NEWS & UPCOMING PROGRAMS
Greater Newburyport Bar Association
“Town Hall” with Family Law Colleagues
Tuesday, June 15, 4:00-6:00, Newburyport Screening Room, 82 State Street, Newburyport
(Zoom option but no recording)
Town Hall with Family Law Colleagues is a unique format that invites you to ask the panel questions and discuss possible solutions as a group on challenging issues re: Valuation; Support; Litigation/ADR
Potential Discussion Topics:
The Intersection of Alimony and Child Support
How Does Imputed Normalized Compensation Impact Support
What Is the Impact of Valuation Date—What Are the Circumstances That Justify Revising Valuation Date
How to Decide When to Do a Business Valuation
How to Decide What Type of ADR to Choose
What Is the Extent & Limits of Authority for Parenting Coordinators
Come with your questions and join the conversation as we talk about practice issues, substantive legal points, and what is going on in the Family Law Bar; for all in attendance to discuss. This interactive approach will allow you to not only get answers to your questions, but also contribute to the answers for others. Please send your questions in advance to Donald Pitman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Pitman, Moderator, The Pitman Law Offices
Marc Bello, CPA/ABV, CVA, MAFF, MST, Edelstein CPA
Judith Cowan, Natola Associates
Gary Todd, Todd & Weld
To register: https://gnba.ticketbud.com/town-hall-with-experts
Note: Opinions are expressed for educational purposes only
Social Media Evidence: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Thursday, July 15, 4-6:00 p.m. , The Screening Room, 82 State Street, Newburyport
Social media plays a key role in many family law, civil and criminal cases. Although social media is now ubiquitous in society and the law, the evolving nature of operating systems and apps creates challenges for your clients and cases. And the ugly? The potential criminal consequences.
It is critical for all lawyers to know:
How to find social media platforms
How to conduct discovery to find social media evidence
How to establish a chain of custody
What evidence is admissible and what is exclusionary and how to properly authenticate evidence in court
What are the potential civil and criminal consequences of using social media evidence
What should you do if your client has unlawfully recorded a conversation
How do you avoid ethical traps
This program brings together litigation experts to discuss the ways these discovery issues play out in different courts and different states. Attend and learn about the latest developments and decisions.
Gary Todd, Todd & Weld, Boston, Moderator
Daniel K. Gelb, Gelb & Gelb, Beverly
Richard Novitch, Todd & Weld, Boston
Nicole Reilly, Reilly & Rosnov, Danvers
4th Annual CLE by the Sea: NE Solo and Small Law Firm Conference, Blue Ocean Event Center, Salisbury
Thursday, August 12
Greater Newburyport Bar Association with
The Maine State Bar Association; New Hampshire Bar Association; Massachusetts Bar Association; Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys; MA Woman’s Bar Association; Starting Out Solo; LOMAP-MA
Maine CLE Credits: 7.0 with potential to earn 2.5 Ethics Credits and 1.0 H&D Credit.
New Hampshire credits indicated on agenda
7:30-8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30 How Cybersecurity Can Impact Your Business
(1 Maine ethics credit, NH 60 minutes general)
Corey Tapper, President, Techevolution Sponsored by Techevolution
Types of Cybersecurity (Cloud Security, Network Security and Application Security)
The Rise of Cyber Crime
Targeted Cyber Attacks
Identity Theft, Hacking and Other Cybersecurity Attacks
How to Avoid a Security Breach at your Company
The Biggest Risk to a Business
Processes the Best Practices
How to protect your network devices and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access
9:30-10:30 A. Practicing Family Law on the Borders (NH 60 minutes general)
Demetra Pontsiakos, MA, Catherine Shanelaris, NH & Dana Prescott, ME
Substantive differences in child support/parenting/alimony
Enforcement and modification standards in three states.
• UCCJEA basics vs. UCCJA basics (MA only).
How to record a foreign judgment and what does it mean?
9:30-10:30 B. Marketing with Limited Resources
Susan Letterman White, Letterman White Consulting LLC
What does the most recent research data say about how prospective clients choose lawyers today
What should you do to get noticed with limited resources?
What can you do to improve your chances of being selected?
