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Massachusetts Bar association continuing LegaL education / OctOber–NOvember 2010


                                                                                                               INSIDE:
                                                                                                 Business, Labor & Employment, Taxation
                                                                                              Executive Employment Agreements for Private
                                                                                               Companies ........................................................... 5
                                                                                              Forming a Business Entity .................................... 15
                                                                                              NiNth ANNuAl WesterN MAssAchusetts
                                                                                               BANkruptcy coNfereNce ........................ 15
                                                                                                                 Civil and Criminal Law
                                                                                              Complex Issues and Emerging Trends in Class
                                                                                               Action Litigation .................................................... 2
                                                                                              Electronic Discovery: Rules of Practice and Emerg-
                                                                                               ing Issues — What Litigators Should Know.......... 5
                                                                                                                          Family Law
                                                                                              Contempt Actions in the Probate and Family Court:
                                                                                               A Clear and Unequivocal Review of Practice and
                                                                                               Procedure ............................................................. 2
                                                                                              Paternity Primer ...................................................... 9
                                                                                              20th ANNuAl fAMily lAW coNfereNce: Ask
                                                                                               the experts: rAise the BAr! ....................11
                   20th Annual Family Law                                                     Post-Nuptial Agreements After the Ansin Decision:
                                                                                               What Does an Enforceable, Durable Agreement
                         Conference                                                            Look Like Now? .................................................. 14
                                                                                                                      General Practice
                                                                                              Financial Implications of Unemployment: Managing
                    Ask the Experts:                                                           Debt and Investments......................................... 10
                                                                                              Alternative Careers: Opportunities in Higher

                     Raise the Bar!                                                            Education Administration .................................... 16
                                                                                                                      Immigration Law
                 Using Expert Advice from                                                     Defenses to Removal – Representing Clients in
                                                                                               Immigration Court .............................................. 16

               Various Disciplines to Enhance                                                                  Juvenile & Child Welfare
                                                                                              Practice Skills in Juvenile Delinquency Cases ....... 4
                 Your Family Law Practice                                                                     Law Practice Management
                                                                                              Delivering Legal Services Online with a Virtual Law
                                 Course #: FLF11                                               Office .................................................................. 14
                                                                                                                        Miscellaneous
                        Friday, Nov. 12 — saturday, Nov. 13                                   creAtive WAys to use your
                                                                                               lAW Degree ..................................................... 6
                          Cranwell resort, spa & Golf Club
                                                                                                                         Probate Law
                                 55 Lee road, Lenox                                           Minors Settlements, Guardianship, Conservatorship
                                                                                               and Supplemental Needs Trusts .......................... 9
                                                                                                                         Property Law
                              See page 11 for details.                                        How to Handle a Residential Real Estate Closing ... 4
                                                                                              Education for Attorneys Who Represent Individuals
                                                                                               Facing Foreclosure: Part I: Training on the New
                                                                                               Foreclosure Law ................................................. 10
                                                                                              registrAtioN forM ....................................... 17
           A   Pu b l i c a t i o n   o f   t h e   Ma s s a c h u s e t t s                 Ba r        In s t i t u t e
2                                                                                                 MBa cLe / OctOber–NOvember 2010



       Complex Issues and                                                                Contempt Actions in the
     Emerging Trends in Class                                                           Probate and Family Court
        Action Litigation                                                              A Clear and Unequivocal Review of
              Course #: CLB11 • IntermedIate LeveL                                          Practice and Procedure
                        tuesday, oct. 5, 4–7 p.m.                                              *Sponsored by the Family Law Section Council
                        mBa, 20 West st., Boston                                                 Course #: FLd11 • IntermedIate LeveL
   The purpose of this seminar is to raise awareness of complex
issues and to provide an update on current trends and recent de-
                                                                                                  thursday, oct. 7, 4:30–7:30 p.m.
velopments in state and federal class action litigation. The seminar                  Plymouth Probate and Family Court, 52 obery st., Plymouth
will provide the perspectives from plaintiff and defense counsel as                     Although rare in other branches of the Trial Court, the contempt
well as the bench.                                                                  action is a fixture on the Probate and Family Court’s docket and it
Topics include:                                                                     is, indeed, a world unto itself. From the summons, through inter-
                                                                                    locutory “orders” and onto judgment, the family law practitioner
    •	 Impact of In re: New Motor Vehicles Canadian Export Antitrust Litiga-
       tion and In re: Initial Public Offering Section Litigation on the standard   must be comfortable navigating the various procedural rules and
       for	class	certification;                                                     substantive issues unique to the contempt’s corner of the domestic
    •	 Other recent developments, including changes in Massachusetts state          relations galaxy. This program goes beyond the basics of contempt
       law,	affecting	class	actions;                                                practice and will delve into the following topics:
    •	 Effect	of	CAFA	on	class	action	practice	and	multi-district	litigation;	and      •	 The Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s respective burdens of proof and
                                                                                          the	specific	legal	elements	which	the	Plaintiff	must	establish	at	the	
    •	 Complexities of class notice.
                                                                                          contempt	hearing;
   Don’t miss this seminar if you are a civil litigator handling class                 •	 The answer, defenses, and the availability of a “counterclaim” for
actions in either state or federal court in Massachusetts.                                contempt;
Faculty:                                                                               •	 When,	if	ever,	is	“you	can’t	get	blood	from	a	stone”	a	valid	defense?;
Lauren Guth Barnes, Esq., program chair                                                •	 How to pursue motions for counsel fees and costs whether you are a
Hagens, Berman, Sobol & Shapiro LLP, Cambridge                                            plaintiff	or	defendant;
*Additional faculty to be announced.                                                   •	 Modification	actions	and	how	they	intersect	with	contempt	actions;	and
                                                                                       •	 The perspective of two Plymouth Probate and Family Court judges and
Sponsoring sections:                                                                      what they look for in each side of a contempt.
Business Law, Civil Litigation, Labor & Employment
                                                                  LaurEN Guth
                                                                    BarNES
                                                                                       Family law attorneys will benefit from an in-depth discussion of
                                                                                    the essential elements of a successful contempt from the point of
               After live program, recorded program available for                   view of the plaintiff and the defendant. Judges will also provide au-
               purchase at www.MassBar.org/OnDemand.
                                                                                    dience members with invaluable insight regarding what they look
                                                                                    for when deciding these cases.
                                                                                    Faculty:
     Sponsor our Centennial Year                                                    Michael I. Flores, Esq., program chair and moderator
                                                                                    The Law Offices of Michael I. Flores, Orleans
                                                                                    Hon. Catherine P. Sabaitis
                                                                                    First Justice, Plymouth Probate and Family Court
                                                                                    Hon. Stephen C. Steinberg
                                                                                    Associate Justice, Plymouth Probate and Family Court       MIchaEL I. FLorES

                                                                                    Cynthia E. Gates, Esq.
                                                                                    Assistant Judicial Case Manager, Plymouth Probate and Family Court
                                                                                    Susan A. Huettner, Esq.
                                                                                    Law Office of Susan A. Huettner, Sandwich
                                                                                    David L. Nolan, Esq.
                                                                                    Assistant Judicial Case Manager, Plymouth Probate and Family Court
                                                                                    Sponsoring sections:
                                                                                    Family Law, Juvenile & Child Welfare
                                                                                    Co-sponsor:
                                                                                    Plymouth County Bar Association
     Visit www.MassBar.org/Centennial for details


      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 We 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
                             MBA On DEMAnD
                                    An innovative approach to Continuing Legal
                                     Education and other association offerings




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            Experience an MBA presentation from the comfort of your home or office.

