Civil Litigation Newsletter

April

Federal Practice Committee formed

MBA Civil Litigation Section Chairman Christopher A. Kenney has appointed Nancy Frankel Pelletier, Frank Morrissey and Christopher P. Sullivan to serve as tri-chair leaders of the newly formed Federal Practice Committee. On March 22, the tri-chairs held an organization meeting to establish programs and events for the committee. The first planned event will be a CLE program in Worcester on the differences between state and federal practice. The program will focus on the distinct and unique aspects of Federal practice and procedure highlighting how it differs from practice in Massachusetts state courts. The MBA Young Lawyers Division and the Worcester County Bar Association will be asked to help design the program co-sponsor the program.

The committee also hopes to present this program in Springfield, Boston and Southeastern Massachusetts. In addition to the Federal/State practice differences program the committee is discussing a "Meet the Clerks" program at all of the Federal Courthouses in Massachusetts. Any suggestions for other programs or events for the Federal Practice Committee are welcome. More information regarding meetings and events will be forthcoming.

If you are interested in joining this practice group,
e-mail your interest to [e-mail jstevens]">Jean Stevens.

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