May
4
10:30 pm22:30

Lawrence Bar Association Law Day 2017

The 14th Amendment:  Transforming American Democracy

Please join the Lawrence Bar Association for our Law Day 2017 celebration. Through its citizenship, due process, and equal protection clauses, the Fourteenth Amendment advances the rights of all Americans.  It also plays a pivotal role in extending the reach of the Bill of Rights to the states. The Fourteenth Amendment serves as the cornerstone of landmark civil rights legislation, the foundation for numerous federal court decisions protecting fundamental rights, and a source of inspiration for all those who advocate for equal justice under law. This year, we reflect upon these issues with the Law Day theme: The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy.

DATE:  Thursday, May 4, 2017

10:30 a.m.

Lawrence District Court Speech Contest with Local High School Students: Competition to be held at the Fenton Judicial Center, Courtroom 4, 3rd Floor, 2 Appleton Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts

12:30 p.m.

Buffet Lunch at Salvatore’s (Coliseum Room), 354 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts, and announcement of the Speech Contest Winner

COST:

LBA Members:  $30.00 in advance

Non-members or day of: $35.00

Government/DA’s/Public Defenders:       $25.00

Judges and Clerks:No charge

RSVP:   

By Friday, April 28, 2017

To register, please download this form or register online

Mar
23
6:00 pm18:00

Lawrence Bar Association 2017 Spring Dinner

The LBA welcomes, as our guest speaker:  Randy S. Chapman, Esq. NECN Legal Editor and Criminal Defense Attorney from Chapman & Chapman PC.  Come listen to the trials and tribulations of a practicing attorney in the limelight!  

Location:     North Andover Country Club, 500 Great Pond Road North Andover, Massachusetts  

Date:       Thursday, March 23, 2017  

Time:       6:00 p.m. – Cocktails (cash bar) 7:00 p.m. – Dinner

Click here to register. 

Join us for our Young/New Lawyers Event!
Nov
10
5:30 pm17:30

Join us for our Young/New Lawyers Event!

  • Jaime's Restaurant

Come join us on Thursday, November 10, at 5:30, for some casual networking at our Young/New Lawyers Event (though you neither have to be young nor new to attend!). The event is open to all and is a great opportunity to meet fellow LBA lawyers!

Jaime's Restaurant,
25 High Street,
North Andover
November 10, 2016
5:30 pm

Don't miss it!

Oct
26
5:00 pm17:00

The Online Jury Focus Group – an Affordable and Efficient Mock Trial Option

Join us at Salvatore’s Andover at 5 pm on Wednesday, October 26, for a special presentation by Mark Phillips, of Phillips Partners, Inc., an accomplished trial and jury consultant.  The program will showcase the new wave in mock trials:  the online mock trial/focus group, which uses slick technology to provide a highly-affordable and effective mock trial option to the small-firm or solo civil or criminal litigator.  

More information about Phillips Partners can be found here: http://www.phillipspartners.com/

Oct
20
5:30 pm17:30

LBA Fall Dinner 2016 with Keynote Speaker Attorney General Maura Healey

The LBA Fall Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016, and will feature a keynote address by Attorney General Maura Healey.  The event will also feature Liberty Bell Award Recipient Karen Kravchuk of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence and presentation of the 50-Year Member Award to  George A. Stella, Esq.


We will also present the LBA Educational Trust and Sargent Battershill Fund Scholarship Award Winners. 

Please click here for location and time information and to purchase your tickets.  

 

Aug
11
2:30 pm14:30

Register Now for the 2016 Summer Outing

The 2016 LBA Summer Outing will take place at the North Andover Country Club on August 11, 2016.   

Register online or download this form

 Details are: 

DATE:            Thursday, August 11, 2016

TIME:             2:30 p.m. Golf

                      5:30 p.m. hors d’ouevres and Cash Bar

                      6:45 p.m.  Dinner

 LOCATION:  North Andover Country Club, 500 Great Pond Road,                             North Andover, MA

DINNER:        $45 for LBA members and spouses of LBA members in advance, $50 at the door.  $50 for non-LBA members.  $35 for Government/legal services/ADAs.  Dinner is complimentary for judges and clerks.  

