Sandulli Grace Attorneys Continue To Lead In Educational Efforts
The staff at Sandulli Grace continues to uphold its longstanding commitment to legal education with its attorneys actively involved in educating clients, other lawyers and the public.
In March, Ken Grace will start his 26th year as an instructor at the School of Industrial Relations at the Labor Guild of Boston, teaching his popular Snapshot of Labor Relations course. This is a bittersweet term at the Guild, as it is the first school term in over 30 years that will not be overseen by Fr. Edward Boyle, who passed away last November. Father Ed was an inspiration to the entire labor community, and he was a good friend and mentor to many of us here at Sandulli Grace. The Labor Guild School provides practical courses to union leaders and rank and file members from all walks of life. While we mourn Fr. Ed’s passing, we look forward to maintaining our strong relationship with and commitment to the Labor Guild, and we welcome its new head, Sister Mary Priniski. More information about the Labor Guild can be found at its website, http://www.laborguild.com.
Bryan Decker is also active in educational activities. On January 29, 2008, Bryan taught a course on Labor Law Basics presented by the Boston Bar Association. The course was aimed at new attorneys, or at lawyers who do not normally practice in this area. Bryan is also a member of the leadership at the Massachusetts Bar Association, and this year he serves as Pro Bono Coordinator for the MBA’s Labor and Employment Section. Along with co-coordinator Rosemary Pye, the Boston Regional Director of the Federal National Labor Relations Board, Bryan has developed a course entitled Your Rights and Responsibilities on the Job, which is an introductory course for individuals entering the job force. Bryan and Rosemary presented the course for the first time at the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts’s Employment and Professional Skills Training, which is an intensive six-week training program. The presentation was a success and will be repeated at the Urban League in early February. Bryan and Regional Director Pye hope to then expand the program to include other members as teachers, and to offer it to other organizations and educational institutions. Their efforts were noted in the MBA’s January Lawyer’s Journal.
In May, Amy Davidson is again co-chairing the Boston Bar Association’s annual Public Sector Labor Law Conference held at Harvard Law School. This is the largest conference concentrating on Massachusetts Public Sector Labor Law in the state, and is a “must attend” for all attorneys who practice in this area.