Sara J. Shanahan and Peter D. McCarthy present at MCLE Webinar on COVID-19 Liability Waivers

September 24, 2020

Sara J. Shanahan, chair of the firm’s Litigation Department, and Peter D. McCarthy, of counsel in the department, spoke at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) webinar, “Using or Defeating COVID-19 Liability Waivers,” on Thursday, September 10th, 2020. This new program surveyed existing Massachusetts law regarding liability waivers, including whether and why courts will enforce them. Sara and Peter provided guidance for businesses and attorneys thinking about implementing a waiver requirement, discussed considerations for drafting effective liability waivers, and offered helpful insight about whether and when to sign them pending resolution of this public health crisis.

The program will be rebroadcast on Thursday, September 24, at 9:30 a.m. and on Thursday, October 1st, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. To register for the recorded webcast, please sign up here.

MCLE aims to keep raising the caliber of lawyers' professional and ethical service to their clients and communities, by providing comprehensive and practical continuing legal education of the highest quality to the broadest possible audience.