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Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013
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Section News: Upcoming meetings and special section events

Join in the Jan. 31 Civil Litigation Section's Legal Lunch Series featuring Hon. Stephen E. Neel (ret.). Mark your calendars: Juvenile & Child Welfare open meeting featuring Reece Erlichman and Immigration Law Section Social featuring Kate Auspitz, issues director for Congressman Michael E. Capuano on Feb. 13.

Civil Litigation Section open meeting

Feed Your Mind: A Legal Lunch Series featuring Hon. Stephen E. Neel (ret.)
Thursday, Jan. 31, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

All Massachusetts Bar Association members and their colleagues are encouraged to attend the first session of the MBA's new monthly "Legal Lunch Series." These events are geared toward civil litigators of all experience levels and provide an opportunity to participate in a discussion of selected areas of law or practice, in a collegial setting, where you can meet and exchange ideas with other members of the profession.

The "Legal Lunch Series" is delighted to announce its first featured guest: The Hon. Stephen E. Neel (ret.). Neel had a distinguished career as a trial judge of the Massachusetts Superior Court, where he handled a broad variety of civil matters (including serving as a rotating judge in the Business Litigation Session) before joining JAMS as a mediator and arbitrator. Neel will discuss his experiences as both a trial judge and a mediator and offer his perspectives on the different challenges presented to practitioners in these forums.

The lunch series, coordinated by the Civil Litigation Section and Young Lawyers Division, will be moderated by Courtney Shea, Esq. of Looney & Grossman, LLP and Craig Levey, Esq. of Bennett & Belfort PC.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch.

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

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SAVE THE DATE: Juvenile & Child Welfare open meeting

Featuring Reece Erlichman, director of the Bureau of Special Education Appeals
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5:30-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

You are invited to attend the Juvenile & Child Welfare Section open meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the MBA, 20 West St., Boston.

The guest speaker for this open meeting will be Reece Erlichman, director of the Bureau of Special Education Appeals (BSEA), an independent subdivision of the Division of Administrative law Appeals.

To R.S.V.P., click here. Space is limited.

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SAVE THE DATE: Immigration Law Section Social

Featuring Kate Auspitz, issues director for Congressman Michael E. Capuano
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5:15-7:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

The Immigration Law Section Council invites you to attend the Immigration Law Section Social on Feb. 13 from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. at the MBA, 20 West St., Boston. The  guest speaker at this event will be Kate Auspitz, issues director for Congressman Michael E. Capuano, representative, 7th Congressional District of Massachusetts.  

As many practitioners are aware, Auspitz is one of the most helpful congressional aides when a congressional assist is needed. Many are unaware Auspitz is a political historian, Fulbright fellow and Harvard Ph.D. She was an associate professor in Social Studies at Harvard College and taught in the Political Science Department at Wellesley College before leaving academia for practical politics. She now works on foreign policy, immigration and refugee issues.

Auspitz will discuss what a congressional inquiry can accomplish, how to request assistance and, as importantly, what cannot be reasonably expected from an inquiry. In addition, she will bring the latest news as to what is happening on the hill regarding comprehensive immigration reform issues.

Join Immigration Law section members at this special networking reception, where you will have the opportunity to meet fellow practitioners, expand your practice network and connect with colleagues in your practice area.

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

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