William M. Driscoll

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MBA Selects Attorney Driscoll for its Newest Member Spotlight
On August 10, 2017, the Massachusetts Bar Association Family Law Section selected Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll for its newest member spotlight.

MBA Appellate Bench Bar Committee Appointment
The President of the Massachusetts Bar Association has appointed Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll as a member of the Appellate Bench Bar Committee for the 2017-2018 association year.

MBA Civil Litigation Section Counsel Appointment
The President of the Massachusetts Bar Association has appointed Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll as a member of the Civil Litigation Section Counsel for the 2017-2018 association year.

Admission to the Supreme Court of the United States
On April 24, 2017, Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll was admitted to practice before the highest court in the land, the United States Supreme Court.

ARRL Volunteer Counsel Appointment
Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll accepted appointment to the Volunteer Counsel Program of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).

Judge: National Appellate Advocacy Competition
On March 4, 2017, Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll judged the final rounds of the Boston regionals of the prestigious American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition, a realistic appellate advocacy experience. Top law students nationwide competed in a hypothetical appeal to the United State Supreme Court.

MBA Appellate Bench Bar Committee Appointment
The President of the Massachusetts Bar Association has appointed Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll as a member of the Appellate Bench Bar Committee for the 2016-2017 association year.

MBA Appellate Bench Bar Committee Appointment
The President of the Massachusetts Bar Association has appointed Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll as a member of the Appellate Bench Bar Committee for the 2015-2016 association year.

Appointed Chair of the WCBA Superior Court Committee
The President of the Worcester County Bar Association has appointed Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll as the chair of the Superior Court Committee for the 2015-2016 association year.

Published in Family Mediation Quarterly
Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll's article discusses the implications of the ground-breaking Massachusetts Appeals Court decision in Ventrice, a recent victory which declared that a court may not condition a party's filing of a new complaint on the completion of mediation. The article is available at Appeals Court Overturns Mandatory Pre-Litigation Mediation, published in the Family Mediation Quarterly by the Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediation (14 Fam. Mediation Q. 3, Spring 2015).

MBA Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section Counsel Appointment
The President of the Massachusetts Bar Association has appointed Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll as a member of the Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section Counsel for the 2014-2015 association year.

MBA Appellate Bench Bar Committee Appointment
The President of the Massachusetts Bar Association has appointed Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll as a member of the Appellate Bench Bar Committee for the 2014-2015 association year.

Admitted to the CPCS Private Counsel Division Post-Conviction & Appeals Panel
On August 12, 2014, Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll was admitted to the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) private attorney bar advocate panel to represent indigent criminal defendants in post-conviction and appellate matters.

MBA Appellate Bench Bar Committee Appointment
The President of the Massachusetts Bar Association has appointed Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll as a member of the Appellate Bench Bar Committee for the 2013-2014 association year.

Published in Massachusetts Law Review
Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll's law review article details the substantive use of civil procedural rule 56(f) as an opposition to summary judgment. The article is available at Rule 56(f): Precursor to a Substantive Opposition to Summary Judgment, published in the Massachusetts Law Review by the Massachusetts Bar Association (95 Mass. Law Rev. 171, June 2013).

Judge: National Appellate Advocacy Competition
On February 28 and March 2, 2013, Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll judged the Boston regionals of the prestigious American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition, a realistic appellate advocacy experience. Top law students nationwide compete in a hypothetical appeal to the United State Supreme Court.

Adjunct Professor, New England Law | Boston
Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll accepted an offer to teach Legal Research and Writing II at New England School of Law | Boston during the Spring 2013 semester. The course is an introduction to appellate advocacy, both written and oral. The students focus primarily on the different components of the appellate brief and how the components form a cohesive and persuasive document. The course culminates with a realistic oral argument experience.

Judge: National Appellate Advocacy Competition
On March 8-10, 2012, Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll judged the Boston regionals of the prestigious American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition, a realistic appellate advocacy experience. Top law students nationwide compete in a hypothetical appeal to the United State Supreme Court.

New England Law | Boston Alumni Ambassador Appointment
Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll accepted appointment as a lifetime Alumni Ambassador for New England Law | Boston.

Judge: National Appellate Advocacy Competition
On March 10-12, 2011, Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll judged the Boston regionals of the prestigious American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition, a realistic appellate advocacy experience. Top law students nationwide compete in a hypothetical appeal to the United State Supreme Court.

Admission to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
On January 19, 2011, Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll was admitted to practice before the First Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court resolves appeals from the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, and Rhode Island.

Certified as an NRA Benefactor Life Member
On January 13, 2010, Appeals Attorney William M. Driscoll was certified as a benefactor life member of the National Rifle Association of America (NRA).

Published in Family Mediation Quarterly
Attorney William M. Driscoll's article clarifies the duties and responsibilities required to protect "personal information" under recently enacted Massachusetts laws and regulations. The article is available at Information Security: A Business Necessity for Mediators, published in the Family Mediation Quarterly by the Massachusetts Counsel on Family Mediation (8 Fam. Mediation Q. 20, Summer 2009).

Seminar Chair & Presenter
Attorney William M. Driscoll designed and developed a seminar titled "Ready for Compliance? New Security Regulations Affecting All Collaborative Professionals." The seminar was hosted by the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Counsel on February 26, 2009. Attorney Driscoll was the chair and primary presenter of this well received overview of electronic security exploitation and prevention to ensure compliance with Massachusetts privacy laws and regulations.

Admission to the United States Tax Court
On August 10, 2005, Attorney William M. Driscoll was admitted to practice before the Unites States Tax Court.

Admitted to the CPCS Private Counsel Division Criminal Trial Panel
On March 25, 2005, Attorney William M. Driscoll was admitted to the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) private attorney bar advocate panel to represent indigent criminal defendants in the State trial courts.

Admission to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
On February 17, 2005, Attorney William M. Driscoll was admitted to practice before the Unites States District Courts located in Massachusetts (Boston, Worcester, and Springfield).

Admission to the Massachusetts Bar
On December 13, 2004, Attorney William M. Driscoll was admitted to practice before all of the State courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.