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Limited Assistance Representation Informational open meeting

Thursday, April 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Brockton Courthouse, 215 Main St., Brockton

The MBA's General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section is sponsoring a three-part series of open meetings on Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) around the commonwealth. The second in this series will be held at the Brockton Courthouse on Thursday, April 28 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Hon. Catherine P. Sabaitis first justice, Plymouth Probate and Family Court; and Barbara L. Nason Esq., Ryan and Faenza, Walpole will discuss the following issues:

  • What is LAR;
  • How LAR can benefit both the legal profession and clients with limited means;
  • How to qualify for LAR; and
  • What forms and agreements you will need to streamline your LAR practice.

SAVE THE DATE: The third meeting will be held at the MBA Centennial Conference on Wednesday, May 18 from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Panelists will include: Hon. Edward M.Ginsburg (ret.); and Linda Sternberg Esq., Attorney at Law, Boston. Thomas J. Barbar, Esq., Deutsch, Williams, Brooks, DeRensis & Holland PC, Boston will moderate.

To R.S.V.P., click here.


Juvenile and Child Welfare open bench-bar meeting

Wednesday, May 4, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Law Library, 50 Harvard St., Worcester

The MBA's Juvenile and Child Welfare Section Council is sponsoring this bench-bar presentation at the Worcester Law Library, 50 Harvard St., Worcester. This meeting is free to all attorneys interested in the practice of Juvenile & Child Welfare Law and is approved for 1 CLE credit for CAFL attorneys.

The presentation will include a discussion on the Standing Order for Care and Protection Trials, Implementation of new law for young adults (ages 18-22) in DCF custody, harassment prevention orders and the new DYS Community Services Model.  The panelists will be announced.

To R.S.V.P., click here.

The final bench-bar meeting will be held on Monday, June 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the MBA, 20 West St., Boston. As space is limited, please R.S.V.P. to these meetings. There will be no ability to attend by conference call.



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