering
  practical insight from national experts, including some of your Massachusetts colleagues.
    The MBA is pleased to provide you with The Complete Lawyer as another tool that presents ideas and
  practical tips to improve your practice. With each issue, expect to read personalized articles that explore
  the very topics that most affect the majority of practicing attorneys — managing your practice, navigat-
  ing your career, work/life balance and industry trends. Look for the issues in your e-mail inbox.

M a s s a c h u s e t t s B a r i n s t i t u t e • 2 0 W e s t s t. • B o s t o n , M A 0 2 1 1 1 - 1 2 0 4 • ( 6 1 7 ) 3 3 8 - 0 5 3 0
o c tobe r / n o v e m be r 2 0 0 7                     MBA              CLE                                                      Pa g e 3


              brEakfast roundtablE
             (continental breakfast provided)
                                                                             drafting
     intEllECtual propErty QuEstions                                         thE simplE
              Identifying Issues and Improving                                  Will
                Your Clients’ Understanding
   CoursE #: blb08                   introduCtory lEvEl
              tuEsday, oCt. 16, 8–9 a.m.                                CoursE #: pla08         introduCtory lEvEl
             mba, 73 statE st., springfiEld                                       tuEsday, oCt. 16, 4–7 p.m.


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           lients often fail to see intellectual property issues, and             mba, 20 WEst st., boston


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           when they do, frequently do not appreciate their im-               his program will provide an introduction to the basics of
           portance. This program will help attorneys in all areas            drafting a will for the small- to mid-sized estate.
  of practice to identify and understand IP issues more clearly                  Attendees will learn:
  and also teach attendees how to explain those issues to their
  clients.                                                                •	 How	to	draft	simple	wills;
     At this breakfast roundtable participants will learn:                •	 How	to	conduct	client	meetings;
     •	 How	to	spot	patent,	trademark,	trade	secret,	copyright	           •	 How	to	bill	for	your	efforts;	and
        and Internet issues;                                              •	 How	to	build	a	library	of	forms.
     •	 How	to	resolve	these	issues;	and                                faCulty:
     •	 How	to	counsel	clients	on	preventive	                           Mark A. Leahy, Esq., program chair
        steps they can take to avoid these issues.                      Whittum & Leahy, Hingham
  faCulty:                                                              Barry P. Wilensky, Esq.
  Seth M. Wilson, Esq., program chair                                   Friedler & Zuroff LLP, Newton
  Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas LLP, Springfield     Seth M. Wilson     Richard C. Barry Jr., Esq.                       Mark A. Leahy
                                                                        Fletcher, Tilton & Whipple PC, Worcester
  sponsoring sECtions/division:
  Business Law, Civil Litigation, Young Lawyers Division                sponsoring sECtion/division:
                                                                        Probate Law, Young Lawyers Division
  Co-sponsors:
  Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire county bar
  associations




                                       register online: MassBar.org/CLE
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                                                                                    lunChEon roundtablE
                                                                                              (lunch provided)
                                            rEsidEntial
                                             purChasE                         onlinE disputE rEsolution:
                                             and salE
                                            agrEEmEnts                      How It Provides Increased Effectiveness,
                                                                                     Efficiency and Quality
                                                                         CoursE #: ylb08                   introduCtory lEvEl
 CoursE #: prb08         introduCtory lEvEl                                      thursday, oCt. 18, noon–2 p.m.
       WEdnEsday, oCt. 17, 4–6:30 p.m.                                              mba, 20 WEst st., boston


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           mba, 20 WEst st., boston                                           f you’re a lawyer who is interested in seeing how new and



