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ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY
Date:         Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time:         5:00PM
Location:   Fuji Lowell MA.

'Tis the season to celebrate with the GLBA!
Come spread some holiday cheer with friends and colleagues!
Our annual holiday party is Thursday December 13th at Fuji in Lowell.
Hors d'oeuvres will be served and the open bar will start at 5pm!

You must be a member of the GLBA to attend, or Join now using the above link.

We hope to see you all there!


Untouchable, the documentery,  Sex Offender and Collateral Consequences

Date December 20, 2018 

Time: 5-8pm


 3 CLE credits


Location: 85 Pinckney St, Dracut MA 01826


Need CLE credits before the end of the year? Want to earn them by sitting in a hot tub by the Christmas tree and watching a movie? Maybe by enjoying some popcorn and appetizers?

 The Greater Lowell Bar Association invites you to attend: 

A Screening and Discussion of the film

Untouchable

 The film is about the passage of the tough sex offender laws in Florida.  It takes a look at how the law impacts both sex offenders and victims of sexual abuse.

We will be screening the movie on the big screen and will follow up with a panel discussion led by

Dr. Kaitlyn Peretti, a forensic psychologist who has extensive experience evaluating and treating sex offenders and Julie Nason, LMHC, a social worker with CPCS with experience working with sex offender clients.

 
  3.00 CLEs awarded

 
Cost - FREE for GLBA members

$40.00 for non-members

 

RSVP to Melissa Devore by emailing devore.melissa@gmail.com


About: When the most powerful lobbyist in Florida discovers that the nanny has sexually abused his daughter, he harnesses his extraordinary political power to pass the toughest sex offender laws in the nation. UNTOUCHABLE chronicles his crusade, and its impact on the lives of several of the 800,000 people forced to live under the kinds of laws he has championed. The film interweaves intimate portraits of men and women who have been branded sex offenders with the heartbreaking stories of those who have suffered sexual abuse. It is a film that pushes viewers toward an uncomfortable place, requiring them to walk in the shoes of those who have survived sexual abuse, but to still bear witness to the experiences of those we revile




DROP BY/ MEET AND GREET
Date:         Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time:         5:00PM
Location:   Four Seasons Lowell


Past Trainings and Events

​​DROP BY/ MEET AND GREET
Date:         Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time:         5:00PM - 7PM
Location:   Worthen Attic 

Free appetizer and open bar. Member only. You can join at the door or online before at http://www.greaterlowellbar.org/join-glba-and-make-payments.html

A Bench Bar with First Justice Stacey Fortes
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

  1.00 CLE awarded


ADULT CRIMINAL DIVERSION
Date:         Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time:        1-2 pm
Location:   Lowell district Court 41 Hurd Street Lowell  4th Sassion
ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY LIZ BARNES

ADA LIZ BARNES WILL EDUCATION PRACTITIONERS ON ALL OF THE DIVERSION PROGRAMS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO ADULTS IN THE DISTRICT COURTS IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY, HOW THE APPROVAL PROCESS WORKS AND WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO HELP YOUR CLIENT ENROLL IN THESE PROGRAMS. 

  1.0 CLEs awarded

ANNUAL DINNER
Date:         Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Location:    Four Oaks Country Club, Dracut, MA

The Board is pleased to announce that free head shots will be taken at the Annual Dinner on June 5th.

The photos will be used to create a membership directory for publication on the GLBA's website. 

Courtesy copies of the head-shots will be made available to members at no charge.

This year, the GLBA is proud to announce the following awards:

Paul A. Chernoff Servant of Justice Award

Debra D. Dewitt
 

Normand R. D'Amour Lawyer of the Year

Laurie A. Hogan

 
W. Brian Dunigan Court Employee of the Year

Meredith Mingolelli Cotter

 


Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 1 PM  - 2:30  PM 
 Attorney Conducted Voir Dire
PRESIDING JUSTICE STACEY FORTES and  JUDGE CUNIS
will address the new standing order to go into effect May 1, 2018 addressing attorney conducted voir dire in the District Court. 

Date:        MAY 4, 2018
LAW DAY 2018  Separation of Powers, Framework for Freedom.
Time:         1- 3 pm 
Location:    Lowell District Court 4th session
This year's theme, as chosen by the American Bar Association, is "Separation of Powers, Framework for Freedom."


Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 1 PM  
Using Social Workers in Criminal Practice
Julie Nason, LMHC, Social Service Advocate for CPCS along with
Melanie McArdle and Roni Rubins, two new Social Service Advocate vendors, will provide information about how they can help clients and work with you to help your case.

​Decamber 7, 2017 5 Pm
Annual Holiday Party
Where: Mandarin Asian Bistro
24 Market St, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

Friday, December 8 at 1 PM  
CLE CHALLENGING MOTOR VEHICLE STOPS BASED ON “PRETEXT AND RACIAL BIAS
Presented by: MONA IGRAM, AIC LOWELL YAD.,
TOM COMBS, SUPERIOR COURT UNIT OF CPCS
Thespeakers will address the relevant case law, obtaining discovery to challenge these motor vehicle stops.

Friday, December 15 at 1 PM 
BAIL ARGUMENTS POST BRANGAN
Presented by: SHIRA DINER, SUPERVISING ATTORNEY OF THE TRAINING UNIT FOR CPCS
PRACTICE TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE A BETTER BAIL ARGUMENT AFTER BRANGAN AND HOW TO PRESERVE THE ISSUE OF THE DEFENDANT’S FINANCIAL RESOURCES....

Friday, December 21 at 1 PM 
What’s Up At UTEC?
Presentation by Members of the UTEC staff on their latest programs available to our young clients

BENCH BAR AT LOWELL DISTRICT COURT WITH  PRESIDING JUSTICE JUDGE STACEY FORTES   
 
JUDGE FORTESwill address improvements in the District Court and Veterans Court and any other issues the Bench and Bar want to address regarding the business practices in Lowell District  4th session Courtroom

The Greater Lowell Bar Association invites you and your family to an afternoon of softball and barbeque!

September 30, 2017 1pm -5 pm  Barbeque and Softball OUTING
Where: The Bunting Club in Lowell 


May 4th, 2017  5:30 to 8:30 pm   Screening of the movie 13th.                           Come join the Lowell Bar Association for the screening and discussion of the movie 13th. We will be screening the movie on the big screen and will follow up with a discussion led by Attorney Lynda Dantas of CPCS.   Food and beverages will be served.  e.  



May 11, 2017  1 -2 pm  Hot Topics in Criminal Law  

Come Join us at Lowell District court for a discussion of hot topics in the field of criminal law, presented by Jason Green.



LAW DAY

Date:        April 28, 2017

Time:         12:30-2 pm 

Location:    Lowell District Court 4th session

                  


ANNUAL DINNER

Date:         Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Time:         5:30PM

Location:    Four Oaks Country Club, Dracut, MA


NOTE: The Annual Dinner is again on a TUESDAY, repeat - a TUESDAY! Please note the change in day. It is TUESDAY, JUNE 6th. It is being held at Four Oaks, the same place as the last two years.

 











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ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY
Date:         Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time:         5:00PM
Location:   Fuji Lowell M

ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY
Date:         Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time:         5:00PM
Location:   Fuji Lowell MA.









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