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Members Get Discounted Rate to The American Law Institute CLE Programs
Membership in the Social Law Library now provides you with discounted (15% off) access to live webcasts and telephone seminars from ALI CLE, the American Law Institute's continuing legal education group.
The American Law Institute (ALI), founded in 1923, is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. ALI CLE (formerly ALI-ABA) produces hundreds of programs of the highest caliber, in numerous areas of practice, each year. Practical and sophisticated, taught by prominent lawyers, judges, and legal academics in the U.S. and abroad, ALI CLE programs are consistently ranked by lawyers among the very best available. Login to See Calendar of Upcoming Programs.
Press Release: SJC Appoints Honorable Paula M. Carey as New Chief Justice of the Trial Court
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2013-The Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court today announced the appointment of the Honorable Paula M. Carey as the new Chief Justice of the Trial Court, pursuant to G.L. 211B, § 6.
"The Justices are very pleased that Chief Justice Paula Carey, a proven leader respected by all, will serve as Chief Justice of the Trial Court in these challenging times. We are confident that her energy, skills and passion for excellence in the courts are an outstanding match for this important leadership position," said Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland . . .
New Arrival: 132 AmJur POF 3d
The latest volume of American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts 3d KF 8933 .A42 1988 include advice on obtaining evidence through freedom of information requests and conducting diet drug litigation.
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Massachusetts Legislative History with SJC Justice Margot Botsford and Senior Reference Librarian Brian Harkins on 6/10
CPCS approved for 2 CLE hours for the Youth Advocacy Division (YAD), the Post-Conviction, and the Adult Criminal Trial panels.
Determining legislative intent is a critical component whenever interpreting Massachusetts statutory law, especially when a statute is ambiguous and susceptible to various interpretations, does not adequately address a particular issue, or when there appear to be drafting errors.
In these and other instances, the legislature’s intent must be inferred from the statute’s legislative history, which successful advocates must stitch together from a variety of sources including, but not limited to:
• The text of the bill and proposed amendments that were accepted or rejected
• Reports of Legislative Committees and other House and Senate documents, as well as speeches or floor debates prior to the bill’s passage
• Executive Branch messages and related statements that might shed light on the legislative intent
SJC Justice Margot Botsford and the Social Law Library’s Senior Reference Librarian, Brian Harkins, will show “how” and “where” to find and interpret these and other sources from which legislative intent can be deduced.
Cost: $20 SLL members, CPCS staff, bar advocates and prosecutors; $40 all others.
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New SLL Member Advantage - BEAUPIX Professional Photography
BEAUPIX has teamed with the Social Law Library to provide professional photography service for your website and other marketing collateral. The best option is to have a professional headshot and other marketing photos taken by a professional photographer. With a headshot by BEAUPIX, you can convey the intangible qualities of your professional persona which make you stand from the crowd.
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Social Media for the Novice - A Must See Program on 5/30
Everybody seems to be doing it. You hear the lingo floating around. You think you may want to give “tweeting” a try . . . but where do you begin with something that everyone seems already so advanced in? Do you feel lost in this world of Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook that others already seem to be using to advance and market their business? Don’t know where to start? Then this Introduction to Social Media presented by Social Law is for you!
• Heidi S. Alexander, Esq., Attorney and Law Practice Management Advisor at LOMAP.
• Gerrit Betz, Attorney with Exemplar Companies Inc.
• Robert J. Ambrogi, Ambrogi Strategic Media, Lawyer, media and technology professional
Cost: $15 SLL members, CPCS staff, bar advocates and prosecutors; $30 all others.
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The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back from Liberals
The Social Law Author Series presents this program on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 with authors Prof. Michael Avery, Suffolk University Law School and Danielle McLaughlin, Esq., Nixon Peabody LLP.
Author Series Programs are free of charge and made possible through the generosity of the William M. Wood Foundation, Bank of America, Trustee.
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“Could listen to and learn from Attorney Jones all day” - Rave Reviews for Sold Out Program on Field Sobriety & Breathalyzer Tests
On Wednesday, May 1, 2013 the Social Law Library hosted a sold-out CLE program presented by Stephen L. Jones, Author of Drunk Driving Defense, Massachusetts Practice Series (Vol. 50)
This practical courtroom-skills program provided a step-by-step tutorial on the proven defense strategies and tactics necessary to successfully contest Field Sobriety Tests and Breathalyzer Tests.
The packed program received rave reviews from attendees. Not only were 97% of those that attended the program satisfied with the presentation, a remarkable 80% reported that they were EXTREMELY SATISFIED!
“Highly enjoyable, very informative. Best CLE I’ve been to.” “Very good program, great speaker.” “Great topic & speaker.” “Thank you for taking the time to educate us, inspire us, and keep us working hard for our clients.” “Well balanced among law, science, factual matters.”
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Evidence for Family Law Lawyers - Upcoming CLE on 6/13
Learn what the Judges Learn!
CPCS approved 1 CLE hour to the Criminal Trial Level Panel and the Post-Conviction Panel and 1.5 hours for the Children and Family Law Program (CALF)
This lecture is a synthesis of presentations that Judge Kopelman recently gave to judges at the Spring 2013 administrative meeting of the Probate and Family Court and an earlier educational program for newly-appointed judges of that Court.
Judge Kopelman will survey a wide variety of general evidentiary subjects with specific commentary on their applicability in the Probate and Family Court—totem pole hearsay, demonstrative evidence, business records, husband-and-wife conversations, husband-and-wife emails, excited utterances, admissions of a party, dying declarations, attorney-client privileges, competency to testify, cross examination of GALs and probation officers, prior reported testimony, and statements of a decedent, among others.
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New Arrival at Social Law: ALR 6th Volume 82
The latest volume of American Law Reports 6th (KF 132 .A43) features annotations on topics including wrongful foreclosure actions, expert witnesses in legal malpractice cases and liability of baseball teams for injuries from balls that injure spectators.
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