Civil Litigation Newsletter
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.