The MBA is proud to present the Annual State of the Judiciary Address on Oct. 30, which will feature remarks from Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants. Additional speakers include MBA President John J. Morrissey, Massachusetts Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey and Court Administrator Jonathan S. Williams.
The new MBA membership year has started. Renew your membership and stay connected to our community while benefiting from the many tools and opportunities we offer.
Enjoy an evening of fun, networking and information with MBA leaders and section and committee chairs. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about how the MBA can benefit you and your practice.
The largest gathering of probate practitioners in our state, this unique probate law conference provides something for everyone, from aspiring to veteran practitioners, whether your focus is estate planning, administration, probate litigation or guardianship/conservatorship matters.
The MBA will hold its 29th Annual Family Law Conference at the Chatham Bars Inn on Nov. 15 and Nov. 16.
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Criminal Justice Section Council meeting
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Massachusetts Bar Association
Defensive Estate Planning
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Judicial Administration Section Council meeting
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019
Massachusetts Law Review
Vol. 100 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
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