Chapter 278A Working Group Training
Cutting Edge Issues & Collaborations in Post-conviction Forensic Testing
Wed. Dec. 15, 2-4pm
Please join a training hosted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office in partnership with the members of the Chapter 278A Working Group, which includes the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory, the CPCS Innocence Program, the New England Innocence Project, and the BC Innocence Program. The following topics will be covered at the training, followed by an opportunity for Q and A with the panelists: Continue reading
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Nov 3, 2021 14:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: YAD/PC Appeals/IP – Writing & Litigating New Trial Motions
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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.
1.5 CLE (Adult Criminal, Criminal Appeals, other panels TBD
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: