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Litigating Section 35: Pandemic Edition (3:00pm)

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Inside the addiction treatment unit at the Hampden County Jail in Ludlow. It's known as the Stonybrook Stabilization and Treatment Center. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

May 26, 2020
3:00 pm ( also available at 1:30pm )
1 CLE for Adult Criminal, Criminal Appeals, Mental Health Litigation, Juvenile/YAD, Juvenile/YAD appeals

To Register:
https://attendee.gototraining.com/rt/4792428544598742017

The COVID-19 pandemic poses special risks to the lives, health, and constitutional rights of respondents facing commitment pursuant to G.L.c. 123, Section 35. Our zealous advocacy for these vulnerable clients is more important than ever. This webinar is intended to assist you in representing respondents during these difficult times. It will cover:

  • a refresher on the basics: the criteria for commitment, the applicable standard and rules of evidence
  • the state of treatment and social distancing at the facilities
  • how to demand due process during these remote hearings
  • special concerns for Section 35 clients
  • choosing between current options for appeal

Venue

1 CLE: CRIM, APPS, MH, YAD, YADAPPS

Organizer

CPCS Training