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Effective Attorneys' Fee Petitions: Perspectives from the Bench and Bar



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Description:

This program provides an opportunity for attendees to hear directly from decision-makers from the federal court, state court, and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, as they discuss the most effective ways to present and to oppose attorneys’ fees petitions. 

The presenters also address how fee-shifting statutes affect their prosecution and defense of a claim, from the beginning of their representation to the time that a fee petition is made.

Program materials include valuable summaries of the legal principles applicable to fee petitions, samples of fee petitions and oppositions, as well as decisions related to fee petitions from the state and federal courts as well as from the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.


Topics & Agenda:

I. Brief review of applicable legal standards
II. How these standards are applied in real time:
     a. Perspectives from the federal court, the state court, and the MCAD about the most effective ways to present and defend against fee petitions;
     b. Perspectives from experienced practitioners on the effect of fee-shifting statutes on the prosecution and defense of a claim.
III. Special topics, including: factors that may enhance or reduce a request for an attorneys’ fee award; treatment of multiple claims; treatment of work done by multiple attorneys; degree of success; treatment of settlement efforts.

The panel includes:

Hon. Judith G. Dein
Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the District of Massachusestts

Hon. Elizabeth M. Fahey
Associate Justice of the Superior Court for the Commonwealth  of Massachusetts

Eugenia Guastaferri
Senior Counsel and Hearing Officer, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

Ellen J. Zucker
Burns & Levinson LLP

William E. Hannum III
Schwartz Hannum PC

Anne L. Josephson
Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP (Moderator)



Practice Areas: Law Practice Management
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 04/09/2013
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 2 Hours, 35 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Specialty Credits: Law Practice Management 3
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Speakers:
Hon. Judith G. Dein - Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Hon. Elizabeth M. Fahey - Associate Justice of the Superior Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Eugenia Guastaferri - Senior Counsel and Hearing Officer, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
Ellen J. Zucker, Esq. - Burns & Levinson LLP
William E. Hannum, Esq. - Schwartz Hannum PC
Anne L. Josephson - Moderator; Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP
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