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Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section open meeting

What's Bullying? Emerging Trends in Civil And Criminal Law as to the Anti-Bullying Law

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 4-6 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section Council is sponsoring an open meeting for MBA members on Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the MBA, 20 West St., Boston, on the topic of bullying. What's Bullying? Emerging Trends in Civil And Criminal Law as to the Anti-Bullying Law is designed to educate lawyers on the recently passed anti-bullying legislation and how it will affect victims and potential clients, including individuals, schools and municipalities. Attendees will learn how individuals and others are affected. Frank A. Smith III, Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section vice chair, will moderate the discussion. Guest speakers include: Hon. Bettina Borders, first justice, Bristol County Juvenile Court, Hon. Mary Dacey White, associate justice, Lynn District Court, attorney Richard Cole, attorney John Davis and Arline Isaacson, co-chairwoman of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Model bullying prevention and intervention plans;
  • Academic and non-academic activities and who is affected;
  • Practices and procedures for reporting and responding to bullying and retaliation; and
  • Role of the court and lawyer.

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

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Save the date: Immigration Section Council open meeting

Ask the Experts: Legal Ethics For Immigration Practitioners

Thursday, Feb. 10, 5:15-6:45 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Tentative speakers: Anne S.J. Kaufman, Esq., director of the Attorney Client Assistance Program and Stacey Best, assistant Bar Counsel of the BBO.

The topics will include: Who is the client? Issues and cautions in joint representations in family and business matters; Use of IOLTA for costs and filing fees due to the Immigration Service, retainers, co-mingling funds for fees and costs; Mandatory reporting of alleged ethical violations; Any other matters that the BBO sees as an issue; and Current cases regarding issues in immigration practice.

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

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