The Massachusetts Bar Association held its Second Annual Ski-LE
on Feb. 4 at Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire.
Participants enjoyed a morning CLE program, which included
concurrent tracks on depositions and negotiations/mediations,
followed by an afternoon of skiing. While the weather was
unseasonably warm across the region, having the event north of the
Massachusetts border meant the MBA skiers were treated to more
favorable snow conditions.
"The location at Mt. Sunapee worked well, and the afternoon
skiing was excellent," said Jeffrey Stern of Brookline. "The timing
of the program also worked well for my schedule. The length of the
CLE made sense and allowed for the afternoon skiing."
The Ski-LE gave new meaning to the term "MBA family," as, for
the first time, the program provided discounted lift tickets to
attendees' immediate family members and guests.
"Both my wife and I enjoyed the day very much and appreciate
your efforts and the planning by the Mass. Bar Association to make
this a successful and helpful event," said Jim McKenzie of
Medfield. "I know we enjoyed the day and look forward to next
year's event as well."
Throughout the day, the MBA group had exclusive access to the
slope-side Hearthstone Room. And many attendees convened at the end
of the day for some après-ski food and cheer at Goosefeathers Pub.
MBA skiers, like Gar Chiang of Boston, praised the event for its
unique combination of networking, education and fun.
"I haven't skied for 20 years -- thank you for getting me back
into the sport," said Chiang. "More importantly, I met members whom
I wouldn't have at other events. And I learned a lot from the
presentations in an intimate and focused setting.
"I am ready to sign up for next year," Chiang added.
The program was co-sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division and
Law Practice Management section councils. Special thanks to Ski-LE
co-chairs Scott D. Goldberg, Michael J. Leard and Meghan H. Slack,
and MBA staffers Marc D'Antonio and John Pregmon, for putting the
successful program together.