Paul H Merry
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Paul H. Merry, Esq.
Firm: Law Offices of Paul H. Merry, Esq.
Address: 50 Congress Street
Suite 1000
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: (617) 720-2400
Fax: (617) 742-1887
E-mail: Contact Us
Web site: http://www.fairworkplace.net

Position Litigation Percentage Bar Admissions
Education Honors Published Works
Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):
Attorney

Litigation Percentage:
60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Massachusetts, 1979
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1979
U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
Education:
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, June, 1979
J.D.
Honors: cum laude
Honors: Dean's List
Honors: Top Fifteen Percent of Class
Law Review: Suffolk University Law Review, Member

Harvard College, 1966
B.A.
Major: English

Published Works:
Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter (Co-Editor), Boston Bar Association

"Developing Electronic Evidence", Practical Litigator, Spring, 2003

MCAD Citator 2003 (Co-editor), Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Foundation, December, 2002

"Stalking the Elusive Electron: Developing Electronic Evidence", American Bar Association, Annual Convention, 2002

"Two Years of Living Dangerously: Life as General Counsel of a State Anti-Discrimination Agency", Employee Rights Quarterly, Aspen Publishers, Inc., Spring, 2002

"Change in Court Rules Would Assure Preservation of Electronic Evidence", Massachusetts Lawyers' Weekly, Feb. 12 at B3 (29 M.L.W. 1331), 2001

"Changes are Needed in the Discovery Rules to Maximize Benefits from Electronic Communications", Federal Discovery News, LRP Publications, December, 2000

"Advising Workers Who Are Being Discriminated Against by Their Current Employers", 2 Inside Employee Rights Litigation 1 (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), November, 1997

"Gold for the Golden Years? Evaluating Possible Age Discrimination Claims", Representing Workers Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Natl. Employment Lawyers' Assoc, November, 1997

"Employment Law Update 1997", Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Foundation, October, 1997

"How to Evaluate an Age Discrimination Claim", The ElderLaw Report, February, 1997

"Just Cause Termination: The Employee's Viewpoint", Massachusetts Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter, March, 1996

"Notes on Deposition Practice", Civil Deposition Practice: Winning Before Trial, Mass. Continuing Legal Education Foundation, Inc., 1990

"Fourteen States Bring AAMCO Transmissions' Unfair Practices to a Grinding Halt", National Association of Attorney General Consumer Protection Report, March, 1987

"Protecting Consumers from Business Failure: Should a Business be Required to Disclose its Financial Distress?" (with Prof. Dwight Golann), Boston Bar Journal, 1986

"Recoupment of AFDC Overpayments Permissible Where 'Disregarded' Income Available to Offset Assistance Reduction", Case Comment, 13 Suffolk U.L. Rev., Spring, 1979

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Deposition Skills, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1990 - 1992

Handling Age Discrimination Cases, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1992

Employment Law Seminar, Massachusetts Bar Association, 1992

Adjunct Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School

Employment Law Specialist, University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute

Speaker, Trends in MCAD Discrimination Decisions, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Foundation, 2002

Speaker, Ethics and Electronic Communications, American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, Technology Committee, May 15, 2002 - May 17, 2002

Panelist, Recent Developments in Federal Employment Law, Massachusetts Bar Association, 2001

Panelist, Conference on Rules to cover Computer-base Discovery, Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure, United States Courts, 2000

Panelist, MCAD Mock Trial Program, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Foundation, 2000

Panelist, MCAD Certification Training Program, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Foundation, 1999

Panelist, MCAD Regulations Training, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Foundation, 1999

Speaker, Sexual Harassment Seminar, Associated Industries of Massachusetts, 1999

Panelist, Recent Developments in Disability Law, American Bar Association, October 22, 1998

Panelist, Duty of Fair Representation, MBA Lunchtime Seminar, 1998

Panelist, Employment Discrimination Update 97, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Foundation, 1997

Panelist, Annual Employment Law Conference, Massachusetts Bar Association, 1992

Honors and Awards:
Fellow - Massacusetts Bar Foundation

Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Class of 2001, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Massachusetts Bar Association, Individual Rights Section, 1992 - 1994
Chair

Massachusetts Bar Association

National Employment Lawyers' Association - National Chapter

National Employment Lawyers' Association - Massachusetts Chapter

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, 2001 - 2004
President, Board of Trustees

Massachusetts Employment Lawyers' Association, 2002 - Present
Vice-chair

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, 1994 - Present
Member, Board of Trustees

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, 1994 - Present
Chair, Program Committee

Massachusetts Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee, 1998
Member, Subcommittee for Drafting MCAD Parental Leave Guidelines

Massachusetts Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, 1998
Member, Subcommittee for Drafting

Boston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, 1997 - 1999
Member, Steering Committee

Massachusetts Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee, 1996
Member, Subcommittee for Drafting

Massachusetts Chapter, National Employment Lawyers Association, 1991 - 1996
Chair, Legislative Committee

Massachusetts Bar Association, 1990 - 1992
Chair, Consumer Rights Committee

Legislative Commission on Psychotherapist Sexual Abuse, 1990 - 1992
Member, Drafting Subcommittee

Town Meeting, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 2002 - 2004
Elected Member

Wellesley Democratic Town Committee, 2002 - Present
At-Large Member, Executive Committee

St. Andrew's Parish, 2000 - Present
Member, Personnel Committee

World of Wellesley, 2002
Program Committee

St. Andrew's Parish Youth Group, 1997 - 2000
Assistant Leader

St. Andrew's Parish
Vestry

Luders 33 Association
Past Commodore

New England Triton Association
Past Commodore

New Bedford Yacht Club
Member

Wellesley Choral Society, 1990 - Present

Wellesley College Collegium Musicum, 1996 - 1999

Wellesley College Collegium Musicum, 2002 - Present

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2001 - Present
Substitute Bass Soloist

Roman Music Festival Chorus, 1997 - 2001

Troop Committee, Troop 186, Boy Scouts of America, 1991 - 1994

Sexual Harassment Update Program Massachusetts Bar Association, 1998
Chair

Taking Depositions Workshop, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Foundation, 1995 - 2000
Co-Chair

Seminar on Age Discrimination Law, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Foundation, 1992
Chair

Past Employment Positions:
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, General and Special Counsel; Chief of Enforcement Division, 1998 - 2000

Messing and Rudavsky, Of Counsel, 1996 - 1998

Garrity, Levin & Muir, 1990 - 1996

General Consumer Protection Division, Massachusetts Department of Attorney, Assistant Attorney General, 1983 - 1990

Division of Public Charities, Massachusetts Department of Attorney General,, Assistant Attorney General, 1980 - 1983

Superior Court Department, Trial Court of the Commonwealth, Law Clerk to the Justices, 1979 - 1980

The Sun, Chief, State House Bureau, 1976 - 1979

The Sun, Weekly Columnist, 1976 - 1979

The Sun, Courts, Middlesex County Reporter, 1976 - 1979

The Sun, Editor of Life Department, 1976 - 1979

Rochester (NY) Times-Union, Reporter, 1970 - 1975

Waltham News Tribune, Reporter, 1970 - 1975

Boston Herald News-Tribune, Correspondent, 1970 - 1975

Languages:
German
Spanish
French
Birth Information:
1944, Buffalo, New York, United States of America
West Practice Categories:
Employment Law -- Employee, Employment Law -- Employer, Labor Law, Mental Health, Environmental Law, Family Law

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