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     n addition to providing many updates to changes in the law,              existing Internet technologies are changing the way we
     this class will dissect each paragraph of the standard form              practice law and resolve disputes, you won’t want to miss
     Purchase and Sale Agreement (P&S), explain what it means            this informative program.
 and address critical changes that must be made depending on the            A panel of online dispute resolution practitioners, develop-
 specifics of the transaction.                                           ers and teachers will raise questions both before and after the
    Attendees will learn:                                                online demo to help attendees see the potential use of these
                                                                         technologies in their legal practice. This workshop will explain
   •		What	each	paragraph	of	the	P&S	means;                              how ODR is accomplished and how it can be used in family
   •	 Necessary	revisions	from	both	the	buyer’s	and	seller’s	per-        mediations, business disputes and small claims. Attendees are
      spectives;                                                         encouraged to bring their personal laptop computers (wire-
   •	 Preliminary	steps	that	should	be	taken	to	ensure	a	smooth	         less) so they may participate in a hands-on demonstration and
      transaction and to avoid liability (e.g., downloading and          discover the use of new ODR technology.
      reviewing various documents from the registry of deeds,               Our experienced panelists will discuss:
      contacting the local tax dept, etc.);                                 •	 How	Internet	technologies	are	being	used	to	create	new	
   •	 Understanding	what	should	and	should	not	be	disclosed	in	                ways to mediate disputes;
      residential transactions;                                             •	 The	challenges	and	new	opportunities	practitioners	
   •	 The	legal	implications	of	the	offer	to	purchase;                         face by working through a computer rather than face-
   •	 Updates	on	recent	case	law;                                              to-face;
   •	 How	to	effectively	represent	your	client	by	gathering	as	             •	 How	the	online	environment,	tailored	to	specific	needs,	
      much information as possible (e.g., developing question-                 can	give	both	participants	and	neutrals	new	“powers”;	
      naires and checklists, documents that are rarely obtained             •	 The	impact	that	ODR	will	have	on	the	position	of	more	
      from the registry but which must be reviewed ahead of                    traditional conflict resolution management systems;
      time, etc.);                                                          •	 Opportunities	to	form	interest	groups	to	continue	
   •	 How	to	understand	the	impact	of	each	paragraph	of	the	                   learning the new technologies and how to gain clients
      P&S; and                                                                 over the Internet; and
   •	 What	happens	if	you	fail	to	meet	Massachusetts	disclosure	            •	 How	to	keep	information	confidential	when	using	
      requirements.                                                            online technologies.
 faCulty:                                                                faCulty:
 Stephen D. Silveri, Esq., program chair                                 Robert J. Ambrogi, Esq., moderator
 Law Office of Stephen D. Silveri, Dedham                                Law Office of Robert J. Ambrogi, Rockport
 sponsoring sECtion/division:                                            May-Britt Kollenhof-Bruning
 Property Law, Young Lawyers Division               Stephen D. Silveri   Co-founder, Juripax B.V., The Netherlands        Robert J. Ambrogi
                                                                         *Additional faculty to be announced.
                                                                         sponsoring CommittEE/sECtions/
                                                                         division:
                                                                         MBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Business Law,
                                                                         Civil Litigation, Family Law, Law Practice Management, General
                                                                         Practice, Solo & Small Firm, Young Lawyers Division




M a s s a c h u s e t t s B a r i n s t i t u t e • 2 0 W e s t s t. • B o s t o n , M A 0 2 1 1 1 - 1 2 0 4 • ( 6 1 7 ) 3 3 8 - 0 5 3 0
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                                                                     S events
                                                                        MBA
                                                                               ign ature
     35th annual robErt fuChs
      labor laW ConfErEnCE
        thursday, oCt. 18, 12:30–7 p.m.
   suffolk univErsity laW sChool, boston
    Co-sponsored by the MBA Labor & Employment Law Section



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        he 35th Annual Labor Law Conference addresses topics
        of critical importance to practitioners, analyzes recent
        developments and frames forthcoming issues. The day
 concludes with a networking and cocktail reception.                                2    0     0     7 -     0      8
    Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to meet with your
 colleagues, program faculty, and the leaders of the labor and
 employment bar.                                                             Bench-Bar
    Sponsors	include	Suffolk	University	Law	
 School and the Labor & Employment Law                                       symposium
 Sections from the Boston, Connecticut,
 Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,                                           Thursday, Oct. 11 • 2 p.m.
 Rhode Island and Vermont Bar Associa-                                      John Adams Courthouse • Boston
 tions.
                                                                        Featuring the Annual Address
 rEgistration and CoffEE                          12:30 p.m.        to the Legal Community delivered by
 WElComE and introduCtion                                          supreme Judicial Court
 for thE nlrb                                       1:30 p.m.           Chief Justice
 nlrb kEynotE addrEss                          1:45 p.m.           Margaret h. Marshall
 The NLRB: Where Has It Been, Where is It Going,                         and a panel discussion on           Hon. Margaret H.
 Where is It Now?                                                          jury communication                   Marshall

 WElComE and introduCtion
 for thE dol                                        2:30 p.m.

