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2018 Annual Winter Meeting

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 5:30–9pm

Carrie Nation Restaurant & Cocktail Club, 11 Beacon Street, Boston

Come one, come all to a fun, informal gathering of the Massachusetts criminal defense bar. Appetizers will be provided, and there will be a cash bar as we mingle and share stories from this past year with old and new friends. Cost is only $30 for members and $40 for non-members. New members […]

By |2018-12-06T15:34:55+00:00November 16th, 2018|Past Events|Comments Off on 2018 Annual Winter Meeting

Dealing with Cell Phone Records

Friday, November 2, 2018, 3–6pm

Law Offices of WilmerHale, 60 State Street, Boston, MA


The Seminar is open to defense practitioners 0NLY
$25 MACDL Members, $35 Non-Members (3 hours CLE credit)

Cell phone evidence is an important part of a rapidly-growing number of criminal cases. As a criminal defense attorney, you want to know whether the government’s analysis of […]

By |2018-11-27T17:19:57+00:00October 12th, 2018|Past Events|Comments Off on Dealing with Cell Phone Records

Cutting Edge Issues for the Criminal Defense Bar

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 2:30–5:30pm

DOCKIT!, 75 Market St., 3rd Floor, Springfield, MA

Dear MACDL Members,

The Massachusetts Sentencing Commission, which is authorized under G.L. c.211E to formulate uniform sentencing policies and develop systematic sentencing guidelines, recently approved a series of changes to the Massachusetts Sentencing Guidelines. The use of the guidelines in sentencing advocacy often is effective in providing the judge with a reason for a shorter sentence than […]

By |2018-11-27T17:22:26+00:00October 8th, 2018|Past Events|Comments Off on Cutting Edge Issues for the Criminal Defense Bar

Immigration Updates for Defense Attorneys

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 12:30–1:30pm

Todd & Weld, LLP, One Federal Street, Boston

Dear MACDL Members,

Please join us for the next in our series of informal brown bag lunches!

Wendy Wayne, Director of the CPCS Immigration Impact Unit, will lead a conversation about what’s new in immigration that should concern the criminal defense bar, addressing issues including:

  • Current immigration enforcement priorities and trends, and […]
By |2018-11-27T17:23:24+00:00October 7th, 2018|Past Events|Comments Off on Immigration Updates for Defense Attorneys

Race Matters in Jury Selection

Thursday, October 18, 4–6pm

Todd & Weld, LLP, One Federal Street, Boston, MA
9th Floor Conference Center

Join MACDL for a discussion about how jury selection is changing in Massachusetts, and the best ways to obtain a jury that will be fair to our ethnically and racially diverse clients. We will discuss implicit racial bias, jury questionnaires, and how to talk to potential jurors during panel voir dire. […]

By |2018-11-27T17:20:52+00:00September 27th, 2018|Past Events|Comments Off on Race Matters in Jury Selection

Brown Bag Lunch


Compassionate Release and Medical Parole in Massachusetts


Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 12:30–2:30pm

Todd & Weld, LLP, One Federal Street, Boston

Dear MACDL Members,

Please join us for the fourth in our series of informal brown bag lunches!


THE COSTS OF CARE FOR DYING PRISONERS HAS SKYROCKETED as the […]

By |2018-11-27T17:24:27+00:00May 15th, 2018|Past Events|Comments Off on Brown Bag Lunch

An Evening with Michael Ponsor

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 6–8pm

Wistariahurst Museum
238 Cabot Street, Holyoke, MA

MACDL presents an evening with New York Times bestselling author, Judge Michael Ponsor, who will talk about his career on the bench and read a selection from his new novel, The One-Eyed Judge.

The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and books will […]

By |2018-11-27T16:53:21+00:00May 10th, 2018|Past Events|Comments Off on An Evening with Michael Ponsor

MACDL Spring Meeting 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Marriott Hotel, Newton, Mass

Registration begins 4pm

Keynote Speaker — Carol Rose

Executive Director, ACLU of Massachusetts
“Law, Resistance and A Freedom Agenda” […]

By |2018-11-27T17:27:34+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Past Events|Comments Off on MACDL Spring Meeting 2018

Advanced Post-Conviction Litigation Seminar

Friday, March 16, 2018, 9am – 5:30pm

WilmerHale, 60 State Street, Boston. MA

Registration begins 8:30am

This tremendously popular program will once again address selected problems faced by post-conviction counsel Although the topics will be addressed at the advanced level, this will be a great program for both new and experienced trial and post-conviction counsel. Register Today! This program is always a big hit. Payment in advance is required. MACDL thanks WilmerHale for […]

By |2018-11-27T17:26:07+00:00February 21st, 2018|Past Events|Comments Off on Advanced Post-Conviction Litigation Seminar