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The MBA’s Public Law Section serves as a forum for discussion and education concerning practice as a government lawyer and as a private attorney representing, dealing with, or practicing before government agencies.


POSTPONED - Public Law Section Council Meeting on Jan. 2nd has been postponed

The Public Law section council meeting originally scheduled for January 2nd has been postponed and will be held on Thursday, January 9th from 5:30-7 pm. Any questions, please email Jean Stevens at... MORE

POSTPONED - Seventh Annual Public Law Conference - Public Pension Policies

The Seventh Annual Public Law Conference has been postponed until January. The new date will be announced shortly MORE

REMINDER - Upcoming CLE Program - Tuesday April 30 4-7 pm

Don't forget to register for next Tuesday's program - "How to Succeed in Adjudicatory Proceedings and Administrative Appeals." It promises to be a great program. For more infomration, click the below... MORE


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  1. Digital Forensics For Litigators

    Apr 22, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Boston, MA
  2. 35th Annual Labor and Employment Law Spring Conference

    Apr 24, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Boston, MA
  3. Central MA Health Care Conference

    Apr 30, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Worcester, MA
  4. Mock Trial: Current Issues under Padilla v. Kentucky

    May 5, 10:46 AM - 10:46 AM
    Boston, MA
  5. The Ethical Rules for the Family Law Attorney: Where is the line between zealous and over-zealous (u

    May 5, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Plymouth, MA


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    Health Policy Commission - New Agency on the Block

    Public Law (PU)

    There’s a new agency on the block, and its task is to transform health care regulation in the Commonwealth. The Health Policy Commission (“HPC”) was created by Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012. The HPC is an independent agency, nominally housed within the Executive Office of Administration and Finance. It is governed by an 11-member Board, consisting of the Secretary of Administration and Finance and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, each ex officio , and three members appointed... MORE


Brian C. O'Donnell (left), chair
David  Hadas (right), vice chair

Learn more about MBA Section Leadership.


The Business Law Section is seeking members to join the newly formed Energy Law Practice Group. Attorneys at all levels of practice and experience are encouraged to sign up.

The Energy Law practice group will bring together attorneys from across the energy law spectrum, from sole practitioners and private firms of all sizes to in-house counsel from organizations involved in the energy industry, including public utilities and developers, and non-profit organizations. Government attorneys, including attorneys at the Massachusetts Office of Attorney General, Department of Public Utilities and Department of Environmental Protection, are also encouraged to join. Click here to learn more about the new practice group.

If you are interested in joining this new practice group, please contact Jean Stevens at

The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m., at the MBA, 20 West St., Boston. Click here to R.S.V.P.


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