MBA holds inaugural Probate Law Conference

Issue January 2014

The first annual Probate Law Conference was held Friday, Nov. 15, at Lombardo's in Randolph. The one-day, inaugural conference included more than 200 attorneys, judges, CPAs and other legal professionals.

Registrants were offered the choice of four different tracks and were able to choose from four concurrent programs within those tracks. Topics ranged from basic estate planning to trust administration, ethics and the MUPC. Probate and Family Court Chief Justice Angela M. Ordoñez gave the luncheon keynote address.

Attendees credited the programs' experienced and informative speakers for making the conference a "fantastic" event, and said they appreciated the MBA's continuing role as a "legal education resource for the bar."

Conference co-chairs John G. Dugan of Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon PC, and Janice Nigro of Nigro, Pettepit & Lucas LLP said in a statement: "We were delighted that more than 200 attorneys from all across Massachusetts attended the all-day conference. This was a reflection of the high caliber of the panelists and the relevancy of the topics in our daily practices. We respect and thank all who attended, for their interest in updating their knowledge and striving for excellence in our profession. Look for an even better conference next year."