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  • Proposed Standing Orders/Initiatives - Probate and Family Court

    The Probate and Family Court has invited comments on a set of proposals aimed at providing new mechanisms for just and speedy resolutions of family law cases.

    Please click the link below to be redirected to the proposed initiatives. Links will also be emailed directly to Section Members.

    The comment period for these initiatives will be open until September 20, 2016. Comments should be sent by email to ilene.mitchell@jud.state.ma.us or by regular mail to The Probate and Family Court Litigation Options Working Group, c/o Ilene Mitchell, Probate and Family Court.

  • Featured Speaker: Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants

    You are invited to join the Judicial Administration Section Council and their featured speaker Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 4:30-6 pm at the MBA, 20 West Street, Boston.

    Chief Justice Gants was appointed as an Associate Justice of the Superior Court in 1997 serving as an Administrative Justice of the Business Litigation Session. Justice Gants chaired the Superior Court Rules Committee and served on the SJC's Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure. Justice Gants was then appointed to the Supreme Judicial Court in 2009, where he served as co-chair of the Access to Justice Commission and chair of the Standing Committee that revised the Model Jury Instructions on Homicide. Justice Gants was appointed as chief justice in 2014.

    Don't miss this opportunity to meet with Chief Justice Gants and network with your fellow practitioners.

    An informal reception will follow the presentation.

    Please RSVP as space is limited.

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  • Family Law Section Member Spotlight

    Justin L. Kelsey has been selected as our August 2016 Member Spotlight. Be sure to read about Attorney Kelsey's practice and achievements on the MyBarAccess sidebar.

    Please submit nominations via email to marc@kazarosiancostello.com for the Family Law Section's Monthly Member Spotlight.

    The purpose of the Member Spotlight is to highlight some of the many great feats accomplished by our members. Please include the name of your nominee and an explanation of his or her accomplishments in your nomination email. You can even nominate yourself!

  • 37th Annual Labor & Employment Conference

    Join us on Friday, May 6, for the 37th Annual Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference at Suffolk University Law School. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m. Programming begins at 12:30 p.m.

  • SAVE THE DATE: May 20th Annual Health Law Symposium

    The MBA Health Law Section is pleased to announce that this year’s event will be divided into three (3) tracks that meet the day-to-day needs of your law practice: Hot Healthcare Topics, Health in the Digital World, and Health Policy Matters. Topics include: Data breach class action litigation update; Mental health parity; Dispute resolution, including a medical malpractice scenario; Remote patient monitoring: apps, wearables, and the regulatory landscape; Medical debt relief and charitable hospitals under the Affordable Care Act; Telemedicine, and more …

  • SAVE THE DATE - Suffolk County Juvenile Court - BENCH BAR

    Please join us from 4-6 p.m. on May 26, 2016 at the Suffolk County Juvenile Court, 24 New Chardon St., 4th floor, Boston, MA for a Bench-Bar. More details to follow.

  • Inaugural Symposium - Keynote Speaker: Supreme Court Justice Robert J. Cordy

    You are invited to register for the Massachusetts Bar Association's Inaugural Complex Commercial Litigation Conference from 1-5 pm on April 14, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency in Boston. This year’s conference will feature a keynote address from Supreme Judicial Court Justice Robert J. Cordy and will focus on Intellectual Property, Business Litigation and Bankruptcy.

  • Heirs and Devisees: New Probate Forms- Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    Join us March 9 at the Massachusetts Bar Association, 20 West Street in Boston.

    The Probate & Family Court is issuing new probate petition forms and schedules for listing an estate's heirs and devisees. These new forms and schedules are designed to clarify the appropriate information needed to determine heirs and devisees of an estate. This first revision of the forms since implementation of the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code will be presented and explained by Evelyn Patsos of the court's administrative office and Jennifer Maggiacomo, assistant judicial case manager in the Norfolk Division.

  • Now Available: LexisNexis Practice Guide: Massachusetts Family Law, 2016 Edition

    Family Law Section Council Vice-Chair Lloyd D. Godson, as General Editor, presents the LexisNexis Practice Guide: Massachusetts Family Law, 2016 Edition. This publication offers concise explanations of each step in a family law case, transitioning smoothly from legal analysis to practical application of a point of law. Written by a team of experienced practitioners, including several MBA Family Law Section Council Members, the guide includes practice strategies and checklists in each chapter to help practitioners identify and address legal and procedural issues. The guide covers a wide range of topics related to Massachusetts family law, including: divorce, spousal maintenance, child custody, same-sex relationships, alternative dispute resolution, and more.

  • Sometimes You Can Get Everything That You Want: Initiative Petitions

    You are invited to join us on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 12-1:30 pm at the MBA, 20 West Street, Boston as we take a look at the legal mechanics, jurisprudence and salient issues regarding initiative petitions. The panel will examine and discuss some of the policy implications of “legislation by referendum,” including a discussion of referendums expected to be on the ballot for the upcoming 2016 election, and the legal issues raised.

    Panelists: Juliana Rice, Esq., Deputy Chief, Attorney General’s Office Government Bureau
    William Luzier, Esq., Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol
    Thomas O. Bean, Esq., Verrill Dana LLP

    Don't miss this free educational and networking opportunity. Be a part of the discussion.

    Sign up now.

  • ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS: HEALTHY FOR WHOM?

    Join us on December 3, 2015 from 12:30-1:30 pm at the MBA, 20 West Street, Boston for a discussion on electronic health records. Electronic health records were supposed to lower medical errors, facilitate holistic care, and make health care more efficient and less costly. But did they? Susan Fendell, Senior Attorney, Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, brings you the latest on the reality behind the promises and recent developments in the saga of privacy protection and provider liability. Electronic health records – not just HIPAA anymore.

  • How to be an Advocate Without Being Arrogant

    Join the MBA this Wednesday at 5 for a panel discussion on methods and approaches to resolving disputes rationally, efficiently and peacefully.

    For more information and to register, follow the link provided.

  • How to be an Advocate Without Being Arrogant

    Join the MBA this Wednesday at 5 for a panel discussion on methods and approaches to resolving disputes rationally, efficiently and peacefully.

    For more information and to register, follow the link provided.

  • How to be an Advocate without being Arrogant

    The practice of law is often adversarial. But even when zealously representing one’s client, it’s important to act in a manner that is both civil and professional. Attorneys who effectively balance the combative elements of advocacy with a courteous nature stand to enable their clients to obtain the most favorable results. For more information and to register, please follow the link provided.

  • Addressing Sexual Assault Allegations

    Please join the MBA and MCLA in North Adams for a panel discussion on an array of complex legal and practical issues involved in addressing sexual assault allegations in K-12 schools, colleges and universities. Please follow the link provided for more information and to register.

  • Addressing Sexual Assault Allegations

    Please join the MBA and MCLA in North Adams for a panel discussion on an array of complex legal and practical issues involved in addressing sexual assault allegations in K-12 schools, colleges and universities. For more information and to register, please follow the link provided.