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Sophisticated Practice Concerns in Fiduciary Litigation Tuesday, March 10, 2-5:30, The Screening Roo: What We Do

Calendar 2024



 2024 Schedule​​​​​​

Separation Agreement Pitfalls: Language & Punctuation

Thursday, February 29, 2024, 4:30-6:30, The Senior Center, Newburyport, High Street


This interactive program provides an in-depth look into Separation Agreements from the perspectives of two expert litigators and the Honorable Melanie J. Gargas. Attorney Martha R. Bagley will moderate the discussion.


Attend & Learn:

  • What are the critical elements of an agreement

  • What do you look for as opposing counsel

  • What are some of the wording/punctuation pitfalls you should watch for

  • When does a dispute over language call for an expert

  • When will a judge allow an expert

  • What is a judge looking for when reviewing an agreement


Expert Faculty

Attorney Martha R. Bagley, Brigantine, Topsfield

Honorable Melanie J. Gargas, Probate & Family Court

Attorney David H. Lee, Lee and Rivers, Boston

Attorney Gary O. Todd, Todd & Weld, Boston

To Register:

The Art and Science of Negotiation

Thursday, March 7, 2024, 4:00-7:00, The Senior Center, Newburyport, High Street

Negotiation is a skill but can also be an art. No matter how experienced you are, there is always more to learn about how to improve your negotiation skills. Our experts dive into the substance and also provide commentary on role plays which provide you with an opportunity for feedback. This program will have limited enrollment to allow for interaction and skill building.


Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the elements and components of negotiation

  • What are the do's and don's of negotiation

  • How to promote negotiation success

  • What are the ethical considerations

  • How to address bias

  • How to resolve an impasse


Expert Faculty

Eugene Nigro, Nigro Pettipit & Lucas, P.C., Wakefield, Chair

Martha R. Bagley, Brigantine P.C., Salem

Patricia M. Davis, Davis & Davis, P.C., N. Reading

Alfred P. Farese III, Law Offices of Alfred P. Farese, Jr., Middleton

Gary O. Todd, Todd & Weld, Boston

To Register:



The View from the Superior Court Bench

The Annual John C. Stevens Family Law Symposium: Benched, May 23

7th Annual CLE by the Sea: NE Conference for Solos & Small Law Firms, July 18


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