                                                         Back by popular demand ...
 The following online, recorded
CLE programs are now available
          for purchase:
•	 District court survival guide:
         civil practice                                           Legal Chats @ noon
•	 how to handle a residential real                   Real-time, interactive Webcasts you can watch, and
   estate closing                                    participate in, from the comfort of your home or office.
•	 employment law Basics
•	 fundamentals of civil Motion prac-
   tice                                                          VisUALizE YOUR ViRTUAL PRACTiCE
                                                                      Friday, oct. 15 • Course #: LCa11
•	 Basics of Developing an estate plan         Are you thinking about making your practice more “virtual?” Join Law Practice Advisor Jared D.
•	 Handling	Depositions	with	Confi-            Correia, Esq. for an overview on how to begin to “virtualize” your practice.

   dence                                           ChAngEs TO ThE MAss. PERsOnnEL RECORDs ACT
•	 immigration law essentials                                 Friday, oct. 22 • Course #: LCB11
                                               Significant	changes	have	been	made	to	the	Massachusetts	Personnel	Records	Act.	Join	Rubin	
•	 Basics of Divorce practice                  and Rudman’s Denise I. Murphy, Esq. as she discusses how these changes will impact the work
•	 preparing to file a lawsuit                 of human resources professionals/management and how to now approach employee relations and
                                               personnel records.
•	 fundamentals of effective Discovery
                                                    BAnkRUPTCY “911” WiTh JUDgE JOAn n. FEEnEY
•	 trial practice luncheon roundtable
                                                             Friday, oct. 29 • Course #: LCC11
   series: part i: pretrial preparation        Join Judge Joan Feeney and Ted Connolly, co-authors of the new book, The Road Out of Debt,
   and Jury issues                             to	discuss	what	signs	and	warning	signals	may	point	to	your	client’s	need	to	file	a	bankruptcy	
                                               case,	what	debts	and	situations	are	most	appropriate	for	filing	a	bankruptcy	case	in	and	general	
•	 trial practice luncheon roundtable          bankruptcy basics.
   series: part ii: trial issues
                                                                            WORkPLACE inJURiEs
                                                                           Friday, oct. 29 • Course #: LCd11
                                               Join Douglas K. Sheff, Esq. and Alan Pierce, Esq. for a discussion on worker’s compensation and
                                               how to uncover and litigate valuable “third party cases.”




                                  Featured at www.MassBar.org/OnDemand
4                                                                                          MBa cLe / OctOber–NOvember 2010



                                                                              How to Handle a Residential
      Practice Skills in Juvenile
                                                                                 Real Estate Closing
         Delinquency Cases
            *Sponsored by the Juvenile and Child Welfare                                  Course #: Pra11 • IntroduCtory LeveL
                          Section Council                                                       Wednesday, oct. 13, 3–7 p.m.
                                                                                           registry of deeds, 90 Front st., Worcester
               Course #: JWa11 • IntroduCtory LeveL
                                                                                This seminar presents a comprehensive step-by-step explanation
                      Wednesday, oct. 13, 4–6 p.m.                           of the law and practice of conducting a residential real estate clos-
                       mBa, 20 West st., Boston                              ing. Our expert panel will guide you from the offer and “P&S”
                                                                             through the actual closing, offering practical advice at every step
        evenIng roundtaBLe (reFreshments ProvIded)                           along the way. Our panelists, speaking from the perspective of buy-
                                                                             ers, sellers, and banks’ representatives will demystify the process
       Sharpen your practice skills in delinquency and youthful
                                                                             and point out common pitfalls to avoid.
    offender cases in Juvenile Court. Judges and experienced attor-
    neys will share their insight on criminal justice issues unique          Topics include:
    to the juvenile court.                                                      •	   Initial	client	interview	—	buyer	and	seller;	
    Topics include:                                                             •	   Preparing	the	documents	for	closing;	
       •	 Pre-trial	advocacy	skills;                                            •	   The	buyer/seller/broker	negotiation;	
       •	 New	developments	in	the	law;                                          •	   Drafting	and	negotiating	the	offer	and	purchase	and	sale	agreement;	
       •	 Discussion of Commonwealth v. Abbott A. and implications for          •	   Special	considerations	for	condominium	and	multi-family	dwellings;	
          competency	and	dangerousness	hearing	in	the	Juvenile	Court;	          •	   Mortgages	and	the	mortgage	approval	process;	
          and                                                                   •	   The	appraisal;	
       •	 Practice tips from the bench.                                         •	   Dealing	with	hazardous	substances	on	the	property;	
                                                                                •	   The	role	of	the	bank’s	attorney;	
    Faculty:
    Peter A. Hahn, Esq., program chair and moderator                            •	   Title	issues	and	title	insurance;	
    One Law, Newton                                                             •	   Conducting	the	closing:	who	does	what?;	and	
    Hon. Jay D. Blitzman                                                        •	   Post-closing issues.
    First Justice, Middlesex County Juvenile Court
    Hon. Stephen M. Limon
                                                                             Faculty:
    Associate Justice, Suffolk County Juvenile Court                         Joe Boynton, Esq., program co-chair
                                                                             Attorney at Law, Worcester
    James D. Corbo, Esq.
    James D. Corbo, Attorney at Law, Braintree                               Michael G. Gatlin, Esq., program co-chair
                                                                             Law Office of Michael G. Gatlin, Framingham
    Barbara T. Kaban, Esq.
    Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts, Lynn                             Kevin M. David, Esq.
                                                                                                                                            JoE BoyNtoN
                                                                             Webster First Federal Credit Union, Webster
    Sponsoring sections/division:
    Criminal Justice, Juvenile & Child Welfare, Young Lawyers Division       Sponsoring sections/division:
                                                                             General Practice, Solo & Small-Firm, Property Law, Young Lawyers Division
                                                                             Co-sponsor:
                                                                             Worcester County Bar Association




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                After live program, recorded program available for
                purchase at www.MassBar.org/OnDemand.




