Tag Archives: covid

Parole Release Hearings During COVID

Perhaps you petitioned successfully for early parole consideration and find your client now has an imminent parole release hearing. Or, in evaluating your client’s options, you learn that she is parole eligible and has a hearing scheduled only a few weeks away. How can you help? This training will provide a walk-through of how to support clients in various circumstances who will soon face parole release hearings. The training will also provide some updates relative to COVID parole advocacy. There will be an opportunity for questions.

CLE Requirements Reinstated for FY2021

⚠ COVID-19 Crisis Updates [7/7/2020]: 

CPCS CLE requirements for panel attorneys are once again in effect.  See the CPCS Training Calendar for CPCS sponsored and CLE approved webinars.  You may contact your appropriate panel head to determine whether credit will be given for trainings offered that are not sponsored by CPCS. We will be offering frequent remote training opportunities so that you may continue your professional development and meet  the CLE requirements to maintain your panel certification.

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
Zoom app on iPhone and laptop

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

DYS Advocacy & Clients Recently Committed during the Pandemic

Please join us on Monday, April 27, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (2 CLE’s) for a webinar on DYS Advocacy and Representing Clients Who have Recently Been Committed to DYS. We will go over the process of what happens when your client is committed to DYS and how to represent your committed client during the pandemic. Our presenters will be Attorney Brian Anderson and YAD Social Service Advocate Raquel Vargas.

Please register at: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/8157195808873930753

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Education Advocacy for Clients as a result of COVID-19 School Closures

The EdLaw Project is offering a number of regional webinars for attorneys and social workers on education advocacy during the COVID-19 health crisis.  Please note, these webinars are all the same content, however we encourage you to attend the webinar in your practice region for a localized conversation.  The webinar has been approved for 1 CAFL / YAD CLE.

This is for Norfolk and Plymouth Counties.  To rsvp, contact Elizabeth Levitan at eleveitan@publiccounsel.net