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.


Complex Commercial Litigation Section Council

The Massachusetts Bar Association has formed a new section for the benefit of its members. The Complex Commercial Litigation Section is comprised of Massachusetts litigators and in-house counsel who... MORE

Energy Law Open Meeting

You are invited to attend the Energy Law Open Meeting on July 31st from 5:30-7 pm at the MBA, 20 WEst St., Boston.

Stephen Pike, General Counsel for Renewable Energy Generation at the Massachusetts... MORE

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The Massachusetts Bar Association is presenting its 11th Annual In-House Counsel Conference on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 9:15 AM-1 PM at the Massachusetts Bar Association, 20 West Street, Boston,... MORE


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  • Holly Polglase

    Managing the Mediation - October 7, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Civil Litigation (CL)

    Managing the Mediation ... MORE

  • 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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Holly M. Polglase (left), chair
Anthony V. Agudelo (right), vice chair

Click here for 2014-15 Civil Litigation
Section Council member information.


Paul J. Klehm has handled state and federal civil litigation matters in Massachusetts since 1992. Klehm  is a partner in the Andover law firm of Krasnoo, Klehm & Falkner LLP and he handles business disputes, civil rights and personal injury matters. Several years ago, Klehm served as lead trial counsel in a federal jury trial in which the jury awarded his business client a multi-million dollar verdict in a case brought under the civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Klehm has argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court. 
Klehm just completed his term as the president of the Lawrence Bar Association and he currently serves on the Massachusetts Bar Association Civil Litigation Council. For the past several years, Klehm has served as a regional reviewer on the Massachusetts Bar Foundation IOLTA Grant Review Northeastern Massachusetts Committee.
Click here to read an interesting article Klehm coauthored with Nick Cappiello.


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