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Evidence: You be the Judge

Friday, March 23, 2018 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

Program Faculty:

In alphabetical order

Appeals Court Justice Peter W. Agnes, Jr.
Editor-in-Chief, Massachusetts Guide to Evidence

Superior Court Judge Heidi E. Brieger
Editor, Massachusetts Guide to Evidence

District Court Judge Mark S. Coven (Program Chair)
Editor, Massachusetts Guide to Evidence

Superior Court Judge Beverly J. Cannone

Supreme Judicial Court Justice David A. Lowy
Consulting Member, Massachusetts Guide to Evidence

Attorney Elizabeth N. Mulvey
Crowe & Mulvey
Editor, Massachusetts Guide to Evidence


Taught by experts in the field of evidence, this full-day educational program for new and experienced judges will focus on current and emerging evidentiary issues, both criminal and civil. The day-long agenda will include presentations by each of the faculty with time allotted for Q&A and discussion with colleagues.

This year’s topics will include:

  • Adjutant defense; Challenge to Character; Impeachment
  • Voluntariness and the Miranda Doctrine: evidentiary and constitutional issues
  • Issues arising in civil trials, including the use of deposition testimony, spoliation, and civil remedies
  • Use of Grand Jury Testimony; Prior Bad Acts
  • Hearsay, specifically as it relates to 58A hearings, third party culprit, Bowdoin, redaction of videos, forfeiture of wrongdoing; Lumen-Martin hearings
  • 2017 Case Review

This nuts and bolts program will help those judges who attend to more swiftly and confidently rule on evidentiary issues from the bench. Register today, so you don’t miss the Flaschner Judicial Institute’s most popular annual program!