GOLF:            $55 PER PERSON – Nine Holes “shotgun” beginning around 3:00 p.m.  $20.00 per ride cart for two, $5.00 for pull cart.

 

MCLE Presents: Cutting Edge Issues in Criminal Law
Jun
16
9:00 am09:00

MCLE Presents: Cutting Edge Issues in Criminal Law

  • Massachusetts School of Law

This upcoming CLE on Cutting Edge Issues in Criminal Law for Northern Massachusetts Practitioners will be held at the Massachusetts School of Law, Andover, on June 16, 2016 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. 

Come and learn about the new developments in Criminal Law, including: 

  • Representing Witnesses with 5th Amendment Claims
  • Practice Tips for Attorney Conducted Voir Dire
  • The New Landscape for Trying Identification Cases
  • Important Case Law Review

Attendees will earn 6 substantive credits. Costs for the day are: 

  • $175.40 - MCLE Sponsor Member
  • $146.25 - New Lawyer
  • $146.25 - Pending Admittee
  • $146.25 - Law Student
  • $195.00 - All Others

This event is chaired and organized by your local CPCS office. For more information on this event, and to find out how to order printed materials, visit the MCLE web site.

LBA Celebrates Law Day 2016 with "Miranda: More than Words"
Apr
29
10:30 am10:30

LBA Celebrates Law Day 2016 with "Miranda: More than Words"

  • Salvatore's

The LBA invites you to a special celebration of the law in society with a speech contest and luncheon on Law Day 2016. The speech contest, which will feature high school students from local schools on the topic "Miranda: More than Words", will be followed by a luncheon at Salvatore's in Lawrence. Join for the speech contest, or the luncheon, or both!

Law Day 2016
April 29, 2016

10:30am:   Lawrence District Court Speech Contest with local high school students to be held at the Fenton Judicial Center, Courtroom 4, 3rd Floor, 2 Appleton Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts. 

12:30pm:   Buffet Lunch at Salvatore's (Coliseum Room), 354 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts. The LBA welcomes Judge Peter Agnes, Massachusetts Appeals Court, to provide remarks in addition to the announcement of the winner of the speech contest. 

Cost: 

$30.00    LBA Members (in advance)
$35.00    Non-Members and At-the-Door
$25.00    Government / DAs / Public Defenders
                Attendance for Judges and Clerks is complimentary

Please RSVP by Friday, April 22, 2016 either by registering online or by downloading the Law Day flyer and mailing your registration with a check to: Kavita Goyal, Esq., Rosen Law Office, P.C., 204 Andover Street, Suite 402, Andover, MA 01810. Telephone: (978) 474-0100.

 

Judge Manzi's Portrait Hanging in Lawrence Court
Apr
28
4:30 pm16:30

Judge Manzi's Portrait Hanging in Lawrence Court

  • Fenton Judicial Center

Retired Judge and longtime LBA member Mary McCauley Manzi's portrait, to be hung in the Lawrence Probate & Family Court, will be unveiled in a ceremony on April 28, 2016, at 4:30pm in Courtroom 10 in Lawrence. All are welcome to attend this event. 

Register now for the 2016 LBA Spring Dinner with Robert A. DeLeo
Mar
31
6:00 pm18:00

Register now for the 2016 LBA Spring Dinner with Robert A. DeLeo

  • North Andover Country Club

You are invited to attend the Lawrence Bar Association's Spring Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, March 31st, at the North Andover Country Club, 500 Great Pond Road in North Andover.

The featured speaker will be Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Robert A. DeLeo. Please join us for this informative evening!

