The Edward P. Gallogly chapter in Rhode Island was founded
over 20 years ago. Our regular monthly meetings provide
Continuing Legal Education credit to our members, and generally
tend to focus on Family Law.
As part of our outreach, however, we sponsor an special "May
Seminar" named in honor of one of our founders, that is open to
non-members and traditionally deals with a topic that would be of
issue to a broad spectrum of the bar. This gives non-members
an opportunity to get a 'feel' for the Inn experience, and provides a bridge
between those of us who deal with Family Law day in and day out,
and those that have other areas of practice. Proceeds of the
Seminar go to our scholarship fund, used to send a member to the
National Institute for Trial Attorney's trial college. This
year, the topic is Negotiation -
This program has been in the making for nearly a year, and gives
you a truly unique opportunity to cram the kind of "College"
experience folks are paying hundreds if not thousands of dollars
for into an evening designed to up your negotiation game.
Although lawyers 'do deals' day in and day out, there is an entire
field of study devoted to negotiation, and Harvard offers
sophisticated seminars that school practictioners in the theory and
art of getting to yes. We can't all go to Harvard, but we did
get Boston's premier "Closer" to come to us. Paul Finn
oversaw the negotiations of settlements for the Big Dig Collapse,
the Clergy Abuse cases (Mass and RI) and the Station Fire
litigation. Even better, he speaks Brockton, not Cambridge,
and is there to tell us from the trenches what works and what
doesn't when the fur is flying in your deal. Attorney Steve
Prignano, who has a commercial and family law litigation practice
that takes him to Federal and Superior Court, has put together a synthesis of the theory
and strategy of negotiation, drawing on the latest study in the
field. We have a fact pattern that will allow you to learn as
colleagues struggle to negotiate an inter-state injury that needs
plaintiff's counsel, a defense lawyer and a warring couple all to
get to yes!
You can register for this dinner and seminar by clicking
here or go to:
to register online. Proceeds will go to the Inn's scholarship fund.
We ask that you RSVP by May 8 so we can make sure there is a
spot for you!