On Thursday, Jan. 24, the MBA will co-sponsor a Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid to advocate for increased funding for civil legal services throughout the commonwealth.
The Massachusetts Bar Association will hold its 2019 Annual Dinner on Thursday, May 9, at the Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St., Boston. Nationally renowned trial attorney, professor and DNA-evidence pioneer Barry C. Scheck will deliver the keynote address.
The MBA is currently accepting applications for its Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Scholarship -- a $10,000 scholarship that will be awarded this May to a third-year law student attending a Massachusetts law school.
Join the MBA in raising funds for iCivics, which will be used towards its mission of helping young people learn how government works by experiencing it. Your team (four players) will be asked to demonstrate its civic knowledge by answering questions related to local, state and federal government.
The theme of this popular program is “Managing Risk in a Changing World.” The conference will feature panels and other presentations regarding litigation cost containment and management, employment law developments, and other topics of current interest to in-house counsel.
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New Mass. Trade Secret and Non-Compete Laws
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Massachusetts Bar Association
Probate Law Section Council meeting
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Annual Walk to the Hill for Civil Legal Aid
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
Massachusetts Law Review
Vol. 100 No. 1
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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