Laredo & Smith lawyers Jessica Conklin and Payal Salsburg continue to be active in the Boston Bar Association’s educational programming. They most recently presented as panelists for the BBA’s program entitled, “Practicing with Professionalism,” which took place on February 9th. Jessica & Payal discussed important attributes of reputable attorneys and also covered how to handle the pressures of practice that challenge even the most reputable attorneys. This program also offered super networking for new admittees, with the chance to meet established members of the bar. This program took place at the BBA’s offices located at 16 Beacon Street in Boston.
Payal Salsburg presents as a panelist on the Boston Bar Association‘s “Speed Networking with Labor & Employment Attorneys.” This panel, which takes place on February 1, 2018 from 530-730pm will discuss the career paths and legal opportunities in Boston’s Labor & Employment landscape.
Jessica Conklin and Payal Salsburg presented as panelists for a recent Boston Bar Association program entitled, “Practicing with Professionalism”. They discussed important attributes of reputable attorneys as well as how to respond to the pressures of practice that challenge even the most reputable attorneys. This program took place at the BBA’s offices located at 16 Beacon Street in Boston.
Laredo & Smith attorneys, Matthew Kane and Jessica Conklin, present as panelists for the upcoming Boston Bar Association program entitled, “Taking and Defending Depositions 202.” The event takes place on November 8, 2017 from 12:30-1:30pm at 16 Beacon Street in Boston.
The panel will discuss practical skills for attorneys. The panel will cover the following topics for taking depositions:
- Purpose driven depositions
- Using exhibits: when, why, and how
- Critical listening
- Staying on track with your strategy
- Suspending v closing a deposition
- Effective use of court reporter
The panel will also discuss defending depositions, covering the following topics:
- Properly using objections/ raising privilege issues
- Controlling the deponent
- Use of caucus/ breaks
- Handling difficult opposition counsel
On August 10th, Payal Salsburg will present as a panelist for the annual Boston Bar Association’s “Practicing with Professionalism” seminar. She will discuss the common attributes of reputable attorneys. She will also cover how to respond to the pressures of practice that challenge even the most reputable attorneys. This program takes place at the BBA’s offices located at 16 Beacon Street in Boston from 8:30am-5:30pm.
Payal Salsburg presented at a recent Boston Bar Association program entitled, “Practicing with Professionalism.” Payal co-taught the ethics portion of this all-day program, which covers a range of topics related to professionalism as a lawyer. Her co-presenter was Martin Newhouse, President and Acting General Counsel of the New England Legal Foundation.
The Supreme Judicial Court requires all new lawyers admitted to the Massachusetts bar to take a one-day, in-person course on professionalism. In the ethics section of this day-long class, Payal and Martin used hypothetical scenarios to engage the audience and highlight some of the more common ethical pitfalls when it comes to practicing law in the Commonwealth.
Boston, MA, July 24, 2016 – Mark Smith, an attorney who focuses his practice in white-collar criminal defense and government investigations at Laredo & Smith, has been elected to serve as the President-Elect of the BBA Council. The Council is the BBA’s governing body and as a member, Mark will act as a representative of the Association. He will help the organization further its’ mission to provide tools, relationships and opportunities to develop successful careers and practices for its members. Mark will serve a one-year term, which begins on September 1st.
Mark’s role as the Vice President of the Council furthers his long-time support of the BBA. He is the past Chair of the Education Committee in addition to being a member of the Executive Committee. He has also served as Secretary of the BBA Council, Co-Chair of the BBA’s Criminal Law Section, and as a member of the Law Day Steering Committee and the BBA’s Committee on Rule 3:16: Practicing with Professionalism Course for New Lawyers.
About Mark Smith
Mark is a partner at Laredo & Smith, LLP where he focuses on white-collar criminal defense and government investigations. Prior to entering private practice, Mark served for eleven years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office including as Chief of the Public Integrity Division and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Bureau. Mark began his legal career in New York City, where he worked as a public defender for four years. He also clerked for the New York State Supreme Court. Mark is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and Suffolk University Law School.
About the BBA Council
The Boston Bar Association Council is the board of directors of the BBA and serves as the BBA’s governing body. It sets policy and provides crucial oversight on behalf of its members. There are 34 Council members: five officers, the BBA’s immediate past-president, the President of the Boston Bar Foundation, and 27 members at large. The BBA’s mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, to facilitate access to justice, and to serve the community at large.
About Laredo & Smith
Based in Boston, Laredo & Smith has been helping clients grow their businesses and resolve legal matters since 1996. Our attorneys successfully combine a strategic approach to running a business with thoughtful and thorough legal representation. The firm represents clients in matters related to business law and litigation, criminal and governmental investigations, corporate compliance and employment law.
Mark Smith moderated a recent Boston Bar Association panel. The CLE program was entitled ‘Cutting Edge Issues in Criminal Law’ and featured key players in state and federal criminal law in Massachusetts. Panelists covered significant developments in the criminal arena in 2015, while offering insight into anticipated issues for 2016.
Laredo & Smith offers clients big-firm expertise with the client-centered, cost-effective strategy that only a small firm can offer.
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