On Demand Program

MUPC Help Desk Training


Aired Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012
Runtime: 1:30h

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As the courts prepare their staff for the new MUPC, going into effect in 2012, the Massachusetts Bar Association has been working hard to prepare the bar. As practitioners, we now have the opportunity to assist the Probate and Family Court through this important transition.

The MBA was committed to the passage of the MUPC and that commitment continues with its implementation. Members of the MBA, Boston Bar Association and attorneys from the Probate Court have collaborated to develop programs in which volunteer members of the bar can be most helpful to the court, attorneys and pro se petitioners. One program is the “MUPC Resource Desks” that will be located in the Probate Court registries throughout the commonwealth.

Ideally, the resource desks will be staffed one to two days a week for at least two hours each day. Volunteer attorneys will answer questions from peer attorneys, as well as pro se petitioners, and walk them through the new substantive rules and Probate Court forms.

Attorneys interested in volunteering their time for this important resource are encouraged to attend an April 5 Resource Desk Volunteer Training at the MBA Boston offices from noon to 1:30 p.m. Interested attorneys have the choice to participate in person, remotely via real-time webcast, or at a later date and time, through MBA On Demand.


Janice C. Nigro, Esq., Program Chair
Nigro, Pettepit & Lucas LLP , Newburyport
Cameron Casey, Esq., Panelist
Ropes & Gray LLP , Boston
Michael Christy, Esq., Panelist
Fidelity Personal Trust Company, FSB , Boston
Evelyn Patsos, Esq., Panelist
Probate and Family Court , Boston
Jennifer Rivera-Ulwick, Esq., Panelist
Norfolk Probate and Family Court , Canton
Peter Shapland, Esq., Panelist
Day Pitney LLP , Boston
Karen Witherell, Esq., Panelist
Bove & Langa PC , Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Probate Law Section

NOTE: This is a previously recorded MBA On Demand product.
When you register, you will receive a link via email to the previously recorded MBA On Demand program and its ePublication. Your member profile will also contain a permanent link to the MBA On Demand version of the program.

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