JANUARY

January 25 | Judicial Involvement in Civil Settlement and Criminal Plea Discussions in the Superior Court

FEBRUARY

February 11 | Finding and Interpreting the Science in Forensic Evidence: Impact of the NAS Report on the Justice System
February 24 | Correctional Facility Tour: MCI – Cedar Junction

MARCH

March 2 | FJI/SLL Bench/Bar Reading Discussion Series: Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Gordon S. Wood
March 9 | Correctional Facility Tour: MCI – Framingham
March 18 | FJI Author Series: The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft, Author Ulrich Boser
March 22 | Judges and the Media
March 23 | An Overview of the Massachusetts Guide to Evidence
March 23 | “Courting Justice” — Bench/Bar Film Screening and Special Remarks from Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall
March 26 | Evidence: You Be The Judge!

APRIL

April 14 | Sex, Society, and the Law: A Discussion of Hawthorne’s Blithedale Romance
April 29 | Computer Forensics and Digital Evidence
April 30 | Kids in Crisis – Courts, Corrections, Confinement

MAY

May 26 | Effective Writing for Judges

JUNE

June 1 | Massachusetts Guide to Evidence: What You Need to Know
June 2 | FJI/SLL Bench/Bar Reading Discussion Series: Becoming American Under Fire: Irish Americans, African Americans, and the Politics of Citizenship during the Civil War Era, Author Christian G. Samito
June 3 | Pursuing Excellence: Judicial Demeanor and Creating the Right Courtroom and Courthouse Environment in the Superior Court
June 9 | Legal Research Tutorial: Use the Social Law Library’s Legal Research Databases from Anywhere (In-Person Training for Judges)
June 16 | Appellate Justices Conference
June 18 | Correctional Facility Tour: Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center
June 22 | Legal Research Tutorial: Use the Social Law Library’s Legal Research Databases from Anywhere (Online Webinar for Judges)

AUGUST

August 17 | Legal Research Tutorial: Use the Social Law Library’s Legal Research Databases from Anywhere! (Greater Boston)

SEPTEMBER

September 16 | Legal Research Tutorial: Use the Social Law Library’s Legal Research Databases from Anywhere! (Greater Boston)
September 28 | FJI Author Series: A City So Grand: The Rise of an American Metropolis, Boston 1850 – 1900, Author Stephen Puleo

OCTOBER

October 4 | Legal Research Tutorial: Use the Social Law Library’s Legal Research Databases from Anywhere! (Western MA)
October 6 | OCME Tour for Judges
October 7 | Neutrality, Independence, and Justice: Thoughts on Judging from Federal Judge Nancy Gertner
October 12 | Legal Research Tutorial: Use the Social Law Library’s Legal Research Databases from Anywhere! (Southeastern MA)
October 14 | Law and the Modern Mind: Discussing its Meaning and Relevance Today
October 21 | Land Use and Zoning
October 27 | Western MA Author Series for Judges: Sacco & Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind, Author Bruce Watson

NOVEMBER

November 4-5 | Hon. Haskell C. Freedman Two-Day Educational Retreat for Probate & Family Court Judges
November 15 | To Stay, To Go, or To Stand By: Motions to Withdraw/Fire Counsel in Criminal and Civil Cases
November 17 | eDiscovery in Civil Cases: How to Control It Before It Consumes You
November 19 | Grasping the Issues in Forensic Science Admissibility and Reliability
November 23 | Atticus Finch: A Worthy Role Model for American Lawyers? Two Perspectives

DECEMBER

December 10 | Computer Forensics Lab Tour