      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 We 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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  Electronic Discovery: Rules                                                               Executive Employment
   of Practice and Emerging                                                                 Agreements for Private
   Issues – What Litigators                                                                      Companies
         Should Know                                                                           *Sponsored by the Taxation Law Section Council

            Course #: CLF11 • IntroduCtory LeveL                                                   Course #: taa11 • advanCed LeveL
                   thursday, oct. 14, 4–7 p.m.                                                           thursday, oct. 14, 4–7 p.m.
            Western new england College school of Law,                                                    mBa, 20 West st., Boston
                1215 Wilbraham road, springfield                                       Privately-held companies need to motivate key executives not
                                                                                    only with traditional salary and current cash bonus arrangements
   This program will cover the practical, legal, procedural and evi-
                                                                                    but also with written agreements and executive compensation plans
dentiary issues relating to electronic discovery and document man-
                                                                                    including performance bonuses, sale bonuses, retention bonuses,
agement.
                                                                                    and equity compensation such as options or their economic equiva-
Topics include:                                                                     lent. In preparing or negotiating such agreements on behalf of the
   •	 Litigators’ perspectives on the procedural rules related to discovery of      corporation or key executive, attorneys must grapple with complex
      electronically stored information (ESI) and their application in federal      and continually evolving corporate, labor, tax and other laws and
      and	state	court	trial	practice;                                               regulations that materially affect and shape the manner in which
   •	 Retrieval of information from electronic systems, processing ESI, chain       such arrangements can and should be structured and drafted. Re-
      of custody issues, understanding and establishing audit trails in the         cently enacted and adopted tax legislation and regulations make
      use	of	electronic	evidence,	computer	forensics;                               these tasks especially complicated, particularly in the case of S cor-
   •	 Establishing	electronic	discovery	protocols,	spoliation	and	other	topics;     porations, LLCs and entities taxed as partnerships.
   •	 Document management and related technology (coding, OCR, soft-                   The program will also address these legal ethics and malpractice
      ware	applications);	and                                                       prevention topics:
   •	 A view from the bench.                                                           •	 Avoiding	conflicts	of	interest	when	preparing	and	negotiating	for	a	pri-
Faculty:                                                                                  vate company an executive employment agreement for a key executive
Katherine A. Robertson, Esq., program chair and moderator                                 to	whom	the	lawyer	does	or	may	report	on	other	matters;
Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas LLP, Springfield                                         •	 Corporate governance issues relating to employment agreements for
Hon. Margaret Hinkle                                                                      key	executives	of	private	companies;	and
Business Litigation Session, Suffolk Superior Court                                    •	 Avoiding inadvertent status as a “tax return preparer” and compliance
Hon. Kenneth P. Neiman                                                                    with IRS Circular 230.
Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
                                                                                       Join us to learn key corporate, business, labor and tax issues criti-
David S. Allen, Esq.
Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel,
                                                                                    cal to effectively representing private company and their key em-
MassMutual Financial Group, Springfield                                             ployees in drafting and negotiating executive employment agree-
J. Lizette Richards, Esq.                                                           ments and compensation arrangements.
Fierst, Pucci & Kane LLP, Northampton                                               Faculty:
Katie E. Winseck, Esq.                                                              John R. Bonn, Esq., program chair
Discovery Services Consultant, Kroll Ontrack, East Longmeadow                       Sheppard Mullin, Salem
Sponsoring sections:                                                                Patrick J. Bannon, Esq.
Business Law, Civil Litigation, General Practice, Solo & Small-Firm, Young          McCarter & English LLP, Boston
Lawyers Division                                                                    Christine N. Fletcher, Esq.
                                                                                    Rubin, Weisman, Colasanti, Kajko & Stein, Lexington            JohN r. BoNN
Co-sponsors:
Western New England College School of Law and the                                   Sponsoring sections:
Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire county bar                               Business Law, Labor & Employment, Taxation Law
associations

                                                                                                 After live program, recorded program available for
                                                                                                 purchase at www.MassBar.org/OnDemand.




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                                                     R e g i s t e r a t w w w. M a s s B a r. o r g / C L E
CREATIvE
WAyS
to USe YoUr Law
Degree                                         *Sponsored by the Lawyers in Transition
                                                Committee as a benefit to all members



   Are you looking to explore what other career op-
tions exist in light of today’s uncertain economy?
                                                                    Course #: GPE11
Then you will not want to miss this timely conference
which will examine alternative legal careers for those
                                                                     Advanced level
holding a law degree.
                                                                  Thursday, Oct. 14
                              Whether you are un-                8:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m.
                             happy with your cur-                     Lombardo’s
                              rent legal career or just        16 Billings St., Randolph
                                looking for a new ca-
                                  reer challenge, this               Reception to follow
                                    full-day confer-
                                      ence will offer
                                       insight on how to achieve career satisfaction. Attend
                                         and learn if a job or career change is right for you,
                                           what options exist and the skills needed to make a
                                            successful transition.

                                                *This conference will feature Ursula Furi-
                                             Perry, author of the ABA-published book, Fifty
                                     Unique Legal Paths: How to Find the Right Job. A copy of
                              the book will be distributed to attendees.




                         Register at www.MassBar.org/CLE
      Creative Ways to Use your Law Degree
                               Thursday, Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m.
                               Lombardo’s, 16 Billings St., Randolph



                                                  Schedule:
                  8:30 a.m.        Registration
                  9 a.m.           Self assessment
                  10:15 a.m.       Break
                  10:30 a.m.       Considering your options
                  Noon             Lunch
                  1 p.m.           Developing and implementing your career plan
                  2:30 p.m.        Break
                  2:45 p.m.        Workshops: resume writing, interviewing, networking
                                   and stress management
                  4 p.m.           Discussion with panel members who are using their law
                                   degrees in non-traditional ways
                  5 p.m.           Networking reception

                                                  Faculty:




Ursula Furi-Perry, Esq.                    Alan J. Klevan, Esq.                   Gina Walcott, Esq.
Director of Academic Support and           Klevan & Klevan LLP, Wellesley         Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
Adjunct Professor, Massachusetts                                                  Boston
School of Law, Andover

Not pictured: Mandie Araujo LeBeau, Esq., Director of Career Services, New England Law, Boston
*Additional faculty to be announced.



                                 Register at www.MassBar.org/CLE
                         Creative Ways to Use your Law Degree
                                                                        Thursday, Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m.
                                                                        Lombardo’s, 16 Billings St., Randolph

                               HOW TO REGISTER
CAll: MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530 or (877) 676-6500.
Have your MasterCard, Visa or American Express card ready.
                                                                                                                              SPACE IS LIMITED,
onlIne: Register at www.MassBar.org/CLE.
FAX: (617) 542-3057 • TDD: (617) 338-0587                                                                                     REGISTER EARLy.
MAIl: Send form with payment (checks made payable to the Massachu-
setts Bar Institute) to MBA, CLE Dept., 20 West St., Boston, MA 02111-
1204.
To orDer WrITTen MATerIAls: If you cannot attend but would
like to purchase the course materials, call MBA Member Services after the                                                  Register online:
conference for price and ordering information at (617) 338-0530.
CAnCellATIons: Cancellations received by Oct. 4 will receive a full                                                      www.MassBar.org/CLE
refund. All others will not receive a refund but will receive the written
materials.
Cle CreDIT: The MBA is an accredited sponsor of CLE in New Hamp-                                                                  Course #: GPE11
shire, Rhode Island, Vermont and New York. Forms certifying attendance
will be made available on the day of the conference.


