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Sentencing: The Basics and Beyond (In-Person Program)

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 9:00am - 3:30pm EDT


*This is an in-person program*

This full-day program for Massachusetts judges will look closely at sentencing law, sentencing dispositions, probation, and parole. The following topics will be covered:

• Sentencing Basics, Judicial Perspective by Department
• How Probation Can Help the Court, Probation Surrenders, and Probation Supervision
• What Judges Need to Know About Parole
• Understanding Sentencing and Correctly Stating Sentencing Dispositions
• The Sentencing Guidelines

This useful and timely information will empower both new and experienced judges to issue better sentences. Chief Justice Jeffrey A. Locke, chair of the Massachusetts Sentencing Commission, will provide opening remarks. There will also be time allotted for Q&A and discussion with colleagues.

Seats are limited, and advance registration is necessary. Sign up now to confirm your spot.

Panelists and Planners:

Hon. James F. Lang (Program Chair/Moderator)
Associate Justice, Superior Court

Charles W. Anderson, Jr.
Associate General Counsel, Legal Division, Department of Correction

Shira Diner, Esq.
Todd & Weld, LLP
Commissioner, Massachusetts Sentencing Commission

Lee J. Gartenberg, Esq.
Director of Inmate Legal Services, Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (Ret.)
Former Member, Massachusetts Parole Board

Hon. Dana M. Gershengorn
Associate Justice, Juvenile Court

Nina Pomponio, Esq.
General Counsel, Massachusetts Probation Service

Hon. Jonathan R. Tynes
Associate Justice, Boston Municipal Court

Hon. Joshua Wall
Associate Justice, Superior Court
Former Chairman, Massachusetts Parole Board

Hon. Douglas H. Wilkins
Associate Justice, Superior Court

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Thursday, October 20, 2022
9:00am - 3:30pm EDT
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