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AALAM is pleased to publicize events and announcements from professional and affinity bar associations and other community groups, within and outside of Massachusetts, in which AALAM members may be interested. To post an item, please e-mail a link, PDF, or Word document containing the relevant information to Romeo Camba at email@example.com. AALAM reserves editorial control. Postings may be removed after 30 days unless additional time is requested.
Request for Workshop Proposals
The Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC) is very excited to announce its 2015 Advanced Collaborative Practice Networking and Educational Forum: "Money Talks: What Does It Say and What Does It Really Mean?, on May 1, 2015 at the Clark University Southborough Campus. MCLC is presently seeking 90-minute interdisciplinary and disciplinary-specific workshop proposals from both civil practice and family law collaborative practitioners that address or explore this concept of "money," and how the currency of money impacts the psychological, legal and intangible aspects of money in the collaborative process. Visit the MCLC website for more information and for the Workshop Proposal Form.
Consortium for Advancing Women Lawyers Urges Greater Diversity in Court Appointments
Members of the Consortium for Advancing Women Lawyers have expressed concern over the "MDL Standards and Best Practices" proposed by the Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Bar. The Consortium urges the proposed MDL standards include more specific guidance regarding the manner in which court appointments may be made to promote gender, race, and ethnic diversity, in light of findings that "women and minorities were significantly underrepresented on court appointment lists" and court appointments "improve[ ] prestige, compensation, and opportunities for future appointments." For more information, see the Consortium Letter to Professor Jaime L. Dodge, Editor-in-Chief of the proposed MDL Standards.
SABA GB 10th Annual Gala & Awards Dinner
The South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston (SABA GB) invites you to its 10th Annual Gala & Awards Dinner. Keynote Address will feature Thiruvendran Vignarajah, Division Chief, Major Investigations Unit, Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City. For more information, including RSVP and ticket information, see the Event Invitation.
MCLC Resolving Business Disputes Collaboratively
Presented by the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC). If you are interested in advancing your Collaborative Law training as it applies to business law - as a lawyer, a coach/facilitator or neutral expert; or if you are a CPA, financial professional or other trusted advisor or a C-level executive that wants to learn about an efficient alternative to litigation, this training is for you. For more information, including registration instructions, see the Event Posting.
MAWL Annual Holiday ToastMonday, December 15, 2014
College Club, Commonwealth Ave., Boston
Asian Heritage Law Scholarship Now Available
Gabriel Cheong, a Boston area attorney with Infinity Law Group LLC, has announced a new scholarship for law students of Asian heritage. The $1000 scholarship will be awarded in January, 2015 and is intended to encourage more Asian Americans to consider law as a career option. The Asian Heritage Law Scholarship is open to any student who will be attending law school this spring. Candidates are asked to write a short essay describing how their background and experiences in the Asian American community influenced their choice to go to law school and how they plan to use their law degree. For more information, see the Scholarship Announcement and Infinity Law website.
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