Thursday, October 31, 2016
North Andover Country Club - 500 Great Pond Road, North Andover

6:00 pm - Hors D'Ouevres and Cash Bar
7:30 pm - Dinner

Dinner:

$55 - LBA Members (in advance)
$30 - LBA Members admitted on or after February 1, 2009
$65 - spouses and non-members
$30 - Government / legal services / ADAs
$15 - Honorary or Inactive Members
Judges & Clerks are complimentary

Registration:

To register, either print the registration form to mail to the LBA along with a check for payment, or click below to register online with a credit card. Please RSVP by Monday, March 21, 2016.

Young and New Lawyer Networking Event
Mar
24
6:00 pm18:00

Young and New Lawyer Networking Event

  • Jaime's

Please join us for the next Young and New Lawyer Networking Event on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Jaime's in North Andover. We will be at the high-top tables in the bar area for a cash bar and great opportunities to meet and network with your colleagues. The event is open to all lawyers - whether young, old, new, or experienced - so come out and enjoy networking is a causal environment.

LBA Annual Meeting Held on January 12!
Jan
12
6:00 pm18:00

LBA Annual Meeting Held on January 12!

  • Lanam Club

The Lawrence Bar Association will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, January 12, starting at 6:00pm at the Lanham Club in Andover. Agenda items will include the installation and welcoming of Matthew Ginsburg as the new President of the Association and the election of new officers and Executive Committee members. Also planned for the meeting are financial and scholarship updates, followed by a fellowship hour. See the email that was delivered to members for more information. If you are a member and did not receive an email, please contact us. 

All LBA Members are encouraged to attend. 

Probate and Family Court Bench/Bar Meeting
Dec
3
4:00 pm16:00

Probate and Family Court Bench/Bar Meeting

  • Courtroom 10, Fenton Judicial Center

The Lawrence Probate and Family Court will be holding a bench/bar meeting on Thursday, December 3 at 4:00pm in Courtroom 10 of the Fenton Judicial Center, 2 Appleton Street in Lawrence. 

The meeting will be held to discuss changes at the Probate and Family Court, including new judicial assignments, and any other issues of interest to the bench and bar. Bring your questions, comments, and concerns so that we may have a lively discussion!

LBA Open House at Lawrence Boys and Girls Club
Nov
12
8:15 am08:15

LBA Open House at Lawrence Boys and Girls Club

  • Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence

Do you want to make a difference in the community?

The Lawrence Boys and Girls Club is having an open- house tour for the members of the Lawrence Bar Association to explore the facility, meet staff members, and learn more about opportunities to volunteer our time at the Club. 

OPEN HOUSE TOUR
Date: Nov. 12, 2015
Time: 8:15 am
Location: 136 Water Street, Lawrence 

Please RSVP by October 30th via email to:

"It is in your hands to make a difference." ~Nelson Mandela

Hope to see you all there. 

After Work Brown Bag Announced: Litigation Strategies for Closely-Held Corporations
Nov
5
5:00 pm17:00

After Work Brown Bag Announced: Litigation Strategies for Closely-Held Corporations

  • Salvatore's of Andover

Join the Lawrence Bar Association for a primer on some of the major issues that arise uniquely in the world of closely-held corporations. A panel including seasoned business litigators and an experienced transactional attorney provide a fresh take on close corp. topics, including:

  • The uncertain status of “freeze-out” jurisprudence in the Commonwealth
  • The background and state of the law on the pre-filing demand for shareholder derivative actions
  • “An ounce of prevention” – how to head off disputes with careful shareholder agreements 

The event will be held on Thursday, November 5, beginning at 5:00 pm at Salvatore’s of Andover, 34 Park Street in Andover.  Light appetizers, cash bar, and networking opportunities available.  Panelists will be:  Paul J. Klehm, Esq., Krasnoo, Klehm & Faulkner LLP; Daniel J. Ryan, Esq., General Counsel, Cayan LLC; Matthew J. Ginsburg, Esq., Gilbert & Renton LLC.