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      Minor’s Settlements,                                                                             Paternity Primer
         Guardianship,                                                                           *Sponsored by the Family Law Section Council

      Conservatorship and                                                                          Course #: FLC11 • IntroduCtory LeveL

   Supplemental needs Trusts                                                                                thursday, oct. 21, 4–7 p.m.
                                                                                                             mBa, 20 West st., Boston
            Course #: CLd11 • IntroduCtory LeveL                                        Only one quarter of American households consist of what most
                                                                                     people think of as a “traditional family,” i.e. married couples and
                       tuesday, oct. 19, 4–7 p.m.                                    their children. Nearly 90 percent of opposite-sex, unmarried Amer-
                        mBa, 20 West st., Boston                                     ican households include children and about two-fifths of those chil-
   Do you have a case involving a minor or adult with a mental dis-                  dren are expected to live in a cohabiting household at some point.
ability or brain injury? What are your ethical obligations? Do you                   The numbers pinpoint the increasing importance of understanding
need court approval? Are there public benefits involved?                             paternity laws to the family law practitioner and to render effective,
   Put this seminar on your must-attend list and learn from the                      timely assistance to separating families and their children.
experts about this complex area of law. This dynamic seminar will                    Topics include:
answer common questions that arise in everyday practice, such as:
                                                                                        •	   How	to	file	and	try	a	paternity	complaint/case;
   •	 Can you be sued if you get it wrong, even if the court approved the
                                                                                        •	   How	to	file	for	support,	custody	and	visitation	pursuant	to	209c;
      settlement? (The answer is yes, so you must proceed with extreme
      caution.)                                                                         •	   How	to	oppose	genetic	marker	testing;
   •	 What types of trusts are available and how do they work? What about               •	   What	are	the	current	relevant	cases	and	theories;
      the small settlement? What about structured settlements? What are                 •	   How	to	challenge	an	adjudication	of	paternity;
      they, and are they a good idea?                                                   •	   Whether	children	can	be	removed	from	this	jurisdiction;	
   •	 What are your ethical obligations in cases involving a minor or an adult          •	   What	effect	do	voluntary	stipulations	have;	and
      who has a brain injury or is mentally disabled?                                   •	   How to obtain retroactive child support and attorneys fees.
Faculty:                                                                               Whether you are a beginner or veteran family law practitioner,
Chris A. Milne, program chair                                                        do not miss this course if you are interested in paternity.
Milne Law Offices, Dover
*Additional faculty to be announced.                                                 Faculty:
                                                                                     Katherine Triantafillou, Esq., program chair and moderator
Sponsoring sections/division:                                                        Katherine Triantafillou, Attorney at Law/Mediator, Vineyard
Civil Litigation, Family Law, Juvenile & Child Welfare,                              Haven
                                                                chrIS a. MILNE
Probate Law, Young Lawyers Division                                                  Hon. Maureen H. Monks
                                                                                     Middlesex Probate and Family Court
                                                                                     Calvin J. Heinle, Esq.
       Save money and time with the MBA’s                                            Todd & Weld LLP, Boston                                            KathErINE

                    E-publications                                                   Christina Paradiso, Esq.                                         trIaNtaFILLou

                                                                                     Legal Assistance Corp. of Central Mass., Worcester
                                                                                     Pauline Quirion, Esq.
                                                                                     Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
                                                                                     Sponsoring sections/division:
                                                                                     Family Law, Juvenile & Child Welfare, Young Lawyers Division




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 tions from our extensive library of CLE publications.
 E-publications are PDF versions of our regular CLE publica-
 tions, written and selected by our program faculty.
 E-publications offer:
     Searchable text;
     The choice to save or print PDFs; and
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                                                                                                    purchase at www.MassBar.org/OnDemand.
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                                                      R e g i s t e r a t w w w. M a s s B a r. o r g / C L E
10                                                                                       MBa cLe / OctOber–NOvember 2010



                                                                            Education for Attorneys Who
          FREE
                                                                            Represent Individuals Facing
      Financial Implications of
                                                                                    Foreclosure
     Unemployment: Managing
                                                                                       Part I: Training on the New
       Debt and Investments                                                                  Foreclosure Law
       *Sponsored by the Lawyers in Transition Committee
                                                                                                        Course #: PrB11
            Course #: gPC11 • IntroduCtory LeveL
                                                                                                  thursday, oct. 28, 4–7 p.m.
             Wednesday, oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.                                                 mBa, 20 West st., Boston
                   mBa, 20 West st., Boston                                     In August, 2010, Gov. Deval Patrick changed key portions of
          LunCheon roundtaBLe (LunCh ProvIded)                              foreclosure law in Massachusetts that are required knowledge for
                                                                            all attorneys working in the real estate field. Whether you represent
    Periods of unemployment generate much stress with respect
                                                                            the borrower, the lender, a homeowner or a tenant, the information
 to one’s financial obligations and standing. As last year’s layoffs
                                                                            in this seminar will be important for your practice.
 demonstrated, attorneys are as vulnerable to financial instabil-
                                                                                This is the first seminar the Massachusetts Bar Association will
 ity as is any other group. Younger attorneys struggle to repay
                                                                            offer in our series “Education for Attorneys Who Represent Indi-
 substantial educational debt while older attorneys endeavor to
                                                                            viduals Facing Foreclosure.” The remainder of the series will be
 make mortgage payments and to save for retirement, perhaps
                                                                            offered On Demand only, but all of the courses will be FREE.
 juggling college tuitions at the same time. How can attorneys
 best manage their financial affairs during these periods? What             Faculty:
 are some key factors to consider? What pitfalls must be avoid-             Elizabeth J. Barton, Esq., program co-chair
 ed? Once unemployment is on the horizon, what are the most                 CATIC, Wellesley
 important steps an individual can take to ensure their short               Laurel H. Siegel, Esq., program co-chair
 and longer-term financial survival?                                        Law Offices of Laurel H. Siegel LLC, Boston
    This panel of experts will discuss the financial implications           Nadine Cohen, Esq.
                                                                            Managing Attorney, Consumer Rights Unit, Greater Boston Legal Services,
 of unemployment from various perspectives, and will provide                Boston
 attendees with concrete advice regarding the best steps attor-             Judith Liben, Esq.
 neys can take to maintain their financial health and stability             Senior Housing Attorney, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
 during periods of unemployment.                                            Francis J. Nolan, Esq.
 Topics include:                                                            Attorney Director, Harmon Law Offices PC, Newton
 •	 How	to	recognize	and	avoid	common	financial	mistakes	during	            *Additional faculty to be announced.
    periods	of	unemployment	and	tips	to	help	manage	fixed	expenses	
    during	unemployed	periods;	
 •	 How to manage educational debt to maintain good credit and
    thoughts	on	debt	consolidation	and	credit	counselors;	
 •	 Key facts about unemployment insurance, including effect of part-time
    work	on	UI	payments;	
 •	 Tax issues related to unemployment, including the deductibility of
    certain job search-related expenses and taxability of unemployment
    insurance	in	Massachusetts;	
 •	 Managing	investment	portfolios	during	unemployment;	and	
 •	 Avoiding personal bankruptcy.                                                                 ELIzaBEth J.     LaurEL h. SIEGEL
                                                                                                    BartoN

    Do not miss this program if you are seeking clarity on how
 to best manage the financial implications of unemployment.                                         Real-time Webcast available for
                                                                                                    purchase. Visit www.MassBar.org.
 Faculty:
 Lisa Terrizzi, Esq., program chair and moderator
 Career coach and outplacement consultant and chair, MBA Lawyers in
 Transition Committee, Boston
 Monica Halas, Esq.
 Senior attorney, Employment, Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
 Dolores Kong, CFP, EA
 Senior vice president, Winslow, Evans & Crocker Inc., Boston
 Eugene S. Tarsky, CPA, MST
 Tarsky, Zanchi & Associates Inc., Holliston