10:30-10:50 Networking Break
10:50-11:50 C. COVID and Employer Liability Claims (NH 60 minutes general)
Maureen Pomeroy, MA, Debra Dyleski-Najjar NH & Laura H. White, ME, Don Pitman, Moderator
COVID Vaccinations and Accommodations
Leaves of Absence/ADA Rules
Working from Home Now and in Future
10:50-11:50 D. State of the Legal Market and Profession (NH 60 minutes general)
Damian Turco, TurcoLegal
Case and attorney trends through COVID pandemic;
Closer look at Eviction, Debt Collection, and Family Law Cases;
The Justice Gap and how the industry has addressed it;
Established and emerging legal tech and what lawyers will need to do to remain competitive.
Marc Moccia, Kazarosian Law
11:50-1:00 Lunch (included)
1:00-2:00 How to Build a Virtual Law Practice (NH 60 minutes general)
Rio Peterson, CLIO Sponsored by CLIO
What a virtual law firm is, and how it works
Why you should consider starting a virtual practice
How to get started on your firm’s virtual path
2:00-3:00 E. Practicing Elder Law on the Borders: Different Approaches and Current Topics (NH 60 minutes general)
Margot Birke, MA, Jennifer Frank, ME and Joy Riddell, NH Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts; Annuities/Name on Check; Pooled Trusts; Elective Share; Testamentary Trusts; Transfer on Death Deeds
2:00-3:00 F. Encryption (1 Maine ethics credit, NH 60 minutes general)
Laura Keeler, LOMAP
Gain a basic understanding of encrypted communications
Learn how to protect confidential client information.
Learn about some best practices and examples of encryption tools that are applicable for use in a small law office.
3:00-3:15 Networking Break
3:15-4:15 G. Inside Out: How to Manage Lead and Client Communications in a Brave New World (.5 Maine ethics credit, NH 60 minutes general)
Jared D. Correia, Red Cave Consulting Co.
What are the technology applications that can assist client communications
How to modernize your lead management and client communications to convert more clients
How to improve your relationships with the clients you already have
• What are the practical applications and ethical considerations that enable you to stay on top of, and paper, every transaction across the client lifecycle
3:15-4:15 H. Business Ownership: Is It an Asset or Is It a Job?
(NH 60 minutes general)
Marc Bello, Edelstein & Co. and Don Pitman, Pitman Law Office Sponsored by Edelstein & Co.
Identify attributes which create value to a business
Identify attributes correlated to a business owners efforts
How to distinguish when a business goes from a job to an asset
Why does it matter for valuation purposes
If you can’t sell it, can it still be an asset?
4:15-5:15 Unconscious Bias (1 Maine H & D credit, NH 60 minutes general)
Susan Letterman White, Letterman White Consulting
How do systemic “isms” lead to inadvertent harassment and discriminatory communication and conduct in the practice of law?
What’s the role of feelings in all of this?
What can we do to recognize and repair the problem?
Reception All Invited—Sponsored by the GNBA
Tuition: $175.00 | After July 12, $200.00
Tuition includes, continental breakfast, lunch, and reception. Also included are course materials. Parking is free in Blue Ocean lot.
To Register: firm-conference
For More Information on Blue Ocean visit www.BlueOceanEventCenter.com
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Questions? Contact cwagan@greaternewburyportbar association.org
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The Annual John C. Stevens Symposium on Family Law: Benched II
Rescheduled, Thursday, September 9, 2021, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square, Newburyport
Back by popular demand is “Benched”. This year’s symposium features the following, all of whom will share their thoughts and tips for more eﬀective advocacy.
Honorable Theresa Bisenius
Honorable Jennifer Rivera Ulwick
Attorneys Judith Cowan & Donald Pitman, Moderators
Motion Practice—Emergencies; Contempt; DCF Cases
Pretrials—Preparation; Pro Se; Exhibit Books
Discovery—GAL Reports; DCF Records, Executive Compensation
Trials—Evidentiary Mistakes, Preserving Objections
Appeals—Interlocutory; Credibility; Exhibits
Tuition: $70 for GNBA Members/$120 for Nonmembers
This is a great place to tell your story and give people more insight into who you are, what you do, and why it’s all about you.