 dol kEynotE addrEss                                2:45 p.m.           MBA gALA DinnEr
 Recent Developments in the Law Affecting the                        Thursday, Nov. 1 • The InterContinental Boston
 American Workforce
                                                                               Featuring keynote speaker
 ConCurrEnt panEls                                   4 p.m.
                                                                            riChArD A. CLArkE
  •	 NLRB PANEL: Examples of the Exercise of Executive
                                                                   and the Legislator of the Year Award presentation to
     Discretion at the Bush Board: Standards of Review
  •	 DOL PANEL: Developments under the FLSA                        sTATE rEP. MiChAEL A. CosTELLo
                                                                                   (D – Newburyport)
 nEtWorking rECEption                               5:30 p.m.
          For registration information and pricing, call
        (617) 573-8627 or visit www.law.suffolk.edu/als.
                                                                       ACCEss To JUsTiCE
                                                                      AWArDs LUnChEon
                                                                   Thursday, March 6 • JFK Library and Museum • Boston


                                                                     MBA CLE ConfErEnCE
                                                                        Monday, April 28 • Sheraton Boston Hotel
                                                                   All-day educational programs with plenary sessions


                                                                     r.s.v.p. to member ship@ma ssbar.org
                                                                                or (617) 338-0530


                                     register online: MassBar.org/CLE
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                                                                             ElECtroniC
                                                                             disCovEry:
                                                                         New Rules of Practice
                                                                            and Emerging
                                                                             Issues—What
                                                                           Litigators Should
                                                                                 Know

   massaChusEtts sChool of laW, andovEr                                 CoursE #: Cld08                        introduCtory lEvEl
               FOR DIRECTIONS, vISIT: WWW.mSLAW.EDu                            thursday, oCt. 25, 4–7 p.m.
 CoursE #: CasEb08      introduCtory lEvEl                              shEraton springfiEld monarCh plaCE hotEl
        thursday, oCt. 18, 2–3:15 p.m.                                                springfiEld


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                                 or                                            his program will cover the practical, legal, procedural and
                                                                               evidentiary issues relating to electronic discovery and docu-
 CoursE #: CasEC08      introduCtory lEvEl                                     ment management.
        tuEsday, nov. 13, 4–5:15 p.m.                                     Specific topics will include:


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          ue to overwhelming member requests, Casemaker train-            •	 The	new	Federal	Rules	of	Civil	Procedure	and	the	implica-
          ing returns to Andover for fall sessions.                          tions for litigators;
             Casemaker has had many new features added, includ-
                                                                          •	 A	litigator’s	perspective	on	the	new	rules	and	their	applica-
 ing: CaseCheck, an enhanced case law search results function,
                                                                             tion in both federal and state trial practice;
 database availability for all 50 states, nationwide collections of
 combined Supreme Court and ethics opinions and more. Ad-                 •	 Document	management	and	related	technology	(coding,	
 ditionally, Casemaker Version 2.0 has been released, in testing             OCR, software applications, Web-based hosting);
 phase. Casemaker Version 2.0 will eventually replace the current         •	 Electronic	discovery,	including	computer	forensics,	retrieval	
 version of Casemaker. In the meantime, MBA members can ac-                  of information from electronic systems, chain of custody
 cess Version 2.0 to get a feel for the system, before it becomes the        issues, understanding and establishing audit trails in the
 default searching option.                                                   use of electronic evidence, establishing electronic discovery
    Training will be held in a computer lab setting that will pro-           protocols, spoliation and other topics; and
 vide the participants with the use of a computer and online access       •	 A	view	from	the	bench.
 to Casemaker.
    Because space at Casemaker training space is limited, online
                                                                        faCulty:
 enrollment is not available. To register for a training session,       Katherine A. Robertson, Esq., program chair and moderator
 call MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530 or toll-free at             Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas LLP, Springfield
 (877) 676-6500.                                                        Hon. Kenneth P. Neiman
                                                                        U.S. District Court, Springfield
 sponsor:
                                                                        John E. Garber, Esq.
 Massachusetts Bar Association
                                                                        Weinberg & Garber, Northampton
                                                                                                                             Katherine A.
                                                                        Kenneth Nourse, Esq.                                 Robertson
                                                                        Kroll Ontrack, Boston
                                                                        Steven O’Neil, Esq.
                                                                        Bowditch & Dewey, Worcester
                                                                        *Additional faculty to be announced.
                                                                        sponsoring sECtions/division:
                                                                        Business Law, Civil Litigation, Young Lawyers Division
                                                                        Co-sponsors:
                                                                        Western New England College School of Law and the Berkshire,
                                                                        Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire county bar associations




