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Contempt and the Courts

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Chaired by Superior Court Judge Thomas P. Billings, this program will provide practical pointers for dealing with contempt issues in and out of the courtroom.  Topics will include:

  • Civil Contempt
  • Criminal Contempt (with Superior Court Judge Patrick F. Brady)
  • What orders may be enforced by contempt?
  • What conduct may be punished by contempt?
  • What sanctions and remedies are available for contempt?
  • Contempt procedure
  • Contempt and control of the courtroom

This evening program is part of the Superior Court Newer Judges Seminar Series, but all Massachusetts judges are welcome to attend.