In a recent letter to the Boston Globe, CAFL’s Deputy Chief Counsel, Michael Dsida, emphasized the importance of frequent parent-child visits for children in foster care. Read Letter
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
The program will be held in-person in Boston at MCLE. Participants also have the option of attending the program via a simulcast in Worcester at UMass Medical School. Continue reading
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.
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
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
Upcoming CLE Opportunity: January 26-MCLE (Boston, 3 CLE) Trying Your “1st” (or Next) Civil Case in the Superior Court
When a civil trial in Superior Court looms on your horizon, you need to be prepared. This program provides you with a comprehensive overview of both non-jury and jury civil trials in the Superior Court and explains the paperwork and preparation required for you to feel confident—and be successful.
Whether you’re an appellate practitioner—focusing on criminal or civil appeals—or have argued only a few appellate cases, this program provides valuable insight into appellate practice. Success on appeal depends on more than the attorney’s knowledge of the law, the rules of appellate procedure, and the techniques of brief writing and oral argument. Continue reading
An independent monitoring group will open an office inside troubled Bridgewater State Hospital for the next two years to make sure that prison guards and clinicians continue reducing their use of isolation and physical restraints on mentally ill patients, under a deal with the state that averts a lawsuit.
Read entire Globe Article which includes a link to the agreement.
Whether you are a new or experienced attorney, this program gives you the essential tools to run a professional practice. A panel of practitioners and counsel from the Office of Bar Counsel highlight the values and standards that represent the best traditions and highest aspirations of the legal profession. Continue reading