Section News: Meetings and more

Thursday, March 1, 2018

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Complex Commercial Litigation Section Council meeting
(Conference Call Only)

Tuesday, March 6, 4-5:30 p.m.

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Dispute Resolution Section Council meeting

Wednesday, March 7, 5:30-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston.

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Complex Commercial Litigation Section Meeting

Effective Strategies for the Preparation and Trial of a Complex Commercial Case

Thursday, March 8, 4:30-6 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston.

In this two-part program (March 8 and April 12), two experienced practitioners and a Superior Court judge will guide you through the process of handling a complex commercial case. Find out the best practices for humanizing your client, identifying and exploiting key legal issues, taking depositions with a purpose and solving the particular challenges you will face at trial in such cases. The program will take you from the initial client meeting, through discovery and depositions and conclude with a discussion of how to effectively present such a case at trial.

SPEAKERS:
Hon. Brian A. Davis, Superior Court
Euripides Dalmanieras, Foley Hoag LLP
Paul E. White, Posternak, Blankstein & Lund LLP

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Taxation Law Section Council meeting

Thursday, March 8, 5-6:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston.

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Family Law Section Council meeting

Thursday, March 8, 5:30-7 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston.

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Public Law Section Council meeting

Thursday, March 8, 6-7:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston.

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Labor & Employment Legislative Update Open Meeting

Tuesday, March 13, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Please join the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Section for a roundtable discussion on current legislative initiatives affecting the workplace, featuring the chairs and a vice chair of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. This event will include discussion and updates on many legislative initiatives, including:

  • Legislation relating to non-competition agreements in the workplace
  • Legislation addressing non-discrimination and sexual harassment investigations and training in the workplace
  • Legislation establishing paid (and unpaid) family and medical leave

Panelists will discuss the status of various initiatives, and provide insight and analysis versions of pending bills, likelihood of passage and roadblocks to passage. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your questions addressed and to network with other practitioners in your area of practice.

CHAIR
John F. Tocci, Esq., Tocci & Lee LLC

SPEAKERS: 
Sen. Jason M. Lewis
, chair, Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development
Sen. Patricia D. Jehlen, vice chair, Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development
Rep. Paul Brodeur, chair, Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development
 
This forum is FREE and open to the legal community. Space is limited.

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Taxation Law Section Open Meeting 

Millionaire's Tax: Fairness or Folly? (A Debate)

Wednesday, March 21, 6:30-8 p.m.
Boston University-School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

In November, Massachusetts voters will be asked to vote on whether to add a 4 percent surtax on an individual’s income over $1 million. 

Jeff Jacoby, op-ed columnist for The Boston Globe, and Professor Peter Enrich of Northeastern University School of Law, will debate this timely issue.

Supporters of this initiative predict that the surtax will bring in close to $2 billion each year earmarked for spending “for quality public education and affordable public colleges and universities, and for the repair and maintenance of roads, bridges and public transportation." Those critical of the amendment argue that it is not in proper form and it would adversely affect the Massachusetts economy.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your questions addressed and to network with other practitioners.

CHAIR:   
Michael J. Grem, Esq., BDO USA LLP, Boston

MODERATORS:         
Thomas G. Collins, Esq., McCarter & English LLP, Boston
David G. Saliba, Esq., Saliba & Saliba, Boston

This forum is FREE and open to the legal community. 

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