Worcester Wed 4/10: Emotional Support Animals

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04/10/2019 5:30 PM - 04/10/2019 9:00 PM
Worcester Technical High School
Address: 1 Skyline Dr, Worcester, MA 01605, USA

We've changed this meeting from "Bubble and Ad Roast" to suit speaker availability and member interest.

Part I: Technology Tips

We're going to start with two brief member presentations on software and washing machines. We have a new piece of software you may want to know about. We're also going to be reviewing the latest hardware you should know about if you have a washing machine or hookups in your units.

Part II: Main Presentation: Emotional Support Animals

We've reordered this meeting to address a topic that has immediate implications for a lot of owners and managers: the rise of the $80 emotional support animal. We want to start by explaining the legitimate use cases for emotional support animals, cover the discrimination law that protects these use cases, and talk about the practical implications of a public policy where disabilities remain secret. Are they unverifiable? No, and we'll be covering the "verification of disability" process that owners and managers should follow. Learn to fairly differentiate between legitimate emotional support animals and fake ones.

This part of the presentation will be given by Attorney Carl Lindley, Jr. Attorney Lindley is a partner at Farber and Lindley, LLC. He has been practicing law in Massachusetts for 14 years and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court and United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He is also a landlord in Worcester County, a licensed real estate broker and licensed to complete moderate risk de-leading on his own properties.

Member Tech Tips: Software and W/D Hookups
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Emotional Support Animals with Attorney Carl Lindley, Jr.

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Wednesday, April 10th

Meeting Agenda

  • 5:30pm Sign-in/Networking
    • Networking draws from Worcester, Shrewsbury, Millbury, Auburn, Leicester, Paxton, Holden, West Boylston, Boylston, Grafton, Upton, Northbridge, Sutton, Oxford, Charlton, Spencer, Oakham, Rutland, Princeton, Clinton, and Sterling.
  • 6:15pm Buffet Dinner by The Vintage Grille
  • 6:40pm MassLandlords Business Update and Member Minutes
    • Member Minutes - Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (introduce yourself, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.)
  • 7:00pm Rich Merlino Meeting Introduction
  • 7:05pm Member tech tips
  • 7:15pm In-Depth on Emotional Support Animals
  • 9:00pm Doors close


Worcester Technical High School
1 Skyline Dr
Worcester, MA 01603


There is ample free parking in the first lot you see, in the covered garage to your left, on top of the garage (entrance further down road), and around the back of the school


  • Cheese and crackers, sodas, water, coffee, decaf
  • Hot buffet dinner, incl. salad, rolls
  • Cookies, brownies, and/or blondies

*Dietary restrictions: purchase an early-bird ticket and email hello@masslandlords.net, we will accommodate you.


Open to the public. Membership is not required!

  • Door:
    • Public: $24
    • Members: $19
  • Early-bird, reserve seven days prior by 12pm:
    • Public: $22
    • Members: $14
  • Premium Members: No charge and no need to register

Extra Credit

  • First time attendees: Join as a member before leaving the event, your public ticket will be credited toward membership.
  • Members: Bring a first-time attendee who joins at the event, your membership will be extended by one month free. No limit.


This event is operated by MassLandlords staff. Check in with your MassLandlords ID card.

This is part of the Worcester rental real estate networking and training series.


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