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Focus on Juvenile Murder Cases

Friday, June 9, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sponsored by the Flaschner Judicial Institute and the Social Law Library

*This is a bench/bar program.*

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


Juvenile Court Judge Kenneth J. King

Program Faculty:

In alphabetical order

  • Janice Bassil, Esq., Bassil & Budreau
  • Juvenile Court Judge Jay D. Blitzman
  • Hon. Margot Botsford (ret.), Supreme Judicial Court
  • Dr. Judith G. Edersheim, MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior and Harvard Medical School
  • Patricia Garin, Esq., Shapiro Weissberg & Garin LLP
  • ADA Mark Hallal, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
  • Barbara Kaban, Esq.
  • Dr. Robert Kinscherff, MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior and Harvard Law School
  • Superior Court Judge Jeffrey A. Locke
  • ADA Kate MacDougall, Essex County District Attorney’s Office
  • ADA David O’Sullivan, Essex County District Attorney’s Office
  • Cecely Reardon, General Counsel, Department of Youth Services
  • Rosemary Scapicchio, Esq.
  • ADA Mark Zanini, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office

“Focus on Juvenile Murder Cases” will cover the following subject areas:

  • Review of Cases and Issues Pending in Courts
  • Current Science and the Adolescent Brain
  • Specific Litigation and Trial Issues in Juvenile Murder Cases (e.g. Felony Murder & Joint Venture, Self Defense, Statements, Plea Negotiations, Specific Intent, Specific Jury Instructions, etc.)
  • Sentencing (e.g. Constitutional and Statutory Standards, Parole Eligibility, Sentencing Considerations, DYS and Prison Experience, etc.)

This full-day bench/bar educational program will provide you with a unique opportunity to benefit from the experience and expertise of seasoned judges, attorneys, and experts who have grappled with these important issues.

Space is limited. Register today!