Fall Dinner Features SJC Chief Justice Gants and Honorees
Oct
29
6:00 pm18:00

Fall Dinner Features SJC Chief Justice Gants and Honorees

  • Andover Country Club

This year's LBA Fall Dinner will be an event not to miss! The featured speaker for the evening will be Hon. Chief Justice Ralph Gants of the Supreme Judicial Court. The LBA will also honor Rabbi Goldstein of Temple Emmanuel with the Liberty Bell Award for community service, Judge Trombly with the 50 Years of Service Award, and the winners of the Sergeant Battershill Fund Scholarship and the LBA Education Trust Scholarship.

Register early to reserve your spot while seats are still available! 

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Andover Country Club - 60 Canterbury Street, Andover

5:30pm - Hors D'Ouevres and Cash Bar
7:00pm - Dinner

Dinner:

$55 - LBA Members (in advance)
$30 - LBA Members admitted on or after February 1, 2009
$65 - spouses and non-members
$30 - Government / legal services / ADAs
$15 - Honorary or Inactive Members
Judges & Clerks are complimentary

Registration:

To register, either print the registration form to mail to the LBA along with a check for payment, or click below to register online with a credit card. Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 21, 2015.

Oct
8
8:30 am08:30

Trial Court ADR Conciliation Training / Certification Seminar

  • Bar Advocates Office

If you are interested in participating as a neutral (conciliator) in court-connected alternative dispute resolution programs, but have not yet been SJC Rule 8 certified, a training and certification seminar is approaching. On Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 8:30am to 5:00pm, an interactive and well developed seminar by Attorney Eugene Nigro and Attorney Michael Merriam will provide the necessary training and a certification that will allow you to act as a neutral in any Massachusetts court-connected conciliation-type program. 

The training seminar will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., at the Bar Advocates Office, 221 Essex Street, 3rd Floor, Salem, MA and will cost a total of $25 for food and materials.  Download the attached flyer for more information and a registration form. Registrations must be received by September 30!

LBA Summer Outing
Aug
12
2:30 pm14:30

LBA Summer Outing

  • North Andover Country Club

Please join us at the LBA's annual summer outing! Come play a round of golf on the shores of Lake Cochichewick, a few sets of tennis, or just sit by the pool and connect with other LBA members prior to dinner at the North Andover Country Club.  

Wednesday, August 12, 2014
North Andover Country Club - 500 Great Pond Road, North Andover

2:30pm - Golf
5:30pm - Hors D'Ouevres and Cash Bar
6:45pm - Dinner

Dinner:

$45 - LBA Members (in advance)
$50 - spouses and non-members
$35 - Government / legal services / ADAs
$0   - Judges & Clerks

Golf:  

$55 per person (nine-holes beginning around 3:00pm), plus $20 per cart ride for two or $5 for pull cart. If inclement weather, activities will be moved indoors to the card room and dinner will be indoors.

Registration:

To register, either print the registration form to mail to the LBA along with a check for payment, or visit the LBA Store to register online with a credit card. 

"Cutting Edge Issues in Criminal Law" Day of CLEs
Jun
18
9:00 am09:00

"Cutting Edge Issues in Criminal Law" Day of CLEs

  • Massachusetts School of Law

The Committee for Public Counsel Services will be sponsoring a one-day series of CLEs on Cutting Edge Issues in Criminal Law. The day-long event will take place on June 18 at the Massachusetts School of Law, 500 Federal Street in Andover. 

The CLE topics will include:

  1. Important changes in case law
  2. Electronic Evidence: getting it, getting it in, keeping it out
  3. New DV Legislation: its purpose/scope/application/bail/58A considerations
  4. Attorney Conducted Voir Dire
  5. Judge's Lobby: Tips for Essex Superior Practitioners / Judge's Take on New Attorney Conducted Voir Dire

More information, including how to register will be coming soon!

Law Day to honor Magna Carta with speech contest and luncheon
May
1
10:00 am10:00

Law Day to honor Magna Carta with speech contest and luncheon

  • Courtroom 4 - Fenton Judicial Center

The Lawrence Bar Association will have its annual Law Day celebration on Friday, May 1, 2015, including a themed speech contest involving high school students from local area schools and a luncheon to honor the students and award the winners. The theme for this year's speech contest is "Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law". Each of the participants will receive a cash award, and the winner of the speech contact will receive a $500 prize.

