In May, the Massachusetts Bar Association hosted its 37th Annual
Labor & Employment Law Spring Conference at Suffolk University
Law School. Presented by the MBA's Labor & Employment Law
Section, the conference featured a keynote address from U.S.
District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris. The conference also
offered a mediation panel discussion and presentations on "Lessons
for the Bar from Uber Litigation and other Class and Collective
Actions" and "Critical Labor and Employment Law Developments."
In addition, the MBA's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
hosted a best practices event in Boston. Skilled and experienced
experts discussed collaborative law, case evaluation and early
mediation. These processes and others are part of a growing dispute
resolution trend, referred to as Planned Early Negotiation (PEN).
Attendees also gained invaluable practice tips and learned about
expanding options for resolution.