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Sentencing, Probation, and Parole: What Judges Need to Know

Friday, October 6, 2017 | 8:30am - 4:00pm UTC


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This full-day program for judges will focus on adult sentencing dispositions, Massachusetts sentencing law, probation, and parole. A wide range of sentencing topics will be covered, including:

  • Factors in Sentencing
  • The Defendant’s Standpoint and the Commonwealth’s Point of View
  • Current Issues in Sentencing
  • The Updated Massachusetts Sentencing Guidelines
  • How Probation Can Help the Court, Probation Surrenders, and Probation Supervision
  • What Judges Need to Know about Parole and How Courts Can Help
  • What Judges Need to Know about Execution of the Sentence that was Imposed
  • Sentencing 101
  • Assessment Tools
  • Classification
  • And more!

Through a series of presentations, hypotheticals, and Q&A, “Sentencing, Probation, and Parole” will provide judges with an opportunity to learn about sentencing options and best practices. The program is geared toward newer judges, although experienced judges are also welcome to attend.

Program Co-Chairs:

Hon. Robert C. Rufo
Associate Justice
Barnstable Superior Court

Lee J. Gartenberg, Esq.
Director of Inmate Legal Services
Middlesex Sheriff’s Office

Presenters and Panelists:
In alphabetical order

Charles W. Anderson, Jr., Esq.
Sentencing Counsel
Department of Correction

Hon. James D. Barretto
First Justice
Peabody District Court

Shira Diner, Esq.
Supervising Attorney
CPCS Criminal Defense Training Unit

Edward Dolan
Commissioner of Probation

Hon. Linda E. Giles
Associate Justice
Suffolk Superior Court

Hon. John T. Lu
Associate Justice, Middlesex Superior Court
Chair, Massachusetts Sentencing Commission

Hon. Laurie K. MacLeod
Associate Justice, District Court
Presiding Justice, Western MA Veterans Treatment Court

Carol Mici
Deputy Commissioner of Clinical Services and Reentry
Department of Correction

Christina E. Miller, Esq.
Chief, District Courts and Community Prosecutions
Suffolk District Attorney’s Office

Gloriann Moroney, Esq.
General Counsel
Massachusetts Parole Board


Friday, October 6, 2017
8:30am - 4:00pm UTC
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