The guest speaker for this year's event will be Jonas Stundzia who will discuss his own experience with freedom through the lens of his native Lithuania's independence in the early 1990s. 

The speech contact will begin at 10:00am in Courtroom 4 of the Fenton Judicial Center, 2 Appleton Street in Lawrence, followed by a buffet lunch at noon in the Coliseum Room at Salvatore's, 354 Merrimack Street in Lawrence. Come for one or both events!

The speech contest is free to attend, and you can reserve a spot for lunch on the LBA's website, or by printing and submitting the attached reservation form

A Day in Superior Court at Lawrence High School
Apr
15
10:00 am10:00

A Day in Superior Court at Lawrence High School

  • Lecture Hall - Lawrence High School

In continuing the partnership between the judicial system, our schools, and the community, Judge Robert Cornetta will host his court session at Lawrence High School on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 10:00am to 11:30am in the Lecture Hall in Lawrence High School, 70-71 North Parish Road in Lawrence. This event consisting of selected civil matters will provide students and the public a unique close-up view of actual court proceedings, and allow for questions related to the judicial process and career paths. Members of the bar are especially encouraged to attend.

Sponsored by Essex County Superior Court, Lawrence Public Schools, and the Office of Mayor Daniel Rivera. 

RSVPs are required for parking and school admittance purposes. Please RSVP to Kate Reilly at 978.620.3013 or kreilly@cityoflawrence.com.

Court Service Center Meeting
Mar
27
1:00 pm13:00

Court Service Center Meeting

  • Law Library - Fenton Judicial Center

The Court Service Center will officially be opening and thereby taking over a big chunk of the Lawrence Law Library in mid-April. The plan is to have all four Court Service Centers open by June this year. There will be a fairly large "General Space" area in the law library where attorneys can do brown bag lunches, CLE presentations, meetings and the like.

The next Court Service Center meeting is on Friday, March 27 at 1:00 p.m. at Lawrence Law Library if anyone wants to attend. At that meeting, we should also be introduced to the manger who will run the Lawrence CS Center. 

Spring Dinner
Mar
24
6:00 pm18:00

Spring Dinner

  • North Andover Country Club

The Greater Lawrence Bar Association welcomes you to its annual Spring Dinner at the North Andover Country Club. The event will be held on March 24, 2015, and will feature guest speaker the Hon. Nancy Gertner, (Ret.) Judge, U.S. District Court, whose prepared remarks are entitled "Duck, Avoid, Evade - The Problem With the Federal Courts". 

The GLBA will also honor Mary McCabe, Associate Justice of the Massachusetts District Court with its Leadership Award. The Leadership Award is given each year to a member who not only ably serves his or her clients and constituents, but also generously gives back by donating services, money, and most importantly, time in order to make the community a better place, an ideal that Mary McCabe exemplifies every day. 

Please join us on March 24, beginning at 6:00pm for social hour with hors d'ouevres and cash bar, and dinner beginning at approximately 7:30pm. Guests choose at registration between the following dinner entrees: stuffed chicken breast with spinach, tomatoes, and blended cheese with roast garlic cream; citrus brined pork loin with stone fruit gravy; or baked fillet of haddock, cracker crumb coating, and maitre'd hotel butter. 

Please RSVP by March 18, 2015, by registering online or by returning the order form with your payment to Samer Obeid, Law Office of Matthew A. Caffrey, P.C., 93 Main Street, Suite 211, Andover, MA 01810. 

Brown Bag Lunch with Judge Rooney on New Practice Forms
Mar
10
1:00 pm13:00

Brown Bag Lunch with Judge Rooney on New Practice Forms

  • Lawrence District Court Law Library

NOTE: DATE CHANGE! The Greater Lawrence Bar Association is sponsoring a brown bag lunch for Criminal Court practitioners. Judge Rooney will be discussing the new Pretrial Conference Form and the new Waiver of Jury Trial Forms that are now required in District Court. The Brown Bag will be held from 1:00- 2:00 on March 10, 2015 in the law library on the second floor.