     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 We 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
             20th Annual Family Law Conference

          Ask the Experts: Raise the Bar!
        Using Expert Advice from Various Disciplines to
              Enhance Your Family Law Practice
                                             The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Family Law Section Coun-
                                          cil invites you to its 20th Annual Family Law Conference at the
                                          Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club in Lenox, Massachusetts. This
                                          year’s conference theme is, “Ask the Experts: Raise the Bar! Using
                                          Expert Advice from Various Disciplines to Enhance Your Family
                                          Law Practice.”
                                             The conference will open with a cocktail reception on Friday eve-
                                          ning, with educational programming taking place all day Saturday.
                                             This conference will provide you with a unique opportunity to
                                          meet judges, socialize with colleagues and update your skills as you
                                          learn techniques and gain insights from our distinguished panel
                                          members consisting of judges and legal experts from a broad range
                                          of specialties.

                                                                               FACULTy




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                                                                  BarBar              FENtoN            FItzGEraLD




   Course #: FLF11                         hoN. PauLa M.         JENNIFEr           MarISa a.           DIaNE M.             JaMES r.
                                              carEy                cLaPP            DeFraNco           DeGIacoMo           DeGIacoMo
  Friday, nov. 12 –
  Saturday, nov. 13
Cranwell Resort, Spa &
      Golf Club
 55 Lee Road, Lenox                           MarK G.
                                            DeGIacoMo
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                                                                  FLorES
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                                                                                    GEoFFrIoN
                                                                                                         JacK E.
                                                                                                      houGhtoN Jr.
                                                                                                                            charLES P.
                                                                                                                          KINDrEGaN Jr.




                                            MaurEEN c.           SuSaN M.         hoN. aNthoNy          ENEIDa M.             DENISE
                                             McBrIEN              MILLEr             r. NESI             roMaN              SquILLaNtE

                                          Not pictured: Hon. Joan P. Armstrong, Megan H. Christopher, Hon. Linda S. Fidnick, Geri Fuhrman,
                                          Esq., Robert Kinscherff, PhD, Esq., Katherine Nemens


                   R e g i s t e r a t w w w. M a s s B a r. o r g / C L E
                          FRIDAy, nOv. 12                                                                                     — OR —
WELCOME/RECEPTIOn                                                          6 P.M.        (BREAKOUT SESSIOn — COnT.)
Co-sponsored by the Berkshire County Bar Association                                     Asset Planning for Divorce Clients
Opening Remarks                                                                          A leading expert will discuss how to anticipate and identify your cli-
Denise Squillante, Esq.                                                                  ents’ needs post-divorce and how to prepare a long-term financial
President, Massachusetts Bar Association
                                                                                         projection that will help your clients meet those needs. In particular:
Jack E. Houghton Jr., Esq.
President, Berkshire County Bar Association                                              (1) utilizing capital gain exclusions; (2) spotting and utilizing capital
                                                                                         loss carryovers; (3) identifying and allocating employee assets, in-
                       SATURDAy, nOv. 13                                                 cluding stock options, restricted stocks and deferred compensation;
                                                                                         and (4) when to divide a pension and when to treat it as a stream of
BREAKFAST AnD REGISTRATIOn                                            7:30 A.M.          income.
WELCOME/STATE OF THE TRIAL COURT                                      8:30 A.M.             Also, the Hon. Joan Armstrong will speak about effective presen-
Thomas J. Barbar, Esq., conference co-chair                                              tation of evidence at trial of your clients’ needs and in support of your
Deutsch, Williams, Brooks, DeRensis & Holland PC, Boston                                 proposed allocation of assets.
Veronica J. Fenton, Esq., conference co-chair
Law Office of Veronica J. Fenton, Lenox                                                  Faculty:
Marc E. Fitzgerald, Esq., conference co-chair                                            Jennifer Clapp, Esq., Chair
Casner & Edwards LLP, Boston                                                             Grindle, Robinson, Goodhue & Frolin, Wellesley
Hon. Paula M. Carey                                                                      Hon. Joan P. Armstrong
Chief Justice, Probate and Family Court                                                  Suffolk Probate and Family Court
                                                                                         Susan M. Miller, MA, CPA, CFP, CDFA
SESSIOn I                                                             9:15 A.M.          Principal, Aurora Financial Advisors LLC, Wellesley
State of the A.R.T.: The Law in the Age of Assisted
                                                                                       LUnCH                                                          12:15 P.M.
Reproductive Technology
                                                                                       SESSIOn III                                                     1:20 P.M.
This program will examine the law of Assisted Reproductive Technology
from both an academic and pragmatic perspective. Our esteemed panel                    In Sickness and in Health … Until Immigration Intervenes
will discuss the relevant statutes and case law as well as the challenges              When a U.S. citizen marries a foreign national, there are various ele-
posed by the rapidly advancing field of reproductive technology. They                  ments to be taken into account beyond the typical matrimonial issues.
will also focus on the ramifications of the evolving law for the practitio-            An individual’s immigration status may directly impact child custody
ner representing clients in both a transactional and litigation context.               and support actions in separations and divorce. A foreign national is
Faculty:                                                                               subject to U.S. immigration laws, which are harsher and seriously pun-
Michael I. Flores, Esq., Chair                                                         ishable, even in domestic violence disputes, as well as other crimes typi-
The Law Offices of Michael I. Flores, Orleans                                          cally considered misdemeanors. An individual could easily lose resident
Hon. Anthony R. Nesi                                                                   status and be deported after a divorce action if they are not aware of the
Bristol Probate and Family Court                                                       immigration consequences of a separation.
Charles P. Kindregan Jr., Esq.                                                            Learn how family and immigration law intersect, and how to handle
Professor, Suffolk University Law School, Boston
                                                                                       the rights, responsibilities and consequences of all the parties involved.
Maureen C. McBrien, Esq.
Todd & Weld LLP, Boston                                                                Faculty:
*Joyce Kauffman, Esq.                                                                  Eneida M. Roman, Esq., Chair
Law Office of Joyce Kauffman, Cambridge                                                Roman Law Offices, Boston
*Susan L. Crockin, Esq.                                                                Hon. Anne Geoffrion
Crockin Law & Policy Group LLC, Newton           *Submitting written materials only.   First Justice, Hampden Probate and Family Court
                                                                                       Marisa A. DeFranco, Esq.
BREAK                                                                10:45 A.M.        Law Office of Marisa DeFranco, Salem
SESSIOn II (BREAKOUT SESSIOn)                        11 A.M.                           SESSIOn Iv                                                      2:30 P.M.
 Identifying and Addressing Issues of Mental Health and
 Substance Abuse                                                                       Bankruptcy and Family Law: It’s a Family Affair

