Daily Archives: December 18, 2014


Upcoming CLE Opportunity: Part One January 22, Part Two February 12- Suffolk Law (Boston, 2 & 2 credits) Trial and Appellate Advocacy Concentration: Deposition Master Classes: Advanced Deposition Practice & Strategy, January 22 & Complex Case Strategies, February 12

PART ONE: Advanced Deposition Practice and Strategy

Part One focuses on advanced deposition strategies designed to enhance the value and utility of the information obtained. This is not an intro course in “How to Take a Deposition”. This program is designed for lawyers who have taken many dispositions, but continue to experience less than optimal results. Panel members will provide specific examples of case winning depositions that were central to the outcome of the case. Continue reading


Upcoming CLE Opportunity:February 18- BBA (Boston, 2 credits) Litigation Practice & Strategy: Tips, Tricks, and Pitfalls that Every New Civil Litigator Should Know

This program will provide a unique opportunity for new litigators to learn valuable lessons in litigation practice and strategy. Our panel will address important considerations and nuances of Massachusetts Civil Superior Court practice, as well as discuss the various stages in the life cycle of a litigation matter from commencement through summary judgment and offer tips, tricks and pitfalls that every new civil litigator should know.


Upcoming CLE Opportunity: February 11-MCLE (Boston, 3 credits) Advising Elder Clients in Crisis How to handle the myriad of emergencies faced by elderly clients

It’s 5:00 on a Friday afternoon, and you’ve just received a call from—or about—your elderly client. Do you know their rights when they receive a notice that they will be discharged from their nursing home? Do you know how to obtain a review of adequacy of quality of care from a hospital? Can you handle guardianship emergencies and obtain court approval for extraordinary medical treatment? Continue reading


Upcoming CLE Opportunity: January 18-MCLE (Boston, 3 CLE) Opening Statements & Closing Arguments Guiding the jury to your verdict

At trial, the jury is effectively dropped into the depths of a jungle and told to find their way out. They are confronted with two strangers (the lawyers), each telling them to follow a different path. Ultimately, the jury must decide who they believe and which path they will travel. They will base their decision not only on the evidence but also on which lawyer they find to be the more credible guide—and that decision typically turns on what they hear first (primacy) and what they hear last (recency). Continue reading