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Issues Involving Individuals with Diminished Capacity (Zoom Program)

*This is a Zoom program.* As judges, we encounter individuals with diminished capacity nearly every day. Whether the person is a litigant, witness, juror or accompanying family member, we must navigate issues of accommodations, communication challenges and competence. Understanding that these issues arise in each Department of the Trial Court, this three-hour Zoom program will ...

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A Conversation with NYU Professor Anna Harvey – The Adverse Consequences of Misdemeanor Prosecutions (Zoom Program)

*This is a Zoom program.* NYU Professor Anna Harvey, founder of the Public Safety Lab and President of the national Social Science Research Council, will discuss the paper she co-authored entitled “Misdemeanor Prosecutions.” Misdemeanor prosecutions make up over 80% of the cases processed by the United States criminal justice system. Professor Harvey’s study of non-violent ...

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Anatomy of a Wrongful Conviction (Zoom Program)

*This is a Zoom Program*   This evening program for Massachusetts judges will explore common factors that lead to Wrongful Convictions. Our panel of experts will share information on why some are convicted of crimes they did not commit and how wrongful convictions may be prevented in the criminal justice system. Attendees will learn best ...

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Crimmigration (Zoom Program)

*This program has been moved to Zoom*   Immigration law is no longer confined to immigration courts. Many defendants who come before you are non-citizens, and the resulting convergence of immigration and criminal law presents practical implications for judges across the Commonwealth. The panelists will provide an overview of the current law, and demonstrate through ...

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JHJEJC Virtual Spring Conference 2022 (Zoom Program)

Justice Harry J. Elam Judicial Conference Co-sponsored by the Flaschner Judicial Institute   *This is a Zoom Program*   Agenda: 1) Guest Speaker: Mr. Thomas Koonce, recipient of first-degree murder commutation from Gov. Charlie Baker. 2) “Race and the 4th Amendment: Challenges for the Trial Judges.” A Panel Discussion with Professors Deborah Ramirez (Northeastern Law) ...

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State Constitutional Law (Zoom Program)

This is an online bench/bar program, co-sponsored with the Social Law Library. Protecting Your Client's Constitutional Rights - Why, When and How to Argue that a Decision Should Be Based on the Massachusetts State Constitution. "For our federalist system to function as it was designed, or our American constitutional rights to be fully protected, for ...

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

Registration Closed. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please send an email to   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 ...

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