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“In Case You Missed It” Law Update (Zoom Program)

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm UTC

The anticipated increase in jury trials and court activity soon will place demands on trial judges. Now is the time to make sure you are prepared to implement a number of recent appellate decisions addressing a wide range of issues, including new rules to address racial and ethnic discrimination in jury selection, jury deliberations and police stops. Experienced judges will need to unlearn some things. Newer judges will need to get up to speed. All trial judges will need to know and implement these decisions – and may even need to shake off some rust from the past year of reduced trial activity.

Keep current on the developments of the last year and a half.  Join Hon. Douglas H. Wilkins, Associate Justice of the Superior Court, and Hon. Kathryn E. Hand, Associate Justice of the Appeals Court, for a brief survey of selected civil and criminal cases recently decided by the Massachusetts appellate courts.

This Zoom program, featuring a segment devoted to jury trial practices, will help judges to keep current on emerging topics and trends affecting the law. The speakers will highlight a few key legal developments, including:

•    A preview of selected revisions to the Massachusetts Jury Trial Benchbook (published by the Flaschner Judicial Institute), particularly regarding empanelment and jury management
•    New pretrial and postconviction detention decisions, arising from the COVID-19 pandemic
•    New Civil developments, including the new causation decision
•    Other appellate decisions that will affect the courts as they reopen

Don’t miss this opportunity to catch up or refresh yourself on what you may have missed (or forgotten).


Tuesday, April 6, 2021
3:00pm - 4:30pm UTC
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