Newport, RI Family Law Inn

Wednesday May 15 - 5:00PM at Gurneys, on Goat Island, Newport RI


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!