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MassBar Beat is the podcast of the Massachusetts Bar Association -- the preeminent voice of the legal profession in Massachusetts.

MassBar Beat is the podcast of the Massachusetts Bar Association -- the preeminent voice of the legal profession in Massachusetts.

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MassBar Beat is the podcast of the Massachusetts Bar Association -- the preeminent voice of the legal profession in Massachusetts.

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@massbar

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English

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Episodes

MBA Leadership Academy: Insights and Opportunities

6/23/2022
Continuing its commitment to cultivating leaders who work diligently toward the improvement of our profession and our society, the Massachusetts Bar Association developed a Leadership Academy to better prepare young attorneys to assume leadership roles at the bar, in their firms or organizations, and in government. In this episode, host Jordan Rich talks to Nicole Cocozza, an attorney at Prince Lobel, about the practical skills and insights she learned as a graduate of the most recent MBA...

Duration:00:11:07

‘Tis the Season for Stress Reduction

11/18/2021
In this episode, MBA Lawyer Well-Being Committee Co-chair Marianne C. LeBlanc and lawyer-turned-therapist Andrew Kang, JD, LICSW, talk with host Jordan Rich about the increased stress and pressure that lawyers feel generally and especially around the holidays. In addition to offering coping strategies, they encourage lawyers to seek help when needed and embrace individual wellness as a normal and necessary part of their professional journey.

Duration:00:24:54

Conflict Resolution Week 2021: An Evolution in Dispute Resolution

10/14/2021
The Massachusetts Bar Association celebrates Conflict Resolution Week from Oct. 18-22. On this episode hosted by Jordan Rich, Dispute Resolution practitioners and program co-chairs Julie R. Bryan (chair of the MBA's Dispute Resolution Section) and Michael A. Zeytoonian preview the MBA's free Conflict Resolution Day webinar on Oct. 21 (4-6 p.m.), "Reimagining the Dispute Resolution Frontier: How Technology and the Pandemic Have Triggered A DR Evolution." You'll get insight into how virtual...

Duration:00:18:40

'Traps for the Unwary' Handbook Warns of Malpractice Hazards

9/16/2021
Learn about short statutes of limitations, sticky statutes of repose and many other insidious malpractice hazards found in the newly expanded Seventh Edition of "Traps for the Unwary," the Massachusetts Bar Association’s award-winning malpractice prevention handbook. The e-publication is now available to all MBA members as an exclusive member benefit during the 2021-22 association year. In this episode, host Jordan Rich talks with O’Malley, Harvey and Brosnan LLP attorneys James E. Harvey...

Duration:00:14:20

Seeking Clemency Reform in Massachusetts

5/27/2021
The Massachusetts Bar Association Clemency Task Force was formed to review the clemency process in Massachusetts (commutations and pardons), and to propose changes in areas that have resulted in denial of equal justice under the law and undermined public trust and confidence in our criminal legal system. In March 2021, the task force issued a report (www.massbar.org/ClemencyReport) recommending a series of reforms to be adopted by state leaders. In this episode of the MassBar Beat, host...

Duration:00:23:14

Reverse Mortgages as a Retirement Tool

5/6/2021
In this episode, host Jordan Rich talks with Jill Joyce, HUD Certified Housing Counselor and Certified HECM Counselor, and attorney Stephen Pepe, an HECM Loan Specialist at Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC, about the benefits of using reverse mortgages, as well as what to look out for when applying for one. This is one of three companion MassBar Beat podcast episodes released in conjunction with the publication of the 2021 edition of the Elder Law Education Guide (ELG), the 12th edition of the...

Duration:00:20:08

Older Adults and Driving

5/6/2021
In this episode, host Jordan Rich talks with attorney Alex L. Moschella, chair of the MBA's Elder Law Advisory Committee, and Nicole McGurin, Director of Family Services, Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, about the common questions that arise when older adults experience physical or cognitive impairments later in life that could affect their driving, as well as resources available to help. This is one of three companion MassBar Beat podcast episodes released in...

Duration:00:17:25

Medicare Explained

5/6/2021
In this episode, host Jordan Rich talks with attorney Josephine Babiarz, a member of the MBA's Elder Law Advisory Committee, about frequently asked questions related to Medicare, including who is eligible; how to enroll; and the differences between parts A, B, C and D. This is one of three companion MassBar Beat podcast episodes released in conjunction with the publication of the 2021 edition of the Elder Law Education Guide (ELG), the 12th edition of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s...

Duration:00:18:09

Give Your Case a Chance: Preparing for the Initial Contact with an Attorney

2/25/2021
Finding a lawyer to take your case can be daunting if you’ve never hired a lawyer before. In this episode, host Jordan Rich helps demystify the process as he talks with Andover attorneys Paul J. Klehm of Krasnoo, Klehm & Falkner LLP and Edward Denn of Denn Law Group LLC about what information attorneys look for when determining whether to take a case and how clients can best prepare for the initial meeting with their attorney.

