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CPCS Committee Meeting Agenda – November 19, 2020 Meeting

  • Approval of minutes of the October 15, 2020 meeting
  • Amicus Request(s)
    • C.M. v. Commissioner of Dep’t of Children & Family, SJC-13015
    • Commonwealth v. Jenks, SJC-13016
    • Silva v. Barr, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, No. 20-1593
    • Sign on in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction to Prohibit New Asylum Rule Expanding Criminal Bars from Going into Effect (Informational Purpose Only – Approved by Executive Committee on November 2, 2020)
    • Commonwealth v. Concepcion, SJC-12382 (Informational Purpose Only – Approved by Executive Committee on November 12, 2020)
  • FY 2020 Attrition Statistics
  • Calendar Year 2021 Meeting Dates
  • Commitments $10,000 and Over Report
  • Monthly Financial Overview Report
  • FY 2021 Budget Update
  • Chief Counsel Report
  • Executive Session
    • Litigation Matter

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Committee Meeting Agenda – October 15, 2020 Meeting

  1. Approval of minutes of the September 17, 2020 meeting
  2. Amicus Request(s)
    • Commonwealth v. Sharma, 2020-P-0550
    • Commonwealth v. Hinds, SJC-12953
  1. Temporary Leave Policy Change
  2. Commitment $10,000 and Over Report
  3. Monthly Financial Overview Report
  4. Breathalyzer Litigation Update
  5. Equity and Inclusion Director Update
  6. Chief Counsel Report
  7. Executive Session

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When: Oct 15, 2020 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Committee Meeting Agenda – September 17, 2020 Meeting

Due to social distancing, the Committee will be conducting all matters virtually

  1. Approval of minutes of the July 15, 2020 meeting
  2. Amicus Request(s)
    1. Commonwealth v. T.J., A Juvenile, SJC-12986
    2. Commonwealth v. Keith Winfield, 2019-P-871 (Reporting Only)
  3. Monthly Financial Overview Report
  4. Commitments $10,000 and Over Report
  5. COVID-19 Status Update
  6. Litigation Update:
    1. Carasquillo
    2. DOC
    3. City of Springfield
  7. Chief Counsel Report

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Committee Meeting Agenda – July 15, 2020 Meeting

Due to social distancing, the Committee will be conducting all matters by phone.

  1. Approval of minutes of the June 18, 2020 meeting
  2. Amicus Request(s):
    Commonwealth v. Josiah Zacher, SJC-12952
    Commonwealth v. Caliz, SJC-12932
    Commonwealth v. Delgado-Rivera, SJC-12929
  3. Contract Approval – 100 Cambridge Street, Boston
  4. Monthly Financial Overview Report
  5. CPCS Steps to Combat Racial & Ethnic Disparities
  6. Election of Officers
  7. Chief Counsel Report

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Committee Meeting Agenda – June 18, 2020 Meeting

Due to social distancing, the Committee will be taking all matters by phone.

  1. Approval of minutes of the May 20, 2020 meeting
  1. Amicus Requests – Reporting Only (approved by Executive Committee)
    1. Commonwealth Daniel Nash, 2019-P-0703
    2. Gonzalez v. Immigration & Customs Enf’t, 416 F. Supp. 3d 995 (C.D. Cal. 2019)
  1. Contracts
    1. FY 2021 Bar Advocate Program Contracts
    2. FY 2021 Provision of Legal Services to Dukes and Nantucket Counties Contract
    3. FY 2021 Bar Advocate Program Supervising Attorney Contracts
    4. FY 2021-FY 2022 CAFL Resource Attorney Contracts
    5. FY 2021-FY 2022 MH Regional Coordinator Contracts
  1. Lease Agreement – Boston Office
  1. Committee Rules and Regulations
  1. Monthly Financial Overview Report
  1. Commitments $10,000 and Over Report
  1. FY 2021 Obligations over $25,000 for Preapproval
  1. Discussion of Criminal Justice System Inequities and Police Brutality
  1. Chief Counsel Report
    1. COVID-19
    2. Reopening Plan Update
  1. Executive Session – Personnel Matters

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Committee Meeting Agenda – May 20, 2020 Meeting

Due to the continued Stay at Home Advisory, the Committee will be taking all matters by phone.

  1. Approval of minutes of the April 16, 2020 meeting
  2. Amicus Request(s):
    William Dinkens and Eugene Ivey Mass. Parole Board, SJC-12882
    Commonwealth J.C., A Juvenile, Appeals Court No. 2020-P-0070;SJC-DAR-27424
    Commonwealth J.T., A Juvenile, SJC-12915 and Commonwealth v. G.L., A Juvenile, SJC-12916
  3. Salary Increase for Bar Advocate Program Staff
  4. Juvenile Supervising Attorney Contracts for FY 2021
  5. Monthly Financial Overview Report
  6. Commitments $10,000 and Over Report
  7. COVID-19 Update
  8. Executive Session

CPCS Committee Meeting Agenda – March 19, 2020 Meeting

As you are aware, recent events have raised serious public health concern.  As a result, Governor Baker has declared a State of Emergency in Massachusetts.  In light of these developments, the Committee has determined that they are taking all matters that need to be addressed by phone.

  1. Approval of minutes of the February 25, 2020 meeting
  2. Hourly Cap Increase
  3. Coronavirus – Sick Leave Bank Change
  4. Monthly Financial Overview Report
  5. Commitments $10,000 and Over Report
  6. Chief Counsel Report

Committee Meeting Agenda – February 25, 2020 Meeting

  1. Approval of minutes of the January 16, 2020 meeting
  2. Amicus Request(s)
    1. Commonwealth v. Harding, SJC-12875
    2. In Re:  Adoption of Jermani H., SJC-12880
    3. Commonwealth v. D.R., DAR-27318
    4. In Re:  J.P., SJC-12872
  3. Lease Approvals
    1. Malden Office
    2. Worcester Office
  4. Counsel Crisis Report and Update
  5. Souza-Baranowski Litigation Update
  6. Monthly Financial Overview Report
  7. Commitments $10,000 and Over Report
  8. Chief Counsel Report
  9. Executive Session

Committee Meeting Agenda – January 16, 2020 Meeting

  1. Approval of minutes of the December 18, 2019 meeting
  2. Amicus Requests:
    1. Commonwealth v. Long, SJC-12868
    2. Commonwealth v. Rambert, 2018-P-1282
    3. Commonwealth v. J.S., A Juvenile, 2019-P-1645
    4. Four Co-Defendant Cases:  SJ-2019-0511; SJC-0513; SJ-2019-0512; SJ-2019-0510
    5. Commonwealth v. Bohigian, SJC-12858 (Reporting Only)
  3. Monthly Financial Overview Report
  4. Commitments $10,000 and Over Report
  5. Chief Counsel Report