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Paralegal Practice Virtual Conference 2020

  • June 24, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Live Webcast, www.mcle.org


Paralegal Practice

Advanced issues and latest developments—stay ahead of the curve

Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 9:00 am–4:00 pm

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MCLE is proud to present the 22nd Annual Paralegal Conference 2020. 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 includes sessions on block chain and cryptocurrency, contracts, discrimination, information technology, social media from inside and outside the workplace, and much more.

The Conference ends with featured speaker Maura Doyle, Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court. She understands the role of the paralegal within our legal system, having begun her career in a position much like many paralegals. Clerk Doyle’s responsibilities at the SJC are extensive; she not only controls the docket for our highest state court, but also administers the oath and guards the records of all lawyers admitted to practice in Massachusetts. She is serious when discussing the responsibilities of those in the legal profession, but also has a contagious sense of humor. She is a dynamic, engaging speaker and we are excited to have her as our featured speaker!

In addition to the plenary sessions, the Conference features four workshop topics—watch two now and two later.

As a virtual event, you can catch up on the latest issues and developments affecting paralegal practice—all from the convenience of your home or office!

Faculty & Agenda

9:00 am–9:10 am
Welcome and Introduction
Faculty image Carmelina M. Commito,
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard,
Faculty image Jacqueline A. Waters Adams,
Lieberman Law Office, PC,
Title Department, Newton

9:10 am–10:10 am
Social Media Inside and Outside the Workplace; Social Media in Hiring
Faculty image Joseph M. Cacace, Esq.,
Todd & Weld LLP, Boston

10:10 am–10:25 am
Morning Break

10:25 am–11:25 am
Breakout Session 1
1. Cryptocurrency: What You Need to Know (Watch Live)
Faculty image Carrie B. Rainen, Esq.,
Rainen Law Office, PC, North Andover
2. Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Contracts—Understanding Key Components (Watch Later)
Faculty image Elizabeth E. Monnin-Browder, Esq.,
Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP, Boston

11:25 am–12:30 pm
Breakout Session 2
1. Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination—The Many Faces of Discrimination and Current Trends (Watch Live)
Faculty image Constance M. McGrane, Esq.,
General Counsel,
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination,
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
2. Intellectual Property: Maintaining a Strong Patent Portfolio—Creating a Sound Roadmap (Watch Later)
Faculty image Christopher R. Cowles, Esq.,
Burns & Levinson LLP, Boston

12:30 pm–1:30 pm

1:30 pm–2:30 pm
Ethics: Billing, UPL, Personal Lives Appearing in the Office
Faculty image Joseph S. Berman, Esq.,
General Counsel, Office of General Counsel,
Board of Bar Overseers,
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston

2:30 pm–2:45 pm
Afternoon Break

2:45 pm–3:45 pm
Featured Address
Faculty image Maura S. Doyle, Esq.,
Clerk, Supreme Judicial Court,
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston

3:45 pm–4:00 pm
“Ask the Experts” Q&A Session and Key Takeaways

Exceptional written materials: A resource to rely on
The materials for this program include MCLE’s eBook A Practical Guide to Ethics for Paralegals and Legal Assistants, which can be downloaded via the link emailed to you upon registration. Also, there is no need to take extensive notes. Two weeks after the live seminar, all registrants receive a link to the a verbatim transcript of this program.
Dates Earn up to 6 CLE credits.

Live WebcastLIVE WEBCAST »
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
9:00 am–4:00 pm

Recorded WebcastRECORDED WEBCAST »
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
9:00 am–4:00 pm
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Tuition (includes written materials)
$175.50 MCLE Sponsor Members

Can’t Attend?
Purchase the audio CD or mp3, or on demand webcast, available after Wednesday, July 8 at www.mcle.org.
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