M a s s a c h u s e t t s B a r i n s t i t u t e • 2 0 W e s t s t. • B o s t o n , M A 0 2 1 1 1 - 1 2 0 4 • ( 6 1 7 ) 3 3 8 - 0 5 3 0
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                                                                                 sixth annual WEstErn
                                                                             massaChusEtts bankruptCy laW
       CurrEnt                                                                        ConfErEnCE
       issuEs in
     mEdiCarE and                                                        CoursE #: blC08                        introduCtory lEvEl
       mEdiCaid                                                                    tuEsday, nov. 13, 4–7 p.m.
                                                                                WnEC sChool of laW, springfiEld


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                                                                                his annual program will provide practical discussions
                                                                                regarding issues facing today’s bankruptcy practitioners
 CoursE #: hla08                        introduCtory lEvEl                      and update attorneys on changing bankruptcy case and
            tuEsday, oCt. 30, 4–7 p.m.                                   statutory law. The conference will focus on issues regarding
         WnEC sChool of laW, springfiEld                                 mortgage foreclosures and means test issues and solutions. A



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                                                                         segment of the program will also focus on numerous ethical
             ith the phasing in of new regulations to interpret the      issues, including due diligence and conflict of interest.
             Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, the area of elder law
             has changed. This program will assist the practitioner      faCulty:
 in understanding the new laws and regulations. Attendees will           Justin H. Dion, Esq., program co-chair
 learn	how	the	regulations	affect	transfers,	gifts,	care	agreements	     Bacon & Wilson PC, Springfield
 and other techniques of planning for protection of assets.              Jonathan R. Goldsmith, Esq., program co-chair
                                                                         Law Office of Jonathan R. Goldsmith, Esq., Springfield
 faCulty:
                                                                         Hon. Henry J. Boroff
 Hyman G. Darling, Esq., program chair                                   U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Worcester
 Bacon & Wilson PC, Springfield
                                                                         Philip J. Hendel, Esq.
 Gina M. Barry, Esq.                                                     Hendel & Collins PC, Springfield
 Bacon & Wilson PC, Springfield
                                                      Hyman G. Darling   Amy Lipman-White, Esq.
 Flint Lincoln                                                           Stanton & Davis, Marshfield                         Hon. Henry J. Boroff
 Reverse mortgage consultant, Webster Bank, Southington, Conn.
                                                                         Richard T. Mulligan, Esq.
 *Additional faculty to be announced.                                    Harmon Law Office, Newton
 sponsoring sECtions/division:                                           Denise M. Shear, Esq.
 Health Law, Probate Law, Young Lawyers Division                         Ostrander Law Office, Northampton
 Co-sponsors:                                                            sponsoring sECtion/division:
 Western New England School of Law and the                               Business Law, Young Lawyers Division
 Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire
 county bar associations                                                 Co-sponsors:
                                                                         Western New England College School of Law and the Berkshire,
                                                                         Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire county bar associations




                                         register online: MassBar.org/CLE
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M a s s a c h u s e t t s B a r i n s t i t u t e • 2 0 W e s t s t. • B o s t o n , M A 0 2 1 1 1 - 1 2 0 4 • ( 6 1 7 ) 3 3 8 - 0 5 3 0
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                                                                                               nEW addition. . .

     landlord/
                                                                                     Civil litigation sECtion —
    tEnant laW                                                                      E–disCovEry praCtiCE group

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       basiCs                                                                       n order to stay ahead of the curve on how
                                                                                    technology	affects	litigation,	the	MBA	an-
                                                                                    nounces the formation of the Civil Liti-
                                                                               gation Section Electronic Discovery Practice
 CoursE #: prC08                   introduCtory lEvEl                          Group.
                                                                                   The advent of computers, e-mail, cell phones Daniel K. Gelb
                tuEsday, nov. 27, 4–7 p.m.
                                                                               and other forms of technology means e-discovery is an issue
                 mba, 20 WEst st., boston
                                                                               facing attorneys across the commonwealth. It is almost certain