 Family Law clients with mental health problems present complex                        Hear from some of the leading experts on both bankruptcy and family
 challenges for their lawyers. Learn how to be an effective advocate for               law as well a view from the federal bench.
 your clients by hearing from experts on forensic and ethical issues.                  Faculty:
 Faculty:                                                                              Diane M. DeGiacomo, Esq., Chair
                                                                                       Cain, Hibbard & Myers PC, Pittsfield
 Megan H. Christopher, Esq., Chair
 MetroWest Legal Services, Framingham                                                  James R. DeGiacomo, Esq.
                                                                                       Murtha Cullina, Boston
 Hon. Linda S. Fidnick
 Hampshire Probate and Family Court                                                    Mark G. DeGiacomo, Esq.
                                                                                       Murtha Cullina, Boston
 Geri Fuhrman, PsyD
 UMass Memorial Child and Family Forensic Center, Worcester                            *Additional faculty to be announced.
 Robert Kinscherff, PhD, Esq.                                                          CLOSInG REMARKS                                                 3:45 P.M.
 Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Boston
 Katherine Nemens, Esq.
 Clubhouse Family Legal Support Project, Mental Health Legal Advisors, Boston
                                                            20th Annual Family Law Conference

                                                 Ask the Experts: Raise the Bar!
                                          Using Expert Advice from Various Disciplines to
                                                Enhance Your Family Law Practice
                                                                                                                                  HOW TO REGISTER
                            Course #: FLF11                                                            CAll: MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530 or (877) 676-6500. Have your
                                                                                                       MasterCard, Visa or American Express card ready.
                        Friday, nov. 12 –                                                              onlIne: Register at www.MassBar.org/CLE.
                        Saturday, nov. 13                                                              FAX: (617) 542-3057 • TDD: (617) 338-0587
                       Cranwell Resort, Spa                                                            MAIl: Send form with payment (checks made payable to the Massachusetts Bar
                          & Golf Club                                                                  Institute) to MBA, CLE Dept., 20 West St., Boston, MA 02111-1204.
                                                                                                       To orDer WrITTen MATerIAls: If you cannot attend but would like to
                       55 Lee Road, Lenox                                                              purchase the course materials, call MBA Member Services after the conference for
                                                                                                       price and ordering information at (617) 338-0530.
                                                                                                       CAnCellATIons: Cancellations received by Nov. 1 will receive a full refund.
                                                                                                       All others will not receive a refund but will receive the written materials.
                                                                                                       Cle CreDIT: The MBA is an accredited sponsor of CLE in New Hampshire,
                             coNFErENcE FEES:                                                          Rhode Island, Vermont and New York. Forms certifying attendance will be made
                                                                                                       available on the day of the conference.
    c   MBA member recent admittees (2010), MBA member
        paralegals and MBA member law students…… .....................$180                             HoTel InForMATIon: A rate of $159 per night is available to conference
    c   MBA Family Law Section (sponsoring) members .................$250                              attendees for Thursday, Friday and Saturday and must be booked by oct. 28.
                                                                                                       Attendees are encouraged to come a day early to enjoy the Veteran’s Day holiday
    c   Berkshire County Bar Association members..........................$275                         weekend.
    c   All other MBA members ...........................................................$275
                                                                                                       sPA sPeCIAl: There will be a 10 percent discount off spa services for anyone
    c   Nonmembers .............................................................................$300   who registers for the conference by Friday, oct. 1. To receive the discount, first
                                                                                                       register for the conference through the MBA, and then call the spa directly to
                                                                 TOTAL: $___________
                                                                                                       book your appointment at (413) 637-1384. Be sure to mention that you are with
                                                                                                       the MBA.

                                                                                           REGISTRATIOn FORM

Name: Mr./Ms./Hon.: _____________________________________________________ MBA member # (if applicable): ________________________________________

Firm, company or law school: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

City: _________________________________________________________________________State: ________ Zip + 4: ________________________________

Phone: __________________________ Fax: _________________________ E-mail: ____________________________________________________________

c I require special assistance. Please contact me at _______________________________________________.



                                                                                       PAyMEnT InFORMATIOn
c   Enclosed is my check in the amount of $____________.
                                                                                                        Charge my:   c   MasterCard   c   Visa   c   Amex
RETURN FORM WITH PAYMENT TO: MBA Continuing Legal
Education, 20 West St., Boston, MA 02111-1204.                                                          Acct. #: ___________________________________________ Exp. date: __________
Include check made payable to the Massachusetts Bar Institute.                                          Signature: ________________________________________ Date: _____________
Faxed registrations will be accepted with MasterCard,
Visa or American Express at (617) 542-3057.                                                                                                                      Course #: FLF11
14                                                                                          MBa cLe / OctOber–NOvember 2010



     Delivering Legal Services Online with a virtual Law Office
                                                                    Course #: LPa11
                                                               thursday, nov. 4, 4–7 p.m.
                                                                mBa, 20 West st., Boston
   The practice of law has evolved along with technology, although,              •	 Ethics:	Researching	the	SaaS	provider	(security,	confidentiality,	
perhaps not at the pace at which technology advances. There are                     reviewing	the	SLA)	and	daily	best	practices	to	avoid	malpractice;	
several reasons for this, among them the facts that many attorneys               •	 Marketing a VLO: Startup basics, ethics issues, using social media
are less than technologically savvy and that attorneys are most often               and	other	free	marketing	methods;	and
risk-averse. However, those attorneys that can appropriately and                 •	 Future innovations in e-lawyering.
safely leverage new technology can use it effectively in order to en-             Discussion of ethics issues that may arise in virtual law practice
gage clients in new and impressive ways, to become more efficient              will be divided into two segments:
and to make more money.
                                                                                 1. The attorney’s duty to conduct due diligence when researching the
   The virtual practice of law involves, potentially, many things,                  third-party	software	provider	(security,	confidentiality,	reviewing	the	
from the adoption of small technological advances, to the creation                  SLA);	and	
of entire systems meant to leverage the Web for legal practice. One              2. Daily best practices to avoid malpractice.
such overarching technology solution is the creation of a “virtual
law office” (VLO), which is a method by which attorneys may prac-                 Attorneys seeking to add a VLO to their exist-
tice exclusively online. Virtual law offices may be completely Web-            ing law firm, open a completely Web-based law of-
based or integrated into the services of a traditional law firm. Given         fice or with an interest in developing technology
the mobility and ease of access of modern society, this practice type          initiatives within their practices should not miss
appears to be set for steady and future growth, based both on the              this program.
                                                                                                                                              JarED D. corrEIa
needs of modern clients and on the desire of attorneys to provide              Faculty:
modern solutions for clients.                                                  Jared D. Correia, Esq., program co-chair
                                                                               Mass. LOMAP, Boston
Topics include:
                                                                               Stephanie L. Kimbro, Esq., program co-chair
  •	 What	is	virtual	law	office?                                               Kimbro Legal Services, LLC, Wilmington, NC
  •	 Choosing a VLO structure: Unbundling legal services online, integrat-
     ing	a	VLO	into	a	traditional	law	firm	and	review	of	case	studies;         Sponsoring section/division:
                                                                               Law Practice Management, Young Lawyers Division
  •	 Technology: SaaS, document assembly and automation, case and                                                                                StEPhaNIE L.
                                                                                                                                                   KIMBro
     client	management,	backend	offices;