All are welcome, but criminal practitioners are encouraged to attend this important meeting. 

District Court Inaugural Bench Bar Meeting
Feb
27
2:30 pm14:30

District Court Inaugural Bench Bar Meeting

  • Salem District Court

The Massachusetts Trial Court’s District Court Department, in partnership with the Massachusetts Bar Association and the local county bar associations is holding a series of bench bar gatherings across the state to facilitate increased dialogue between judges, local practitioners and court personnel. 

The inaugural bench bar meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 27 in the Salem District Court from 2:30-4:30 pm. The goal of the bench bar outreach effort is to inform practitioners of recent developments in the District Court and to work together with the bar to improve District Court practices.  We welcome you, your officers and the entire Lawrence Bar Association membership to participate in what promises to be a worthwhile and interesting discussion.

There will be a brief speaking program featuring remarks by District Court Chief Justice Paul Dawley and Chief Justice of the Trial Court Paula Carey.

We welcome your suggestions for discussion topics. We are taking RSVPs and suggested topics and questions at benchbar@massbar.org.

LBA Annual Meeting
Jan
20
6:00 pm18:00

LBA Annual Meeting

  • Lanham Club

The Lawrence Bar Association will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, January 20, starting at 6:00pm at the Lanham Club in Andover. Agenda items will include the installation and welcoming of Mark Machera as the new President of the Association and the election of new officers and Executive Committee members. Also planned for the meeting is a discussion and vote on corporate matters and bylaws revisions. See the email that was delivered to members for more information. If you are a member and did not receive an email, please contact us. 

All LBA Members are encouraged to attend. 

Young/New Lawyers Networking Event
Nov
20
5:30 pm17:30

Young/New Lawyers Networking Event

  • Salavtore's

The LBA is planning for another networking event for young lawyers, lawyers new to the practice, lawyers new to the area, or any lawyers who would like to meet them!

Please join us at Salvatore's in Lawrence on Thursday, November 20, 2014, starting at 5:30pm. It will be a great opportunity for newer lawyers to speak with and ask questions of more established attorneys in a casual and stress free environment. Food will be served and a cash bar is available. Stop by for a few moments or stay for the evening. 

Please RSVP to Salim Tabit via email at sal@abstlaw.com or feel free to call 978-327-5128.

Criminal Practitioners Brown Bag
Oct
27
1:00 pm13:00

Criminal Practitioners Brown Bag

  • Fenton Judicial Center

Criminal Practitioners and others interested in the area are invited to a Brown Bag Lunch #4, hosted by the Hon. Lynn Rooney, First Justice of the Lawrence District Court. At the Brown Bag, Judge Rooney will cover the following topics:

  • Time Standards Session
  • Changing Lives Through Literature Program
  • Trial List in Courtroom 6
  • Motion List in Courtroom 6 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Probation Violation Hearings in Courtroom 4
  • Drug Court, and
  • Video Conferencing

All are welcome to attend. 

Fall Dinner
Oct
23
5:30 pm17:30

Fall Dinner

  • Andover Country Club

The Lawrence Bar Association will again gather at the Andover Country Club for its Fall Dinner. The featured speaker for this year's event will be Jeff Jacoby from the Boston Globe, and the program will also feature awards to Jim Krasnoo for 50 years of distinguished service, Liberty Bell Award recipient Juan Bonilla of Lawrence Community Works for his efforts in the community, and the announcement of this year's winners of the Sargent Battershill Fund Scholarship and the Lawrence Bar Association Educational Trust Scholarship!

Registration for the dinner will be accepted online at the LBA Store, or by mailing the attached registration flyer to LBA Treasurer Bob Autieri.

Tickets for the event are $55 for LBA Members ($60 at the door), $60 for Non-Members, $35 for Government, Legal Services, and ADA, and, as always, judges and clerks are complimentary.