Save the Date

June 4, 2019   5pm - 9pm

Annual Dinner. June 4th at Four Oaks Country Club. We are pleased to honor the following award recipients:

Normand D'Amour Award - Lawyer of the Year
Martha J. Barrett, Esq.

W. Brian Dunigan Award - Court Employee of the Year
Bonni L. Dinneen, Judicial Secretary

Albert J. Marcotte Lifetime Achievement Award
Herbert Pitta Jr., Esq.

The dinner is included in membership. Thank you to those who have already renewed their membership

If you are a lawyer you cannot attend unless your are a member and pay dues.  Application available at the door


Guest of members $50.00  


To renew your membership, there are two options:
You can pay online via our website (http://www.greaterlowellbar.org/join-glba-and-make-payments…). If you choose this option, please let us know if you will be joining us for dinner. You can pay via check by filling out the attached form and sending it to:
Greater Lowell Bar Association
Post Office Box 281
Lowell, Massachusetts 01853-0281

Greater Lowell Bar Association Foundation Fund

We are also happy to announce the GLBA's participation in an endowment fund through the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. Though our initial contribution was modest, we hope that the endowment will help us fund our nonprofit endeavors, such as our Law Day scholarships and other charitable contributions we make from time to time. We are hoping to have the Executive Director of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, Jay Linnehan, speak briefly at our meeting to explain the fund.

If you would like to make an additional contribution to the GLBA's endowment, please indicate so on your membership form, or feel free to make a donation in our website: http://www.greaterlowellbar.org/join-glba-and-make-payments…

All of your contributions will help to fund the GLBA's scholarships and other charitable donations.


We look forward to seeing you all for the dinner. 


Past Trainings and Events



BENCH/BAR EVENT  APRIL 25, 2019
LOWELL DISTRICT COURT
PRESIDING JUSTICE STACEY FORTES

1 CLE credits

JUDGE FORTES
Will provide an update on Mental Health Court and Drug Court, providing valuable information and answering any questions you may have.  She will address policies and concerns about video conferencing and how to ensure your custody client gets to court when you need them there.  She will answer any concerns regarding probation conditions, i.e. SCRAM and GPS unit access.  She will also give an update on ACVD and how it is or is not working in the trial session. Judge Fortes continues to work with the bar providing valuable feedback and addressing any concerns we have regarding the Lowell District Court.  


May 3, 2019 Law Day 

LAW DAY 2019  FREE SPEECH, FREE PRESS, FREE SOCIETY
Time:         1- 3 pm 
Location:    Lowell District Court 4th session
This year's theme, as chosen by the American Bar Association, is " FREE SPEECH, FREE PRESS, FREE SOCIETY"


May 3, 2019 GLBA  Drop by at Cappys copper Kettle

4-7pm

Appetizers and open bar.

Come socialize with other members of the GLBA


Last drop by until September.  Don't miss this one



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



April 10, 2019
 EXCLUDING BLOOD EVIDENCE
PRESENTED BY MICHEAL BOWSER Esq. and JOSEPH BERNARD Esq. 
 Michael Bowser and Joseph Bernard will present aspects of attacking blood evidence in all criminal cases.   Including: how to attack under a the Daubert challenge, sample motions and a power point presentation   

​​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.
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.

 




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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