Civil Litigation (CL)

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The MBA’s Civil Litigation Section’s continuing goals are to provide information, contacts and resources to its members through legal education seminars and informative publications; to promote dialogue and collaboration among the bench and bar; and to provide a forum for the discussion of matters of interest to its members.


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  • Douglas Sheff

    New year, new strategies

    Civil Litigation (CL)

    For the judges in our court system, 2014 is indeed a happy new year, thanks to their long-awaited judicial pay raise, which goes into effect this year. As members of the Massachusetts Bar Association, we can also take pride in the MBA's longstanding support, which helped push through this well-deserved increase. But we cannot sit on our laurels. Court funding and funding for legal aid remains a critical issue, despite our recent success. Later this month we will once again "Walk to... MORE

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Jed DeWick (left), chair
Holly M. Polglase (right), vice chair

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Sherri Borgal is an associate attorney at Cogavin and Waystack, an insurance defense firm, where her areas of practice include personal injury actions, premises and product liability, bad faith, insurance coverage and subrogation in state and federal courts.

Prior to this, Borgal was a law fellow for the Massachusetts Superior Court and a judicial intern to The Hon. Peter W. Agnes Jr., when he served as a Superior Court Judge in Worcester.

Borgal has organized a CLE program for the MBA members titled "Fundamentals of Summary Judgment Motion Practice."


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