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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. AALAM reserves editorial control. Postings may be removed after 30 days unless additional time is requested.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Announces 2014 Pro Bono Recognition Program
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts is pleased to call for nominations for its second annual Pro Bono Recognition Awards. These awards recognize the pro bono contributions by individual lawyers, law firms, government attorneys, corporate law departments, law students, law schools, legal service agencies and other institutions in the legal profession that have improved the availability of or have delivered volunteer legal services in the District of Massachusetts. For more information, including nomination instructions, see the Court Press Release. The deadline to submit nominations is September 12, 2014.
Trial Court Opens Court Service Centers, Offers Small Claims Videos Online in Eight Languages
The Trial Court continues to expand the services it offers to people with and without legal representation by opening the state's first Court Service Centers at the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in Boston and the Franklin County Courthouse in Greenfield. Also, as part of the effort to assist people coming to court without a lawyer, the Trial Court is also offering multilingual resources online, including a series of new self-help videos on how to prepare for Small Claims court. For more information on both initiatives, see the Trial Court Press Release.
Introduction to Collaborative Law Practice 2014: An Interdisciplinary, Interactive, Step-by-Step Training to Offer a Better Approach to Conflict Resolution
The Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council (MCLC) invites registration to its Introductory Collaborative Practice Training. In this practical and interactive three-day training, attendees will travel step-by-step through the Collaborative Law process. This program teaches Collaborative Law using the family law model but is valuable to all professionals interested in Collaborative Law dispute resolution practice, including financial specialists, lawyers, civil practitioners and mental health professionals. For more information, see the Event Posting.
Crisis of Counsel: Redoubling Efforts to Address Representation Gaps Facing Immigrant Children and Adults
There is a crisis of counsel in California. The state has the largest immigrant population in the country—and the greatest need for more pro bono immigration representation. The problem is getting worse as many of the unaccompanied children crossing the border have come to Southern California. Loyola Law School Los Angeles, UCLA School of Law, UC Irvine School of Law and Human Rights First, invite you to attend this program, which will bring together key local, state, and national stakeholders to discuss this problem and brainstorm solutions. For more information, see the Event Posting.
ASPIRE Speakers Series: Asian American Women in Journalism
2014 CRS Annual Symposium: 'Whiteness as Property': A Twenty-Year Appraisal
In 1993, the Harvard Law Review published Cheryl Harris's now seminal article, "Whiteness as Property." Over the past two decades, the article has had tremendous impact inside and outside legal academia, as well as within and beyond the borders of the United States. The purpose of this conference is to map and criticall examine this impact. For more information, see the Event Posting.
The Boston Lawyers Group 2014 Annual Meeting
Save the Date! Featuring Judge Denise Casper. See the Event Invitation for more information.
Save the Date: ASPIRE's 10th Annual Asian American Women in Leadership Conference
Save the Date for the 10th Annual Asian American Women in Leadership (AAWIL) Conference! Hosted by Asian Sisters Participating in Reaching Excellence (ASPIRE) and Simmons Institute for Leadership & Change. Visit the ASPIRE website to learn more about ASPIRE or check out last year's AAWIL Conference.
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