Young Lawyers Division to host Fourth Annual Symposium on March 25

Thursday, March 17, 2022
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The Massachusetts Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division is hosting its Fourth Annual Symposium as a virtual event on Friday, March 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This year’s symposium keynote speaker will be retired Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Associate Justice Margot Botsford. She was elevated to the seat by former Governor Deval Patrick in 2007. Prior to serving on the SJC, she served as an associate justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court. She received her B.A. from Barnard College and completed her J.D. at Northeastern University School of Law. She also earned an M.P.A. from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

The symposium agenda includes virtual networking, a plenary session and multiple programming tracks designed to ensure there is something for everyone, including:

  • Coffee welcome and virtual networking
  • Opening remarks from YLD Chair Michelle Byers
  • Plenary Session: Don’t Stop Me Now: Surviving and Thriving as a Young Lawyer
  • Keynote Address by Hon. Margot Botsford (ret.)
  • Breakout Sessions:
    • Can't Hold Us: Criminal Law & Confidence in the Courtroom
    • Why'd You Have to Go and Make Things So Complicated? — Navigating Civil Motion Practice and Procedure
    • I Want it That Way: Contracts — Draft, Review, Negotiate, Win
    • End of the Road: Changing Jobs or Firms


This symposium will be hosted using Zoom. Registration is required by 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, to participate in this program. After you register with the MBA, please look for an email from MassBar Education with the Webinar ID and Password. The email will be sent before the program.