The MBA is proud to present the Annual State of the Judiciary Address on Oct. 24, which will feature remarks from Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants. Additional speakers include MBA President Christopher A. Kenney, Massachusetts Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey and Court Administrator Jonathan S. Williams.
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The MBA is looking for Western Mass. attorneys, who are also MBA members, who are available to volunteer for a biannual MBA Dial-A-Lawyer event in Springfield on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
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Representing Student Borrowers in Undue Hardship Cases
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Massachusetts Bar Association
Social Security/Public Employment Retirement Practice Group meeting
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Annual State of the Judiciary Address
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
John Adams Courthouse
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
Massachusetts Law Review
Vol. 99 No. 4
Summary: Under Rule 8.3, Comment 3, a lawyer
"has knowledge of a violation [requiring reporting to Bar Counsel]
when the lawyer possesses supporting evidence such that a
reasonable lawyer under the circumstances would form a firm opinion
that the conduct in question had more likely occurred than
Rule 8.3's requirement to report misconduct to Bar Counsel's
Office is triggered by a lawyer's discovery (in litigation
involving breakup of a law firm) of a document indicating that an
attorney, a former partner of the client and an opposing party in
the litigation, intentionally omitted mentioning a conviction for
fraud in his letter recommending an applicant for admission to the
bar. The discovered document may constitute client's "confidential
information," as newly defined in Comment 3A to Rule 1.6. If so,
the reporting requirement would be excused unless client consents
to a report. Lawyer also needs to advise his client, who is a
lawyer, about the latter's own reporting obligation under Rule
Rules and Standards of Conduct and Responsibility
Fastcase Training for MBA Members
Labor Law for Employment Lawyers
10.18.18 Massachusetts Bar Association offers free legal advice to Western Mass. residents by phone, Oct. 30
MBA Press Release
10.16.18 Advisory: Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice to Deliver State of the Judiciary Address, Oct. 24
10.04.18 MBA to present Conflict Resolution Week programs across the state, Oct. 15-19
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