Tag Archives: criminal appeals

Subsequent Offenses Webinar

1 CLE: CRIM, APPS, YAD, YADAPPS

If your client is charged and convicted of being a repeat offender, the sentences can be much longer and the collateral consequences much greater. Learn and review strategies for defending “subsequent offense” cases. This is a great training for someone who wants to transition from District to Superior Court practice or for the more experienced practitioner who is looking for additional tools and tactics to improve case outcomes.

Presenter: Mike Tumposky, Esq. (Boston, MA)

To Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sd-qhqDwjHteWOE8DUKn71kFeH-fLH3FE

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Zealous Zooming: Effective Advocacy in Virtual Court

1.5 CLE (Adult Criminal, Criminal Appeals, CAFL, YAD, YAD appeals, MHLD, SORB/SDP

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5IVAby8VTNiWn5L7bsp1Uw

Join us for a primer on using ZOOM video conferencing, specifically for trial attorneys. We will be discussing:

  • how to login to a Zoom meeting,
  • how to configure your settings, on a phone, computer or tablet
  • how to participate in a Zoom meeting/training/hearing,
  • using the chat function,
  • Zoom etiquette
  • How to look good/better on Zoom and
  • Some basic litigation strategies issues

Homes of the Brave: Release Plans in Postconviction Advocacy

1.5 CLE (Adult Criminal, Criminal Appeals, other panels TBD

Register Here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrcuuspz8sGtS0pzRVhYBYpBSscsCmTfnw

This 90-minute webinar is intended for both attorneys and social service advocates, and will provide information on how to effectively formulate release plans/home plans for postconviction clients, and how to present these plans as compelling reasons why a judge, parole board, or correctional commissioner or sheriff should allow your motion or petition for release.

 

Topics will include:
  • postconmotions for stays of sentences
  • motions to revise or revoke
  • parole board advocacy
  • petitions for compassionate release (“medical parole”)
  • obtaining funds for social service advocates/experts in the postconviction context

 

Faculty will include Carrie Burke, Kristin Dame, Lisa Kavanaugh, Murray Kohn, and Mara Voukydis.

 

To Register for Homes of the Brave:  Release Plans in Post Conviction Advocacy:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrcuuspz8sGtS0pzRVhYBYpBSscsCmTfnw

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Immigration Consequences of Criminal Conduct

2 CLE:  Adult Criminal, Criminal Appeals, YAD, YAD Appeals

CPCS Webinar: Immigration Consequences of Criminal Conduct
Monday, June 15
10 pm – 12pm

In this refresher training, Jen Klein and Claire Valentin from the Immigration Impact Unit will review of the basics of immigration consequences of criminal conduct. The training will cover immigration enforcement as a result of criminal conduct as well as the criminal grounds of inadmissibility and deportability.

 

The training builds on the May 8 and May 15th training “Life of an Immigration Case for the Criminal Defense Practitioner” (now on MyGideon as a recording), and is also appropriate for any attorney looking to brush up on how to advise noncitizen clients facing criminal charges.

 

Register

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Raising Competency in Juvenile Court

1.5 CLE: Del, YAD Appeals, MH
1.0 CLE: Adult Crim., Adult Crim.  Appeals

 

Join us for a discussion on the law of competency, how to raise the issue, what are the red flags, and legal issues you should be aware of. We will also focus on some of the specific issues we see in juvenile court. (Please note: this is one of the required modules for those required as part of juvenile certification)

 

Presenters: Barbara Kaban and Wendy Wolf

 

To register:  https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/1812614594814232065

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

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Representing Veterans: Much More than Diversion & Treatment Courts

CLE:  1.5 for Adult Criminal, Criminal Appeals, CAFL; 1 for Mental Health Litigation

This webinar will be led by Jason Thomas, the Veterans Program Coordinator for the Trial Court, who is a veteran himself (a current reservist) and a former public defender.

 

This training will enable participants to identify and understand the resources available to veteran clients, with a particular focus on accessing the resources provided by the federal department of Veterans Affairs and the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services. Mr. Thomas will also provide an overview of the military in general and transitioning out of the military, and will discuss diversion options and the Veterans’ Treatment Courts.

Representing Veterans: Much More than Diversion & Treatment Courts
June 4, 2020, 1pm to 2:30 pm
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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