Inner Workings of the MCAD
Hear directly from MCAD personnel and private practitioners
- Product Number: 2190137P01
CLE Credits, earn up to:
3 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits CLE Credit Note
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First established in 1946 as the Fair Employment Practices Commission with a staff of two and three volunteer commissioners, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) now occupies a central role in investigating and prosecuting claims of employment discrimination involving Massachusetts employees and employers. All claimants wishing to vindicate their rights under Massachusetts anti-employment-discrimination statutes must first file their cases with the MCAD.
Attend this new program for a unique opportunity to meet and hear from a current MCAD Hearing Officer, an MCAD Investigator, and an MCAD Enforcement Advisor as well as experienced practitioners who regularly handle cases before the Commission. Hear them explain the intake and investigation process—including position statements and rebuttals, opportunities for alternative dispute resolution, and the discovery and public hearing process. For practitioners new to the MCAD, this program provides a valuable explanation of the inner workings of the Commission at every stage of its investigation and enforcement process. For experienced practitioners, the program offers an opportunity to hear directly from key Commission officials and improve your efficacy in advocating for your clients, whether employees or employers. Bring your questions!
Agenda & Materials
Intake and Investigation ProcessFiling claims at the MCAD; Effective position statements and rebuttals; Investigative Conference; Pre-determination discovery; Causal determinations
Alternative Dispute ResolutionOpportunities for early mediation; Pre-Cause mediation; Conciliation process
Post-Cause ProceedingsPost-certification discovery; Discovery disputes
Public Hearing ProcessCertification and pre-hearing conferences; Conduct of the public hearing; Remedies; Proposed findings; Full Commission review
"Ask the Experts" Q&A Session
Special Program Materials:
MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electronically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.
- $220.50 - MCLE Sponsor Member
- $183.75 - New Lawyer
- $183.75 - Pending Admittee
- $183.75 - Law Student
- $183.75 - Paralegal
- $245.00 - All Others