This looks like a pretty big deal to me: The MBA’s Centennial Conference. It can only happen once every century; the name says so. So, clear your calendar, as best you can, for Wednesday, May 18th and Thursday, May 19th, on which dates you will want to get in on the action that decades and decades of serving the public, the profession, and the rule of law has led up to, and that will go down at the Boston Sheraton Hotel.
As you may have predicted, the conference will feature CLE tracks, three in number, from which to choose: Litigation, Substantive Law, and Young Lawyers.
The Litigation track will focus on the following topics:
- Hot Issues in Discovery;
- Crafting a Winning Theme — From Soup to Nuts;
- Effective Use of Evidence During Your Case;
- Direct-and Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses;
- Convincing the Judges: Practical Advice for Litigators; and
- Voir Dire.
The Substantive Law track will offer:
- Family Law Update;
- Trends in Employment Law;
- Uniform Probate Code Update;
- Criminal Law — A View from the Courts;
- Secret Weapons for the Personal Injury Attorney; and
- Tax Implications in Real Estate Transactions.
And, finally, the Young Lawyers track will cover the following areas:
- Running Your Law Practice on a Shoestring Budget;
- Limited Assistance Representation Open Forum;
- Social Media for Lawyers;
- Technology From Your Office to the Courtroom;
- Networking Strategies for the Successful Attorney; and
- 60 Sites to Bring Your Firm Into the Future.
For more specific detail, look over the full conference schedule.
As you can see on the schedule, CLE isn’t all that this conference offers.
The annual Access to Justice Awards Luncheon will happen on May 18th, from 12:30pm to 2:00pm. Five attorneys and one law firm will be honored, and Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray, the keynote speaker, will also be honored.
The “Hail to the Chiefs” Bench-Bar Panel will also take place on May 18th, from 4:30pm to 6:00pm, with a reception to follow. This informal panel, moderated by Associate Justice Ralph D. Gants of the Supreme Judicial Court, will afford attendees the opportunity to interact with many of the state’s top judges.
What more could you ask for? … A ball? Well they have that, too. Yes; on May 19th, the MBA’s Centennial Ball will begin at 5:30pm. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer will deliver the keynote address.