In-Person Program

19th Annual Paralegal Conference 2017

Advanced issues and latest developments—stay ahead of the curve

2170465P01
Tuesday, 6/20/2017, 9:30 am–4:00 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
4 substantive credits, 1 ethics credits
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Product Description

Cosponsored by the Massachusetts, Central Massachusetts, and Western Massachusetts Paralegal Associations

Governor Baker proclaimed June 20, 2017 Massachusetts Paralegal Day on the occasion of MCLE’s annual Paralegal Conference to recognize the efforts of the Massachusetts, Central Massachusetts, and the Western Massachusetts Paralegal Associations to promote the growth and standards of the paralegal profession in Massachusetts.

MCLE is proud to present the 19th Annual Paralegal Conference 2017. Led by a faculty of some of the most distinguished paralegals and attorneys in Massachusetts, this Conference is your opportunity to stay on top of developments in the law that affect paralegals, while continuing to hone your skills in multiple areas of practice. This year’s Conference provides extensive pragmatic guidance to lead you in your practice, featuring a keynote presentation by Amanda M. Baer on changing methods of communication, and a group workshop on ethical dilemmas that frequently arise. In addition to the group sessions, all registrants have the opportunity to choose two out of four breakout sessions to attend. This year’s breakouts tackle updates in employment law; municipal law and public records; working with financial statements in family law cases; and appellate procedure, including a discussion of the changes in the courtroom regarding the use of court reporters.

9:30-9:40
Welcome and Introduction
Nancy A. Cominoli, RP, Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas LLP, Springfield, Co-Chair
Susan C. Dussault
9:45-10:45
Breakout Session 1 (Select One)
Working with Financial Statements in Family Law Cases
Alisa L. Hacker, Esq.
Catherine A. Thornton, Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, PC, Boston
Appellate Procedure and Updates
Julie B. Goldman, Esq., Appeals Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Paul Tuttle, Esq.
Judith B. Ercolini, Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough LLP, Boston
10:45-11:00
Networking and Refreshment Break
11:00-12:00
Breakout Session 2 (Select One)
Municipal Law and Public Records
Angela M. Puccini, Esq.
Tracey L. Michienzi, Town of Brookline, Brookline
Updates in Employment Law
Reid M. Wakefield, Esq., Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Worcester
12:00-1:00
Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:00
Ethics Workshop
Lynne-Marie Reveliotis
2:00-2:15
Networking and Refreshment Break
2:15 – 3:15
Keynote: A Changing Landscape—The Evolution of How We Communicate in a Professional Context, and the Rapid Growth of Social Media
Amanda Marie Baer, Esq., Mirick, O'Connell, DeMallie & Lougee LLP, Worcester
3:15-4:00
"Ask the Experts" Q&A Session

Table of Contents

Cochair

Susan C. Dussault, Westborough

Faculty

Meredith DeJesus Caradimos, Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP, New Bedford
Julie B. Goldman, Esq., Appeals Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
Alisa L. Hacker, Esq., Boston
Tracey L. Michienzi, Town of Brookline, Brookline
Angela M. Puccini, Esq., Boston
Catherine A. Thornton, Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, PC, Boston
Paul Tuttle, Esq., Revere
Reid M. Wakefield, Esq., Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Worcester

Speaker(s)