Issue January 2004

Renowned children's advocate to speak at Gala Dinner on ways attorneys can change system

From representing a child on a pro bono basis in the juvenile justice system to lobbying for increased spending on early childhood education, lawyers can set the tone for addressing priorities vital to the welfare of children. This is the message renowned children's rights advocate Marian Wright Edelman will bring later this month when she addresses hundreds of attorneys, judges and their guests gathered for the 2004 Gala Dinner.

SJC grants delay of Rule 1.15 implementation

The Supreme Judicial Court on Dec. 5 agreed to an MBA request and will grant a six-month extension in the implementation of Revised Rule 1.15 of the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct governing the safekeeping of client property.

Casemaker now offers more functionality, library content -- at no cost to you

The MBA's exclusive Casemaker Online Law Library has several new features that make your legal research faster, easier and more complete than ever. Click the link below to learn about the new casecheck citation tool, plus improvements to the "find" and "next/back" buttons. Also coming online are U.S. Supreme Court opinions and Circuit Court rulings, as well as a 50-state ethics opinion library. Check out these and all the free features of Casemaker today!

New programs, pricing lead the way to bigger, better Annual Conference 2004

With 35 seminars and educational programs, more than 40 exhibitors and hundreds of networking opportunities and job openings over three days, the MBA's Annual Conference 2004: "Leading Through Law" - January 22-24 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, sponsored by Citizens Bank and CMI - is your biggest and best chance all year to see old friends and make new ones while catching up on legal developments, sharpening your skills and learning about the latest technology.