Thursday, June 15, The Interplay of Family and Criminal Law: featuring Justice Serge Georges
Thursday, July 20, Sixth Annual CLE by the Sea: NE Conference for Solos and Small Law Firms
The Interplay of Family and Criminal Law
Thursday, June 15, 2023, 4:30-6:30
The Newburyport District Court, 188 State Street, Newburyport
Many lawyers either practice family law or criminal law. However, all practitioners need to know how the law and protective remedies can overlap. Motions for 209As; 258Es and 208, sec. 34Bs can be brought in either probate or district court. How do you decide which court to file in? What are the potential strategic and practical considerations? How to best protect your client? This program features expert judges, teachers and practitioners who will share their knowledge and experience to help you protect your clients.
Attend and Learn
What is required to obtain a 209A?
What is the difference between a 209A and a 258E?
How to decide between filing in probate or criminal court?
What are the differences between civil and criminal remedies?
Judges’ perspectives on what you should and shouldn’t do in hearings
Honorable Serge Georges, Jr., Supreme Judicial Court and Adjunct Faculty, Suffolk University Law School
Honorable Mary F. McCabe, District Court
Nicole Reilly, Law Offices of Nicole Reilly, Amesbury, MA & Portsmouth,NH
Gary Todd, Todd & Weld and Adjunct Faculty, New England Law
Sixth Annual CLE by the Sea: NE Solo and Small Firm Conference
Thursday, July 20, 2023
Blue Ocean Event Center, Salisbury Beach
Greater Newburyport Bar Association with The Maine State Bar, The New Hampshire Bar, The Massachusetts Bar Association, The Mass. Academy of Trial Attorneys, The WBA of MA, Starting Out Solo, The Essex County Bar and LCLMA
NHCLE total 375 minutes for the day or 75 minutes for each session that is completed.
ME CLE credits are pending
8:00-9:00 Continental Breakfast & Registration
9:00-9:15 Welcome & Introductions
9:15-10:30 Concurrent Workshops
A. Teens in the Digital World – What You Need to Know…
Steven Bradley, Our Family Wizard, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Identify common ways teens are harassed via smart phone technology;
List at least 3 applications used to share and/or monitor location;
List three ways social networking can be used to harass, threaten, and monitor;
Explore evidence preservation strategies as they to phone technology and social networking; and
Discuss essential social networking privacy settings.
B. Are You Marketing to The Hispanic Client? If Not, You Should Be.
Leonard Spada, Spada Law Group, MA
The nuances involved in marketing to a diverse and loyal group of Spanish speaking residents
Lessons learned in growing your personal injury practice by tailoring marketing to this community and their unique needs and cultures.
Strategies ranging from TV, radio, Google Ads, SEO, firm management and hiring and community outreach.
C. Wire Fraud Prevention Tactics for Your Office
Speaker from First American
Having a wire procedure in your office for outgoing wire
Having an emergency response plan should your office fall victim to wire fraud
What steps you should take to confirm validity of wiring instructions
Give samples of situations where attorneys have fallen victim to wire fraud
10:30-10:50 Networking Break
10:50-12:05 Concurrent Workshops
D. Alcohol Use Disorder in Family Law Cases
Attorneys Maureen Booth and Donald Pitman, MA and Mike Fonseca, Soberlink, CA
How to advocate for the client with AUD
How to advocate for the co-parent of a person with AUD
How using a tool like Soberlink supports continuity in parenting time
Practical aspects when dealing with an order to use Soberlink; remain sober; and/or attend a 12-step program
E . Evolving Judicial Attitudes Toward Racial Stereotypes
Stuart Hurowitz, MA, Theodore Lothstein, NH, John Webb, ME
Racial Pretext in Search & Seizure
Addressing Implicit Bias of Jurors
Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
Challenging Prosecutorial Stereotypes
F. How to Run Your Practice
Attorneys Martha Bagley, Solen Morairty & Thomas Taranto, MA
How to calculate the cost of obtaining a client
How to find reliable sources of income
How to create a budget for your practice
How to generate business for free
What habits could be adding to your anxiety and tips to avoid
How to avoid accepting clients who will add stress
What level of revenue do you need before you hire
Setting realistic expectations
12:05-1:00 Luncheon (Included)
1:00-2:15 Concurrent Workshops
G. A Deeper Dive into the Income and Market Approach, What Attorneys Need to Know
Marc Bello, Edelstein & Company. LLP., MA & Attorney Judith Cowan, MA
Overview of the Income Approach
Understanding capitalization of income and discount cash flow methods
Where do business appraisers get there data to support discount rates
Overview of a Market Approach
What is a complete transaction method
What is a publicly traded guideline method
H. Pitfalls in Real Estate Title Practic
Attorney Lauren Weeks, Seaside Legal Solutions, MA & NH
Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire Title Insurance Issues
I. Modern Lead Generation: Legal Marketing in 2023 (no NH credits)
Nick Paul, NIFTY, Idaho
2:15-2:30 Networking Break
2:30–3:45 Concurrent Workshops
J. Ethical Issues Arising from Lawyers and the Internet: Marketing or Mistake?
Attorney Edward Cheng, Sherin & Lodgen, MA & Attorney Donald Pitman, Pitman Law Office, MA
Solicitation and marketing
K. Key Insights from the Clio Legal Trends Report
Presenter from Clio TBD
Being client-centered requires focusing on more than just your clients. Join this 1-hour deep-dive into the 2022 Legal Trends Report to discuss what the data means and how to use it to set your law firm and employees up for success. Learn the biggest takeaways from Clio’s research, including:
How lawyers are navigating the competitive landscape of legal services
Employment trends and what today’s legal professionals have to say about their workplace
What clients look for when hiring a lawyerCLIO—Practice Issues
L. Trauma Informed Lawyering
Attorney Judith Cowan, MA; Kimberly Hutchins, LMHC, MA; Attorney Dana Prescott, ME & Diane Tennies, PhD, LADC, ME
Define what it means to act in a trauma-informed manner.
Strategies to assist clients in managing their trauma responses to improve the attorney-client relationship.
Recognizing the impacts of vicarious trauma and strategies to manage.
3:45-5:00 Concurrent Workshops
M. Unconscious Bias & The Importance of Diversity & Inclusion
Attorneys Ingrid Schroffner, MA & Sarah O’Leary, MA
How language can create in and out groups
Exploring bias & its impact
How unconscious bias in particular impacts our relationships, decision-making, and experiences within everyday life.
Identifying strategies to mitigate biases in our interactions and ways to foster inclusive practices, including inclusive language.
N. Productive Outs: Microsoft 365 Tips & Tricks
Attorney Jared Correia, Red Cave Law Firm Consulting, MA
Microsoft 365 tips, tricks and hacks,
How you can get more out of this essential business software.
O. Navigating the Intersection of Family & Immigration Law
Attorneys Emily Amara Gordon, Ogor Okoye, and Gary Todd, MA
When do I need to call an immigration lawyer
How does the status of the parties affect the available relief?
When does a party qualify for a Green Card and what is the impact of a divorce
How should I handle an adoption when the child is not a US Citizen?
What is Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)?
5:00 Reception for all at SurfSide, sponsored by the GNBA
Tuition: $199.00 | After June 12, $249.00
Tuition includes, continental breakfast, lunch, and reception and materials.
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