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Couldn't join us at the 2018 MBA Holiday Party: Casino Royale? Spread some holiday cheer with colleagues at the MBA Western Mass. Holiday Reception on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., at the MBA's Springfield Office, 1441 Main St., Springfield.
The MBA provides numerous opportunities to give back and provide support to communities in need. Provide new or gently-worn children's winter coats as part of our Cradles to Crayons' Gear Up for Winter Coat Drive. Help distribute toys to thousands of kids this holiday season at Christmas in the City on Dec. 17. Register to volunteer with Group 1 from 1:30 -4 p.m, or register to volunteer with Group II from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
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Lifecycle of a Mediation
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Massachusetts Bar Association
Civil Litigation Section Council meeting
5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Health Law Section Council meeting
Thursday, Dec. 6, 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
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