                                                                                                    — Save the Date —
                                                                                    Post-nuptial Agreements
                                                                                    After the Ansin Decision:
                                                                                 What Does an Enforceable, Durable
                                                                                    Agreement Look Like Now?
                                                                                           *Sponsored by the Family Law Section Council
                                                                                            Course #: FLg11 • IntroduCtory LeveL
                                                                                                     tuesday, nov. 30, 4–7 p.m.
                                                                                                      mBa, 20 West st., Boston
                                                                                Faculty:
                                                                                Michael I. Flores, Esq., program chair and moderator
                                                                                The Law Offices of Michael I. Flores, Orleans
                                                                                David H. Lee, Esq.
                                                                                Lee & Levine LLP, Boston
                                                                                *Additional faculty to be announced.
              After live event, recorded program available for                  Sponsoring section/division:
              purchase at www.MassBar.org/OnDemand.                                                                                         MIchaEL I. FLorES
                                                                                Family Law, 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 We 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
MBa cLe / OctOber–NOvember 2010                                                                                                                                      15



    Forming a Business Entity
                                                                                               ninth Annual
            Course #: BLB11 • IntroduCtory LeveL
                 tuesday, nov. 9, 4–7 p.m.
                                                                                           Western Massachusetts
    WneC school of Law, 1215 Wilbraham road, springfield                                   Bankruptcy Conference
   This program will address the items that a practitioner should                                        Course #: BLa11
consider in forming a business entity in Massachusetts including
                                                                                                     tuesday, nov. 16, 4–7 p.m.
the factors affecting the choice of entity and tax matters.
                                                                                        WneC school of Law, 1215 Wilbraham road, springfield
Topics include:
                                                                                         As the economy continues to recover, the need for lawyers
   •	 The issues to be considered in forming business entities such as cor-
                                                                                      to understand bankruptcy law has never been greater. For the
      porations, limited liability companies, general partnerships and limited
      liability	partnership;	and                                                      past nine years, this conference has been a staple for Massachu-
                                                                                      setts practitioners. This unique program will blend viewpoints
   •	 The mechanics of forming such entities, and capitalization and securi-
      ties considerations.                                                            from both lawyer practitioners and judges.

   This program is intended to give an overview of the choices                        Topics include:
available to a client interested in starting a business.                              •	 Means	 Test	 Refresher	 and	 Trends:	 difficult	 issues	 that	 practitioners	
                                                                                         face when contending with the means test, including treatment of high-
Faculty:                                                                                 income earners, and the non-consumer means test exemption.
David A. Parke, Esq., program chair
                                                                                      •	 Small Business Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Issues: issues and pitfalls
Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas LLP, Springfield
                                                                                         regarding	small	business	bankruptcies.	Specifically,	issues	that	may	be	
Jonathan C. Guest, Esq.
                                                                                         applicable	for	new	Chapter	11	filers,	including	obtaining	cash	collateral,	
McCarter & English LLP, Boston
                                                                                         dealing with the U.S. Trustee and negotiating with secured creditors.
Lauren Puglia, Esq.
Sassoon & Cymrot LLP, Boston                                                             Throughout the program, the ethical obligations of counsel
John J. Weeden, Esq., CPA                                                             will be discussed, including due diligence requirements and
Abrams, Little-Gill, Loberfeld PC, Chestnut Hill               DaVID a. ParKE         ensuring full disclosure from the client. Whether you are cur-
Sponsoring sections/division:                                                         rently engaged in practicing bankruptcy or considering adding
Business Law, General Practice, Solo & Small-Firm, Taxation Law, Young                bankruptcy as a practice area, do not miss this conference.
Lawyers Division                                                                      Faculty:
Co-sponsors:                                                                          Justin H. Dion, Esq., conference co-chair
Western New England College School of Law and the                                     Bacon Wilson PC, Springfield
Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire county bar                                 George I. Roumeliotis, Esq., conference co-chair
associations                                                                          Hendel Collins PC, Springfield
                                                                                      Hon. Frank J. Bailey
                                                                                      U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Boston
           Online Classified Ads                                                      Hon. Henry J. Boroff
                                                                                      U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Springfield
                                                                                      Hon. Joan N. Feeney                                                JuStIN h.
                                                                                                                                                           DIoN
                                                                                      U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Boston
                                                                                      Hon. Melvin S. Hoffman
                                                                                      U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Worcester
                                                                                      Mark D. Cress, Esq.
                                                                                      Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas LLP, Springfield
                                                                                      Greta LaMountain, Esq.
                                                                                      Bacon Wilson PC, Springfield
                                                                                      Francis C. Morrissey, Esq.                                        GEorGE I.
    Take advantage of this MBA member benefit and reach members                       Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropoulos LLP, Braintree                  rouMELIotIS

    of the commonwealth's legal community through its largest bar                     Paul R. Savage, Esq.
                                                                                      Bacon Wilson PC, Springfield
    association. Categories include:                                                  Denise M. Shear, Esq.
    • Employment opportunities;                                                       Ostrander Law Office, Northampton
    • Office share/rental options;                                                    Sponsoring sections/division:
    • Lawyer-to-lawyer services; and
                                                                   EE                 Business Law, General Practice, Solo & Small-Firm,
    • Real estate listings                                   Fr                       Young Lawyers Division
                                                                                      Co-sponsors:
      Featured at www.MassBar.org/Classifieds                                        Western New England College School of Law and the Berkshire,
                                                                                      Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire county bar associations


                                                    R e g i s t e r a t w w w. M a s s B a r. o r g / C L E
16                                                                                         MBa cLe / OctOber–NOvember 2010



