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Evidence: You be the Judge (In-Person Program)

Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 9:00am - 4:30pm EDT


Ruling on evidence is one of the primary responsibilities of every judge. Taught by experts in the field of evidence, this in-person, full-day program for both new and experienced judges will focus on current and emerging evidentiary issues (both criminal and civil). The agenda will include presentations by judges from the Supreme Judicial Court, Appeals Court, the trial courts, and experienced practitioners and academics, with time allotted for Q&A and discussion with colleagues. This year’s topics will include:

• Improvisation and Variations on Expert Testimony
• Proceedings in which the Rules of Evidence are Relaxed
• Evidence Admitted for Non-Hearsay Purposes
• Virtual Hearings: When and How To Conduct
• Preliminary Questions, Conditional Relevance, and the Roles of the Judge and Jury
• Victims and Witnesses Behaving Badly
• Significant Evidence Cases for 2021

Program Faculty:

Hon. Peter W. Agnes, Jr. (ret.)
Appeals Court

Hon. Beverly J. Cannone
Superior Court

Hon. Mark S. Coven
Quincy District Court

Benjamin K. Golden
Visiting Professor, New England Law | Boston

Hon. David A. Lowy
Supreme Judicial Court

Hon. Gregory I. Massing
Appeals Court

Elizabeth N. Mulvey, Esq.
Crowe & Mulvey, LLP




Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
33 Marrett Road, Lexington



Thursday, June 23, 2022
9:00am - 4:30pm EDT
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