CSTCA Annual Convention Schedule Announced



The Annual Week-end Meeting and Convention is shaping up to be one of the best ever.  Please join the CSTCA on Friday, October 14, 2011-Sunday, October 16, 2011 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in New Bedford for our Annual Convention.  For full details and schedule for this year’s convention: 

Friday- October 14-

Welcome by CSTC President Stacey G. Bloom, Esq.

Noon- 1:30 p.m.-      Our Friday luncheon features as the keynote speaker State Senator Jamie Eldridge, updating our members on the pending zoning and land use reform legislation

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Panel presentation on “CLURPA- What You Need to Know on the Comprehensive Land Use Reform and Planning Act”

3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. our “Annual Zoning and Land Use update” with Jonathan Witten, Esq.

Friday evening will feature dinner at the hotel with special entertainment you will be able to relate to- a humorous skit on a Planning Board Hearing!

Saturday- October 15-

8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.- Vendors- Check them out for the latest in municipal legal assistance- thank them for their support of the CSTC

9:00 a.m.-  Our Saturday program kicks off with New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang speaking on collective bargaining from a mayoral perspective

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  “Municipal Labor and Employment Program”, with special attention to new health insurance issues and more, featuring Elizabeth B. Valerio, Esq. of Deutsch Williams, John Dunlop, Esq.  of Boston Office of Labor Relations and Adam Chapelaine, Esq., Assistant Town Counsel in Arlington.

Mid-morning coffee ‘n break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.- “Single Justice Practice”, presented by SJC Justice (ret.) John Greaney

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Robert W. Smith Constitutional Law Program featuring noted municipal employment attorney Daniel Crean, Esq. of NH, speaking on ‘Social Media, Freedom of Expression, the Constitution, and Municipal Law.”

Afternoon- plenty to see and do in New Bedford, including a behind the scenes visit to the New Bedford Zoo, the Whaling Museum, historic waterfront, stores and antiques and more!

Saturday Evening Dinner at Café Funchal, a charming Portuguese restaurant

Saturday Evening post dinner reception for “coffee ‘n” at New Bedford City Solicitor Irene Schall’s home- great opportunity to socialize with CSTC members

Sunday- October 16-

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.- “Annual Educational Law Update” by James A. Toomey, Esq., and “Municipal Potpourri” moderated by CSTC President Stacey G. Bloom, Esq.


Be sure to return to the CSTCA Office your Convention Registration Form-

Make your hotel reservation today!

Guests should call the hotel directly 774-634-2000 and ask for the MCSTCA Annual Conference and use the code MCSR.  When guests are booking online they may do so by the following:

Guests can also go online to www.NewBedfordFi.com

Click Special Rates & Awards, and then click Group Code

Type in the following booking codes:

Standard Double/Double MCSMCSA $149.00

Standard King MCSMCSB $149.00

Standard Suite MCSMCSC $169.00

Harborview Room MCSMCSD $169.00

King Harborview Suite MCSMCSE $179.00

Be sure to use the codes when booking your room reservation to obtain the special reduced CSTC rate for this conference.