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  • 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... MORE

  • 42nd Annual Robert Fuchs Labor Law Conference: Gov't and the Bar Confront the Fissured Workplace

    The 42nd Annual Robert Fuchs Labor Law Conference highlights a year of significant legal developments. Do not miss this exclusive opportunity to network with colleagues, program faculty, and the leaders... MORE

  • ski-LE

    The MassBar is pleased to announce its inaugural ski-LE. This event will combine legal education with a fun afternoon of skiing and networking at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area.

    MassBar’s ski-LE will... MORE


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  • Blog # 2: “Patience is a virtue” Dear Jeni, One proverbial expression that people often quote is, “patience is a virtue.” This expression is sort of cliché, however, this expression truly became real for me when I became an attorney....

  • Blog # 1: “If I knew before the obstacles that I would have to endure in becoming an attorney I probably would…” Dear Jeni, You are probably wondering why I am addressing this blog to a person named Jeni, short for Jennifer. I’ll get...

  • originally posted on This week last July 2012, I had knots in my stomach and felt like I was going to be ill. It was bar exam week. The week that every law school student dreads from the moment they enter school as a 1L. ...

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  • Originally posted at . For a lot of small businesses and startups, there’s just not a lot of money to go around. So when that business is looking to make payroll, get a minimum viable product out the door, or just keep the lights...

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  • Originally posted at . In Part 1 of this two-part post I discussed what an 83(b) election is and walked through one particular situation in which someone should make that election (hint: if the company is currently valued at or close...

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Melissa Ann Conner (left), chair
Victoria  Santoro (right), chair-elect

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Michael J. Moloney, Esq. is a staff attorney at Metrowest Legal Services focusing in civil litigation on a broad range of legal matters including eviction defense, housing subsidy denials and terminations, housing discrimination, sanitary code enforcement and unfair business practices. Moloney also has experience in family law, employment law and rights to benefits. 
Moloney is a graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law and Sacred Heart University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts and studied at The American University of Rome. Moloney is a member of the Massachusetts, Connecticut and United States District Court, District of Massachusetts bars. A Worcester native who now resides in Rhode Island, Moloney is the Bristol County Director for the Massachusetts Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division and also serves as the Membership & Development Chair.


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