Category Archives: Committee Meetings

Committee Meeting Agenda – January 18, 2023

The meeting will be hybrid starting at 5:30 p.m. at 75 Federal Street, 5th floor conference room.  If joining virtually, registration is required – details below.

  1. Approval of minutes of the December 21, 2022 meeting
  2. Public Consulting Group (PCG) Contract
  3. Monthly Financial Overview Report
  4. Commitments $10,000 and Over Report
  5. FY24 Maintenance Budget
  6. Chief Counsel Report

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Committee Meeting Agenda – December 21, 2022

The meeting will be REMOTE starting at 5:30 p.m.

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1. Approval of minutes of the October 19, 2022 & November 16, 2022 meetings

2. Legal – Request for Committee Action

a. Amicus recommendation for Commonwealth v. Lonnie Thomas (FAR-29105)

b. Amicus recommendation for Gulluni v. Rollins, First Circuit Dkt. No. 22-1862

c. Amicus report out for Commonwealth v. Juan Gaviria,

Appeals Court No. 20-P-182

Supreme Judicial Court No. FAR-29037

3. ACRSU Appellate Performance Standards

4. Emergency Murder List

5. Monthly Financial Overview Report

6. Commitments $10,000 and Over Report

7. Private Counsel Listening Session Report

8. Chief Counsel Report

9. 2023 Committee meeting dates

This meeting is REMOTE ONLY

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Committee Meeting Agenda – November 16, 2022

The meeting will be REMOTE starting at 5:30 p.m.  Registration is required – details below.

1. Approval of minutes of the October 19, 2022 meeting

2. Legal Action

a. Amicus recommendation for Commonwealth v. Juan Gaviria,
Appeals Court No. 20-P-182
Supreme Judicial Court No. FAR-29037

b. Amicus report out Commonwealth v. Carlos Guardado, SJC-13315

3. Possible settlement in Larocque v. Turco

4. Monthly Financial Overview Report

5. Commitments $10,000 and Over Report

6. Chief Counsel Report

7. POST Commission update

This meeting is REMOTE ONLY

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Committee Meeting Agenda – October 19, 2022

The meeting will be hybrid starting at 5:30 p.m. at 75 Federal Street, 5th floor conference room.  If joining virtually, registration is required – details below.

1. Approval of minutes of the September 21, 2022 meeting

2. Legal – Request for Committee Action

  • Amicus request, Commonwealth v. Sheldon Mattis SJC-11693, Commonwealth v. Jason Robinson SJC-09265
  • Amicus letter in support of application for further appellate review of Commonwealth v. Santana, 101 Mass.App.Ct. 690 (2022)
  • Amicus request, Fonjia v. Garland, No. 22-1625 (1st Circuit)
  • Motion to Intervene with Respect to Protective Order in Joined Middlesex “Hinton Whole Lab” cases (Com. v. Reginald Remy, 0681CR00155; Com. v. Justin Deprospro, 0781CR00294; Com. v. Israel Cedeno-Martinez, 0381CR01623; and Com. v. Ricky Simmons, 0481CR01176)
  • Request for Authorization to Settle Class Action Lawsuit, Coe v. SORB

3. Monthly Financial Overview Report

4. Commitments $10,000 and Over Report

5. Human Resources presentation on CPCS recruitment efforts

6. Chief Counsel Report

7. Executive Session

  • Personnel matters

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Committee Meeting Agenda – September 21, 2022 meeting

The meeting will be hybrid starting at 5:30 p.m.  at 75 Federal Street, 5th floor conference room.  If joining virtually, registration is required – details below.

  1. Approval of minutes of the July20, 2022 meeting
  2. Contract – Special Education Advocacy Attorney Mentors
  3. Insurance Coverage for Board of Bar Overseer Actions
  4. Assigned Counsel Manual – Update
  5. Facilities Request
  6. Monthly Financial Overview Report
  7. Commitments $10,000 and Over Report
  8. Election of Officers
  9. Chief Counsel Report

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Committee Meeting Agenda – July 20, 2022 Meeting

The meeting will be held virtually beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Registration is required – details below.

  • Approval of minutes of the June 14, 2022 meeting
  • Amicus Request(s)
    • Commonwealth v. Correia, SJC-13223
    • Commonwealth v. DiBenedetto, 13253
    • Commonwealth v. Shiner, Appeals Court No. 2019-P-0758
    • Commonwealth v. Jerome Jarrett, SJC-13243
    • Commonwealth v. Watt, SJC-13279
    • James B. Carver v. Carol A. Mici & another, SJC-13247
    • Martin McCauley v. Nelson Alves & another, SJC-13296
    • Haaland v. Brackeen, U.S. Supreme Court No. 21-376
  • Lease Approval – Springfield Office
  • Monthly Financial Overview Report
  • Commitments $10,000 and Over Report
  • FY 2023 Budget Update
  • Counsel Shortage Update
  • Chief Counsel Report

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Committee Meeting Agenda – June 14, 2022 Meeting

The meeting will be held virtually beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Registration is required – details below.

  • Approval of minutes of the May 18, 2022 meeting
  • Amicus Request(s) – Commonwealth v. Edwards (SJC-13242)
  • Court Cost Vendor Manual Update
  • Court Cost Vendor Rate Increase
  • Contract(s)
    • FY 2023 MH Regional Coordinators
    • FY 2023 Bar Advocate Programs
    • FY 2023 Provision of Legal Services to Dukes and Nantucket Counties
  • Contract – Public Consulting Group
  • Child Client Contact Performance Standard – Update Only
  • Monthly Financial Overview Report
  • Commitments $10,000 and Over Report
  • FY 2023 Commitments Over $25,000 for Preapproval
  • FY 2023 Budget Update
  • Chief Counsel Report

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Committee Meeting Agenda – May 18, 2022 Meeting

UPDATE – The Committee meeting will be held completely virtual.  Registration for the zoom webinar is below.

  1. Approval of minutes of the April 13, 2022 meeting
  2. Contracts
    *Post-Conviction Resource Attorneys
    *CAFL Resource Attorneys
  3. Amicus Request(s)
    *Commonwealth v.  Dones, SJC-13271
    *Commonwealth v. B.P., A Juvenile, 2022-P-0147
  4. Sick Leave Bank Change
  5. Monthly Financial Overview Report
  6. Commitments $10,000 and Over Report
  7. Mileage Rate Increase
  8. FY 2023 Budget Update
  9. Chief Counsel Report
  10. Executive Session
    *Personnel Issues

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Committee Meeting Agenda – April 13, 2022 Meeting

The meeting will be held virtually beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Registration is required – details below.

  1. Approval of minutes of the March 16, 2022 meeting
  2. Amicus Requests
    *Commonwealth Robert Silva-Prentice, FAR-28707
    *Russo v. Cummings, SJ-2002-0071
    *22-16-03, Matter of Cisneros
    *Springfield Courthouse Litigation
  3.  Contracts
    *FY 2023 Bar Advocate Program Supervising Attorney Contracts
    *FY 2023 Juvenile Supervising Attorney Contracts
  4. Lease Renewals – Brockton Offices
  5. Monthly Financial Overview Report
  6. FY 2023 Budget Update
  7. Commitments $10,000 and Over Report
  8. Western Mass. Counsel Crisis – Special Master Report
  9. Chief Counsel Report

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