Duration:00:27:43

Planning for Retirement and Your Future

2/4/2021
The decision to stop working is just one of many important decisions you'll have to make when thinking about retirement. In this episode, learn the steps to take when you're considering retirement as host Jordan Rich talks with attorney Patrick Curley of the Curley Law Firm in Wakefield, Mass. In addition to answering some common retirement questions about Social Security, 401Ks and IRAs, Medicare/Medicaid, and taxes, Curley discusses the importance of having an estate plan and how planning...

Duration:00:21:22

Protect Your Tech: Cyber Safety Tips for Home and Office

1/13/2021
Hackers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing the cybersecurity risks for many people — especially those working remotely. In this episode, host Jordan Rich talks with Eric and Lisa Shorr, co-owners of Secure Future Tech Solutions, who share recommendations for protecting your technology, software and data, whether at home or in the office. Tune in to learn more about cloud-versus-local data storage, anti-virus software, password managers, email encryption, and more,...

Duration:00:22:18

Consumer Bankruptcy Basics

12/18/2020
A fresh start for individuals who find themselves burdened with unmanageable debt is one potential benefit of filing for bankruptcy. But there are also significant consequences for those who decide to take that step. On this episode, host Jordan Rich talks with MBA members and bankruptcy lawyers Jordan Shapiro and Richard Ravosa about the ins and outs of filing for bankruptcy, the options available for consumers, and the considerations to keep in mind when looking for debt relief.

Duration:00:25:30

Remote Depositions: Best Practices and Pitfalls

11/12/2020
Remote depositions remain the norm more than half a year since COVID-19 safety measures were put in place. In this episode, host Jordan Rich talks with attorney Julianne Fitzpatrick of Kenney & Sams PC, Court reporter Laurie Berg and Kenny Zais, the owner and president of O’Brien & Levine Court Reporting Solutions, about their recommendations for conducting a successful remote deposition.

Duration:00:33:37

Pandemic FAQs: Job Loss and Employment Concerns

10/15/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter employment relationships in Massachusetts, which is still grappling with high unemployment rates as many companies are forced to adapt their practices or close. In this episode, hear answers to some frequently asked questions about employment and unemployment as host Jordan Rich interviews attorney Kavita Goyal, a partner at the firm of Rosen & Goyal P.C. in Andover and chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Section.

Duration:00:18:11

COVID-19 Checklist for Older Adults

8/20/2020
The 2020 Elder Law Education Guide, the Massachusetts Bar Association’s 11th Annual resource guide on a wide range of legal issues affecting the lives of older adults, is now available for FREE at www.massbar.org/elderlaw. In this episode of the MassBar Beat, host Jordan Rich talks with two members of the MBA's Elder Law Advisory Committee, attorneys Alex L. Moschella (chair) and Josephine Babiarz, about the guide's COVID-19 Checklist -- a new addition this year, which offers important...

Duration:00:22:27

Coronavirus and the Workplace

3/9/2020
How should companies prepare for the coronavirus (COVID-19)? In this episode, host Jordan Rich speaks with Jaclyn McNeely, an employment law attorney at Morgan, Brown & Joy in Boston, about some of the issues employers should consider as they balance health and safety obligations with privacy and anti-discrimination laws. (Interview conducted Friday, March 6.)

Duration:00:15:34

Family Law Appeals

2/27/2020
Appealing a judge's divorce or custody ruling can be fraught with challenges, particularly when children are involved. In this episode, host Jordan Rich interviews attorney Matthew P. Barach, author of "The Family Law Guide to Appellate Practice" (2019, ABA Book Publishing), about what makes family law appeals unique and why alternatives to an appeal are often better options.

Duration:00:14:41

Demystifying Malpractice Insurance

12/12/2019
Not all legal malpractice insurance policies are created equal. Does your policy protect against cybercrimes? Are you covered when you retire? Does the fine print include a so-called hammer clause? In this episode, MBA Insurance Agency President Terry Welsh talks with host Jordan Rich about what to look for — and what to look out for — when choosing the right legal malpractice insurance coverage for your practice.

Duration:00:16:52

Resolving Disputes with Restorative Justice

11/21/2019
In the world of dispute resolution, restorative justice flips the script on punitive justice and instead asks: Who has been harmed, what are their needs and who has the obligation to fix the harm? The restorative justice model has been catching on as an alternative form of dispute resolution even beyond the criminal justice arena, as more schools and companies, particularly in the #MeToo era, shift the focus to the victim's perspective. In this episode, Attorney Sarah Worley, chair of the...

Duration:00:19:59

Public Defense Shortage Resurfaces in Western Mass.

9/12/2019
The Sixth Amendment guarantees the right to counsel for criminal defendants who cannot afford to pay for an attorney. But a shortage of lawyers able to represent indigent defendants in Western Massachusetts is again placing a burden on public defenders and the courts. In this episode, host Jordan Rich speaks with Anthony Benedetti, chief counsel of the state Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), about the factors contributing to this recurring problem, and how an increase in the...

Duration:00:16:51