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Anatomy of a Superior Court Criminal Case

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Program Materials: Judges must login to download program materials or contact us to request a copy by email.
 

Panelists:

Hon. Kathe M. Tuttman
Associate Justice, Superior Court

Hon. Mitchell H. Kaplan
Associate Justice, Superior Court

Hon. Hélène Kazanjian
Associate Justice, Superior Court


This program is designed primarily for Superior Court judges with little or no prior background in Massachusetts criminal practice. Using a hypothetical fact pattern, the program will provide a practical overview of the events and procedures in the life of a typical criminal case prior to trial, including the District Court complaint and arraignment process, probable cause hearings, grand jury practice, Superior Court arraignments and bail hearings, discovery, pre-trial motion practice, dispositional (“lobby”) conferences and pleas, and appointment and withdrawal of counsel and stand-by counsel. The program will also address tips and strategies for criminal case management.