Tag Archives: CLE

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Representing Clients in End-of-Life Cases: What, Why, and How

Curious about the recent MHLD listserv discussion on end-of-life issues?
Do you want to learn more about what respondent’s counsel should be doing in these cases?

Join us for a webinar that includes a presentation by MHLD Staff Attorney Paulette Marie on the law and practice for DNR/DNI casesincluding informed consent, substituted judgment, and other important principles for counsel’s zealous representation. This will be followed by interactive breakout sessions where we will discuss a brief fact pattern you will receive in advance.

You will learn about, or refresh your knowledge of,the fundamentals of these cases and hone your analytic skills in the interactive breakout discussions by brainstorming with your colleagues.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdOygqDwoE9wCk0ZCkdGidQZEtN5LxMpC

This webinar is eligible for 2 MHLD credits—you must participate in the lecture and breakout discussion groups. Registration is limited.

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How to Identify, Obtain, and Utilize Social Service Experts in Criminal Defense Matters

2 CLE: —

 

The District Court Committee and the Criminal Law Committee of the WCBA will be hosting an online training discussing the process of identifying and hiring the proper social service expert to assist in criminal defense matters, on June 4, 2020 from 1-3 pm.

This presentation will be free to WCBA members. Kristin Dame, CPCS Private Counsel Division’s Director of Private Social Work Services will provide an overview of private Social Services Expert vendors, how to identify the right one for certain tasks, and detail the limits of what these workers may or may not be able to do in certain cases. Murray Kohn, Esq., CPCS Appeals, will discuss how to obtain funds for those services. There will also be discussion of how social service experts can assist attorneys with COVID related parole request. Social Service Experts will be present to introduce themselves to attorneys and discuss the areas in which they can provide assistance.

 

This presentation will last approximately 90 minutes followed by time for questions. 2 CLE credits will be provided.

Register on GoToTraining

Speedy Trial Webinar Series Part 2

COVID Court Slowdowns: What Could You Do?

May 28, 2020, 2-3 PM

1.5 CLE:  Adult Criminal, Criminal Appeals, Juvenile/YAD, Juvenile YAD/Appeals

Now that we have discussed the legal aspects of speedy trial, let’s put them to practice! Come hear how can we apply the speedy trial laws to push back on the repeated violations, specifically in the context of probable cause hearings, 58A hearings and continuances for our non-imprisoned clients during this pandemic.

REGISTER:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpceqpqT4uEt1bAtvPL-Q0YBoecUUbm1U_

Part 1 – May 27th, 2-3pm

Speedy Trial Webinar Series Part 1

Demanding a Speedy Trial – and a Trip Down Board Game Memory Lane

May 27, 2020, 2-3 PM 

1 CLE:  Adult Criminal, Criminal Appeals, Juvenile/YAD, Juvenile YAD/Appeals

Come take a trip with us down memory lane to learn about the speedy trial laws and types of violations our clients are facing. This is the first of two sessions, and will focus mainly on the legal aspects of speedy trial and how to demonstrate prejudice. We will cover the three legal avenues for challenging the deprivation of a speedy trial: Rule 36(b), Rule 36(c) and the Constitutional right to speedy trial.

REGISTER:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcOiopj8sE9RcHk9uiNQdfuTZ3uZ6d4wW

 

Sign up for Part 2 – May 28 2pm-3pm

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)

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

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
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)

Litigating Section 35: Pandemic Edition (1:30pm)

May 26, 2020
1:30 pm ( also available at 3:00pm )
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

Prison Rape Elimination Act

May 20, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Prison Rape Elimination Act

Register for Zoom meeting

1.5 CLE for panels:  Adult Criminal, Appeals, YAD, YAD Appeals

 

Dave Rini, Program Manager of the Incarcerated Survivor Support Program at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center will be joining the Criminal Defense Trainers to help us learn about the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).  This training will help us to:

  1. Understand the basics of the Prison Rape Elimination Act,
  2. Understand common PREA issues and tensions in the law,

Practice some techniques for supporting incarcerated clients who have experienced

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Appealing the Denial of COVID-19 Related Motions

This webinar will ​prepare attorneys ​to appeal the denial of COVID-19 ​related motions.  It will cover ​what to consider in deciding whether to appeal, how to appeal, and ​when​ the case ​should be referred to the post-conviction panel. It will cover appealing the denial of bail petitions, MRCP 29 Motions to Revise and Revoke;  MRCP 31 Motions for Stay of Execution of Sentence; Motions for funds for a social worker; and the filing of 211/3 petitions for extraordinary relief.

Attendance at this webinar qualifies for 1.5 CLE for the following panels:  Adult Criminal, Criminal Appeals, YAD/Juvenile and YAD/Juvenile Appeals.

It qualifies for 1 CLE for the MHLD panel.

 

To register for our webinar on Zoom, please use the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrfuyrqzsjGNVcC6JGY5rgAsFe4bGJzoXp