           Defenses to Removal                                                            Alternative Careers:
               Representing Clients in
                                                                                            Opportunities in
                Immigration Court
                                                                                    Higher Education Administration
       *Sponsored by the Immigration Law Section Council
                                                                                      *Sponsored by the Lawyers in Transition Committee
           Course #: Ima11 • IntroduCtory LeveL                                           Course #: gPd11 • IntroduCtory LeveL
                   Wednesday, nov. 17, 4–7 p.m.                                                      nov. 17, 12:30–2 p.m.
                     mBa, 20 West st., Boston                                                      mBa, 73 state st., springfield
    Immigration enforcement has increased dramatically over the
last few years. According to a study recently aired on National Pub-
                                                                                         LunCheon roundtaBLe (LunCh ProvIded)
lic Radio, the majority of federal criminal prosecutions are for im-              Behind the scenes at every higher education institution in
migration violations. More effective government monitoring has                 Massachusetts, administrators work together to ensure that the
subjected noncitizens to increased scrutiny, particularly at points of         institution can educate its students. Though Massachusetts is
entry. Even legal permanent residents seeking re-entry after visiting          one of the smallest states in the country, it is home to over 100
abroad may suddenly find themselves in removal proceedings, often              institutions of higher education, including public and private
owing to a forgotten — and often minor — criminal conviction.                  colleges and specialized institutions.
The need for attorneys who are willing and able to represent clients              At each institution, regardless of size, employment opportu-
in immigration court has never been greater.                                   nities are varied and can range from faculty positions to posi-
                                                                               tions in human resources/labor relations, alumni affairs, pro-
Topics include:
                                                                               gram coordination, development and communications. Law is
  •	 Grounds of inadmissibility and removability, including the immigration
                                                                               a strong background for these and many other roles. How can
     consequences	of	criminal	conduct	for	the	non-citizen;
                                                                               an attorney begin sorting out which area of administration is
  •	 Overview of defenses to removal, including waivers of inadmissibil-
                                                                               the best fit? What might be the typical career progression of
     ity, adjustment of status, suspension of deportation, cancellation of
     removal,	asylum	and	withholding	relief,	and	voluntary	departure;          someone in each of the different administrative areas?
                                                                                  Panelists will share stories of their own professional devel-
  •	 Basics of Immigration Court Procedure: the NTA (notice to appear),
     master calendar hearings vs. individual hearings and preparing your       opment and will provide an overview of the different areas of
     client’s	pleadings;                                                       academic administration and typical career trajectory within
  •	 Preparing your case: what to look for in a client’s background and the    each. The informal format is designed to encourage and facili-
     time-frame	for	submission	of	documents;	                                  tate audience questions and participation.
  •	 Representing your client at the individual hearing, and                   Topics include:
  •	 Ethical issues in representing clients with criminal records: (1) the     •	   Overview	of	typical	administrative	structure,	departments	and	roles;
     importance of full disclosure of criminal activity and its implications   •	   Summary	of	typical	career	trajectories	within	different	departments;	
     for	preparing	your	client	to	testify;	and	(2)	the	meaning	of	competent	   •	   Important	factors	to	consider	before	jumping	into	higher	education;	
     representation: knowing when to refuse a case or consult with more        •	   How	to	draft	an	effective	alternative	career	resume;	
     experienced counsel.                                                      •	   Tips	on	how	to	break	into	higher	education	administration;	and	
                                                                               •	   Resources for further career exploration.
    For attorneys with little or no prior experience defending clients
in immigration court, criminal defense attorneys and law students,             Faculty:
this is an excellent opportunity to learn the basics from an expert            Lisa Terrizzi, Esq., program chair and moderator
practitioner who has taught and published widely on obtaining re-              Career coach and outplacement consultant and Chair, MBA Lawyers in
lief from removal in immigration court                                         Transition Committee, Boston
                                                                               Diane Curtis, Esq., Director of Pre-law Advising
Faculty:                                                                       University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst
Amy M. Grunder, Esq., program chair/moderator                                  Karen De Meola, Esq., Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student
Amy M. Grunder, Attorney at Law, Cambridge                                     Finance, University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Conn.
Michael D. Greenberg, Esq.                                                     Alice Hearst, JD, PhD
Law Offices of Michael D. Greenberg, Boston                                    Professor of Government, Smith College, Northampton
Sponsoring sections/division:                                                  Michael A. Johnson, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Director
                                                                               of Academic Support, Western New England College School of Law,
Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Juvenile & Child Welfare, Young Lawyers
                                                                               Springfield
Division
                                                                               Co-sponsors:
                                                                               Western New England College School of Law and the
                                                                               Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire county
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    CLB11 Complex Issues and Emerging Trends in Class Action Litigation                                                               $80
c                                                                                                                                                       $40          $115           $160
          Tuesday, Oct. 5, 4–7 p.m., MBA, Boston                                                                                   (BL, CL, LE)

    FLD11 Contempt Actions inOct. 7, 4:30 –7:30 p.m., Plymouth Probate and Family Court, Plymouth of Practice and
                               the Probate and Family Court: A Clear and Unequivocal Review                                           $80
c                                                                                                                                                       $40          $115           $160
          Procedure, Thursday,                                                                                                      (FL, JW)

    JWA11 Practice Skills in Juvenile Delinquency Cases                                                                                $15
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          Wednesday, Oct. 13, 4–6 p.m., MBA, Boston—Evening roundtable (refreshments provided)                                     (CJ, JW, YL)

    PRA11 How to Handle 13, 3–7 p.m., Registry of Deeds, Worcester
                          a Residential Real Estate Closing                                                                           $80
c                                                                                                                                                       $40          $115           $160
          Wednesday, Oct.                                                                                                         (GP, PR, YL)

    GPE11 Thursday, Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m.–5:30LAW DEGREE Randolph—Reception to follow
          CREATIvE WAyS To USE yoUR
c                                                                                                                                       NA              NA           $100           $150
                                            p.m., Lombardo’s,

    CLF11 Electronic Discovery:p.m., Western New England College School of Law, Springfield Should Know*
                                 Rules of Practice and Emerging Issues – What Litigators                                               $80
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          Thursday, Oct. 14, 4–7                                                                                                 (BL, CL, GP, YL)

    TAA11 Executive Employment Agreements for Private Companies                                                                       $80
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          Thursday, Oct. 14, 4–7 p.m., MBA, Boston                                                                                 (BL, LE, TA)

    CLD11 Minors Settlements, Guardianship, Conservatorship and Supplemental Needs Trusts                                           $80
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          Tuesday, Oct. 19, 4–7 p.m., MBA, Boston                                                                           (CL, FL, JW, PL, YL)

    FLC11 PaternityOct. 21, 4–7 p.m., MBA, Boston
                    Primer                                                                                                            $80
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          Thursday,                                                                                                               (FL, JW, YL)

    GPC11 Financial Implications of Unemployment:Boston—Luncheon roundtable (lunch provided)
                                                      Managing Debt and Investments
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          Wednesday, Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., MBA,
c   PRB11 Education for Attorneys Who Represent Individuals Facing Foreclosure: Part I: Training on the New                           FREE              FREE         FREE           FREE
          Foreclosure Law, Thursday, Oct. 28, 4–7 p.m., MBA, Boston

    LPA11 Thursday, Nov. 4, 4–7 p.m., MBA, Boston a virtual Law office
          Delivering Legal Services online with                                                                                       $80
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                                                                                                                                      (LP)

    BLB11 FormingNov. 9, 4–7 p.m., Western New England College School of Law, Springfield
                   a Business Entity*                                                                                                  $80
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          Tuesday,                                                                                                               (BL, GP, TA, YL)
          20TH ANNUAL FAMILy LAW CoNFERENCE: ASK THE ExPERTS: RAISE THE BAR! USING ExPERT ADvICE                                      $250
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          Friday, Nov. 12 – Saturday, Nov. 13, Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club, Lenox

    BLA11 Tuesday,ANNUAL4–7 p.m., Western New EnglandBANKRUPTCyof Law, Springfield
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                   Nov. 16,                          College School                                                                (BL, GP, YL)
c   GPD11 Alternative Careers: opportunities in Higher Education Administration                                                         NA              NA            $25            $50
          Nov. 17, 12:30–2 p.m., MBA, Springfield—Luncheon roundtable (lunch provided)

    IMA11 Defenses toNov. 17, 4–7 p.m., MBA, Boston
                      Removal—Representing Clients in Immigration Court                                                                $80
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          Wednesday,                                                                                                             (CJ, IM, JW, YL)

    FLG11 Post-Nuptial Agreements After4–7 p.m., MBA, Boston
                                           the Ansin Decision: What Does an Enforceable, Durable Agreement                             $80
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          Look Like Now, Tuesday, Nov. 30,                                                                                           (FL, YL)
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