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        andlord/tenant law is more complicated than many peo-                  all genres of litigation will involve some form of e-discovery.
        ple believe. Knowing the proper procedures to follow and                   Daniel K. Gelb, Esq., of Gelb & Gelb LLP in Boston, pro-
        strategies to pursue before court and in court can greatly             posed the practice group concept to the MBA and will serve
 improve your chances of achieving a favorable result for your cli-            as its chair.
 ent, and help you avoid many common pitfalls. At this seminar,                    The practice group, which currently has 13 members, will
 attendees will learn about the recent developments in this area               address emerging issues on electronic discovery and the man-
 of law. If you are a lawyer with little experience with landlord/             ner in which they influence the legal profession.
 tenant	law,	or	just	need	a	refresher,	you	won’t	want	to	miss	this	                Brown bag lunches, guest speakers, CLEs and written mate-
 seminar.                                                                      rials will enable the practice group to ensure a comprehensive
    •	 Eviction	procedures	from	notice	to	quit	to	execution	(with	             understanding of how technology intersects with the practice
       forms);                                                                 of law and ways it can be used to improve the quality and ef-
    •	 The	tenant’s	perspective	in	eviction	cases;                             ficiency of litigation.
                                                                                   Gelb is available to discuss the Electronic Discovery Prac-
    •	 How	to	handle	security	deposits	and	lead	paint;	
                                                                               tice Group with any MBA member. He can be reached at
    •	 Mold	issues;                                                            (617) 345-0010 or dgelb@gelbgelb.com.
    •	 Fair	housing	and	reasonable	accommodations;	and
    •	 Recent	developments	in	landlord/tenant	law.
 faCulty:
 Kenneth A. Krems, Esq., program chair
 Shaevel & Krems, Boston
 David R. Jackowitz, Esq.
 Shaevel & Krems, Boston
 Ellen J. Shachter, Esq.                            Kenneth A. Krems
 Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services, Cambridge
 *Additional faculty to be announced.
 sponsoring sECtion/division:
 Property Law, Young Lawyers Division


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                     How to Start and Run a Successful
                       Solo or Small-Firm Practice
                                      Course #: LPA08
                              Thursday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
                             Sheraton Needham Hotel, Needham

                          ConFerenCe hiGhliGhtS
The Mechanics of Setting Up Your Firm The Mechanics of Marketing                                              Faculty:
   •	 Analyzing	the	costs	and	benefits;                            •	 Networking;                             Marc L. Breakstone, Esq., program co-chair
   •	 Going	solo	vs.	associating	with	others;                      •	 Speaking,	lecturing	and	teaching;       Breakstone, White & Gluck PC, Boston
   •	 Selecting	a	practice	area;                                   •	 Writing;                                David W. White Jr., Esq., program co-chair
   •	 Scouting	sources	of	business	before	making	the	              •	 Getting	written	about;	                 Breakstone, White & Gluck PC, Boston
      move;                                                        •	 Advertising;	and
                                                                                                              Dorothy Anderson, Esq.
   •	 Location	considerations;                                     •	 Web	sites.                              Office of Bar Counsel, Boston
   •	 Choice	of	entity;
   •	 Technology;                                                Putting It All Together                      Andrea Goldman, Esq.
                                                                                                              Law Office of Andrea Goldman, Newton
   •	 Office	space;                                                •	 Working	efficiently	and	profitably;
   •	 Staffing;                                                    •	 Setting	priorities;                     Alan J. Klevan, Esq.
   •	 Budgeting;                                                   •	 Taking	care	of	yourself;	and            Klevan & Klevan LLP, Wellesley
   •	 Financing;	and                                               •	 Where	to	turn	if	you	need	help.         B. J. Krintzman, Esq.
   •	 The	proper	way	to	leave	your	current	firm.                                                              Law Offices of B. J. Krintzman, Newton
                                                                     PROgRAM CO-ChAiRS                        Christopher Marston, Esq.
The Mechanics of Running Your Firm                                                                            Exemplar Law Partners LLC, Boston
   •	 Case	selection;
                                                                                                              Denise I. Murphy, Esq.
   •	 Client	relations;                                                                                       Rubin and Rudman LLP, Boston
   •	 Docket	control;
   •	 Fees	and	billing;                                                                                       Andrew Silverman, C.P.A.
                                                                    Marc L. Breakstone   David W. White Jr.   Andrew Silverman C.P.A., Framingham
   •	 Accounting	and	bookkeeping	systems;
   •	 Bank	accounts,	including	IOLTA;                                                                         Sally C. Stratman, executive director
   •	 Discrimination	and	harassment	policies;                                                                 Rubin and Rudman LLP, Boston
   •	 Avoiding	malpractice;                                                                                   Terence Welsh, CPCU, AIS
   •	 Malpractice	and	other	insurance;	and                                                                    President, MBA Insurance Agency, Boston/Springfield
   •	 Highlights	of	the	rules	of	professional	conduct.




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