Bar Services News

Issue November 2004

ABA president-elect to speak at REBA Annual Meeting

Michael S. Greco, president-elect of the 405,000-plus member American Bar Association, will deliver the luncheon keynote address at the Real Estate Bar's Annual Meeting on Monday, Nov. 15 at the Wyndham Hotel in Westborough.

"Mike Greco is perhaps the most thoughtful and eloquent spokesman for the legal profession in our time," said Jon Davis, a long-time REBA Board member. "He possesses a keen understanding of the aspirations and nobility of our profession at its best."

In addition to Greco's address, the all-day program will include five morning break-out sessions beginning at 9 a.m., 30 exhibitors, a REBA business meeting and two afternoon sessions.

The five 45-minute morning breakout programs include "Employment Law for Lawyers," "Medicaid and Estate Planning Impacting Real Estate," "Handling Commercial Real Estate Financings," "Stress Management for Real Estate Lawyers" and "Title Insurance Claims: Myths, Methods and Mistakes." The two afternoon general sessions include "Recent and Pending Legislation" with REBA Legislative Counsel Edward J. Smith, Esq. and Legislation Committee Chair Robert H. Kelley, Esq.; and "Recent Developments in Massachusetts Case Law" with Philip S. Lapatin, Esq.

WBA program can help make a name for yourself

The Media Committee of the Women's Bar Association is presenting a program entitled "Getting Your Name Out - You Don't Need the 'OJ Case' to Make a Name for Yourself" on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 5:30-7 p.m. the Union Club at 8 Park St., Boston.

Sponsored by Donoghue, Barrett & Singal, P.C., this program will give you real-world ways to get your name out to potential clients and referring attorneys using the media and other low, or no-cost, techniques. It will demonstrate that you don't need your own marketing department - or a "headline" case - to make a name for yourself and generate business.

Speakers and topics include:

•  David Yas, the attorney-publisher of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, will give attendees the inside track on how to get articles published, how to get quoted and other insightful tips on getting exposure in Lawyers Weekly.

•  Sheri Qualters of the Boston Business Journal will provide similar insight based on her experience covering law firms for that publication.

•  Michelle Pierce, a lawyer at Donoghue, Barrett & Singal and the former vice president of marketing for Lawyers Weekly, Inc., will provide tips on how to make the most of the press you get as well as other ideas of how to make a name for yourself.