Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Jun. 14, 2007
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Springfield District Court Judge Nancy Dusek-Gomez, right, makes a point during the district court judicial panel as Eastern Hampshire District Court Judge M. John Schubert Jr., left, listens.

General Practice conference attendees gain practical advice

The General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Conference offered a full day of practical advice to attendees June 7 at the Sheraton Monarch Place Hotel in Springfield.

 “What I’m trying to hammer home is that the Mass. Bar is committed to bringing programs across the state,” said MBA Vice President Denise Squillante, the conference’s program chair and moderator.

Carmina D. Fernandes, a lawyer in Ludlow, said the conference was “fantastic.”

“As a solo practitioner, you dabble in a little bit of everything and get information on a lot of things in one day,” she said.

The conference offered programs including “Quick Tips on Hot Topics in Managing your Office” and “How to Stay Out of Trouble in Solo Practice,” to two judicial panels and breakout sessions in the areas of civil litigation, family law, business law and real estate.

“Our mission is really multifaceted,” said GPSSF Section Co-Chair Patrick Francomano, of the Law Office of Patrick Francomano in North Attleborough. “We want our membership to realize that we’re here to support them.”

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