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Chapter 278A Working Group Training

Chapter 278A Working Group Training
Cutting Edge Issues & Collaborations in Post-conviction Forensic Testing
Wed. Dec. 15, 2-4pm

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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

YAD/PC Appeals/IP – Writing & Litigating New Trial Motions

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

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

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: