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Hi I am looking for the Will of Richard E. Nelson of Phillipston, MA If you have the Will or a copy please give my office a call Thank you Lynnette M. Goodnow Attorney at Law 20 Exchange Street Athol, MA  01331 978-249-7400 lmg@goodnowlegal.com
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A colloquium on governmental powers during a pandemic kicks off an ambitious virtual series on COVID-19 and the Law One of the most fundamental questions in law is a simple one: who decides? That question is exceptionally urgent during a pandemic, when decisions by governments at every level can have life-or-death consequences. In the first colloquium of a sweeping new series, “COVID-19 and the Law,” five Harvard Law faculty members grappled with the challenges, limitations, and opportunities of governmental powers during a public health crisis. The colloquium was the first of 11 sessions focused on COVID-19 topics that will run weekly through mid-November. ...
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Please spread the word: A growing boutique law firm in Framingham, MA is looking for a legal assistant/paralegal with 3 to 5 years of Massachusetts family law/domestic relation experience. Responsibilities include answering phone; filing; maintaining schedules for attorneys; drafting various documents, including pleadings, financial statements and discovery requests and responses; arranging for filing and service of process and pleadings with Probate and Family Court; assisting in trial preparation; etc. Experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) is a must; experience in Clio practice management software is a plus. The office offers friendly ...
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Looking for Office Space

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My home office is inadequate due to the crowding of everyone now being at home. Consequently, I am looking for a firm that may have an open office to rent. Geographic area is east of 495 and bound by US 20 to the north and 93 to the South. If anyone has anything or knows of anyone who does, please reach out privately. Thanks! -Ben bjc@pricecolawgroup.com (678) 270-2837
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Job Opportunity

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Hello!  The City of Springfield, MA is hiring a Body worn Camera Attorney. More details about the position can be found here:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/springfieldma/jobs/2804525/city-solicitor-3rd-associate-bwc?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs If you or someone you know is interested, please have them apply online. Feel free to contact me with any questions.  Talia K. Gee City of Springfield Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer 36 Court Street, Room 28 Springfield, MA 01103 T: (413) 886-5119 F: (413) 787-6104 TGee@springfieldcityhall.com
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The City of Springfield is hiring a City Solicitor Fourth Associate.  This is an entry level attorney position in the City's Law Department.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work as part of a team of experienced and dedicated attorneys. Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/springfieldma/jobs/2675959/city-solicitor-fourth-associate?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.  If anyone has questions, I am happy to chat with them. I can be reached at TGee@springfieldcityhall.com or (413) 886-5119. Best of luck to the applicants and I look forward to working with you! Talia K. Gee, Esq., Chief Diversity & ...
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Estate Planning Software

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Hello, I am a new attorney looking to focus my practice in estate planning, and am looking to sign up with an online document drafting service such as WealthCounsel or Fore! Trust Software. I would be grateful for any advice or opinions on your experience with different drafting software. Thank you very much. Jennifer A. Reisig HK HOLMGREN & KORETZ 911 Main Street Osterville, Massachusetts 02655 508.420.8899 t. 508.420.7469 f. jenniferreisig@holmgrenkoretz.co
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The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNAELA) is excited to extend an invitation to its annual Elder Law Institute. This year marks the 26th anniversary of the event, which will be held at New England Law Boston on March 6, 2020 from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. MassNAELA's all day conference will focus on  The Legal, Clinical and Practical Challenges of Assisting Younger Clients Who Require Complex/Long-Term Care.   Topics that will be addressed include: Placement Challenges and Issues for the Younger and Atypical Client;  Understanding Unique MassHealth Obstacles and Strategies for Younger Applicants;  Litigation of ...
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A federal agency's website posting of a "policy statement" skipped statutory notice and comment protections under the Medicare program.  The internet posting that drastically – and retroactively -- would have reduced Medicare payments to 3,500 hospitals is more than an interpretive rule change. It is a substantive legal standard under the Medicare Act. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), bypassed Medicare's public notice and 60-day comment period without a lawful excuse for doing so.  Arguably, the agency sought expedient and less costly decision-making through its authority ...
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Calling all our members  to share your strengths in lending a hand to landlords and tenants in the community needing legal assistance... a FREE landlord / tenant training sponsored by the Essex County Bar Association this Wednesday, October 2 at the courthouse in Salem. Great opportunity to expand your areas of practice or take a refresher course  and hear about new court developments from a Housing Court panel of judiciary and staff. E-filing, LAR, case scheduling, and much more to be presented. Complimentary lunch, sponsored by Action, Inc. Don't miss this opportunity. Register today at the link provided.    REGISTER TODAY Free Landlord/Tenant Law Training ...
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My name is Tiffany Foo and I have been a Mass Bar Member since 1998.  I am writing to extend an invitation to my fellow Mass Bar Members.  I am happy to share that I have been invited by the City of Boston to an archaeological dig at the site of my grandmother’s original restaurant, Ruby Foo’s Den on Hudson Street in Boston- slated for July 2, 2019.  The goal of these digs in Boston is to document archaeological sites that bring to light new and poorly recorded stories of a place’s past, while also engaging the local community in the discovery of their history. Thank you @bostonarchaeo for including me in the what will certainly be an amazing conversation!! ...
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CLE Program Water Cooler for Solos and Start-Ups The Massachusetts Bar Association's Solo/Small Firm Law Practice Management Section and Young Lawyers Division, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program, invite you to a roundtable forum for current and prospective sole practitioners. During this informal lunchtime event, experienced attorneys and advisors will discuss and answer questions regarding starting and running a solo practice. We will be taking questions from audience members and those watching remotely during the initial 60-minute presentation period, which will be followed by 30-60 minutes of networking. ...
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I’m recovering from the hyperventilating hyperbole in the reportage of IBM’s labeling of a dataset of facial photographs and making it available to researchers to reduce bias in facial recognition. NBC News went with a headline that read:   Facial recognition’s ‘dirty little secret’: Millions of online photos scraped without consent . That might merit a “ pants on fire ” rating if it were in the realm of political reporting. The photos were not “scraped.” They were licensed. Licensed, not scraped The NBC story linked to IBM’s discussion of its work which, in turn, identified the dataset that it used. It is the one and only YFCC100M, a set of 100 ...
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Dial-a-Lawyer

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​ The Dial a Lawyer Program wants to thank the Civil Litigation Section Council Group for Sponsoring the DaL program yesterday evening March 6, 2019 Many thanks to the Civil Litigation Section Council Group for volunteering their time to providing Legal Advice to the public Paul J. Klehm Eric Finamore Maureen Reilly Nicholas Cappiello Kathleen O'Toole We also want to thank Alexis McLachlan James Benjamin Paul J. Toland Marie Grandoit Stephen Smith J. Daniel Silverman Samuel Segal Joseph Morrissey We would not have been able to provide this worthwhile public service program without your help. Once again, many thanks for your time and ...
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It is time to rework certain HIPAA provisions, which Covered Entities (CEs) -- and their Business Associates (BAs) – must implement according to data privacy and security policies and procedures.   While many CEs, BAs, other stakeholders continue to advocate for HIPAA Privacy Rule guidance on the frequency and scope of workforce trainings or necessity of written consents for photograph usage in treatment and clinical trainings, such longstanding issues will remain unsettled and subject to interpretation. However, other significant and more timely HIPAA/HITECH provisions are now under review and will be upgraded through the amendment process under the Office ...
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Amendment to Innocent Spouse Law

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On January 10, 2019 Governor Baker signed into law an amendment to the Massachusetts Innocent Spouse Law (GL c. 62C, § 84) which provides for more congruence with the Internal Revenue Code. Previously, the law provided only an up-or-down result based on four rigid factors, namely if: (i)                  the understatement is attributable to erroneous items of the other individual filing the joint return; (ii)                the individual seeking relief from the liability establishes that, in signing the return, the individual did not know, and did not have reason to know, that there was an understatement; (iii)              ...
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Nice Office Furniture Available for Sale

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If you are a new lawyer who is opening a new law office or a seasoned attorney going out on your own, there is nice office furniture available for sale.   I am the Personal Representative of the Estate of John R. Hope.   Please let me know if you know of anyone who may be interested in the furniture, pictures and office supplies. Feel free to forward this to anyone who you think may be interested in any office furniture.  The furniture is available in Watertown, Massachusetts with 48 hours notice during the week and on Saturday mornings.  Please send me an e-mail with what office furniture that you are interested in and I will send you the price list and what ...
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B&B Hiring: Paralegal / Office Manager

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Bennett & Belfort is looking for a paralegal / office manager.  Please forward the below to anyone that might be qualified & interested.  Thanks so much, David Belfort Paralegal/ Office Manager (Cambridge) Boutique Cambridge employment and business litigation firm has immediate opening for a Paralegal/ Legal Assistant whose role also includes office management responsibilities. The position requires a self-motivated candidate with a positive attitude, excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail. At least three years of law firm experience and a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent paralegal certificate ...
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Federal funding initiatives recognize nursing as a critical component in the delivery of quality patient care and value-based reimbursements to most hospitals.  Hospital stakeholders, such as nurses, collectively contribute to improved quality and performance while reducing costs through incentivized reimbursement methods under programs established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA, however, does not mandate nurse to patient ratios. Instead, it improves the delivery of healthcare by authorizing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement value-based programs that correlate hospital reimbursements to compliance ...
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has embarked upon landmark payment reform for providers (doctors and clinicians) under its CY 2019 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule.  Decreased physician paperwork and increased doctor/patient relations are CMS's purported objectives.  Even though that sounds reasonable, the impact on disadvantaged populations and providers who serve medically complex patients merits increased scrutiny. Does the CMS CY 2019 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule (i)  reflect the quality of care that specialized providers offer to Medicare beneficiaries with complex medical conditions; (ii) enhance a physician's ability to treat ...
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