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Brown Bag Lunch: Next-Level Sentencing Advocacy

March 13, 12:30 to 1:30pm

Todd & Weld, LLP, One Federal Street, Boston

JOIN US for an informal brown bag lunch with Jane Peachy of the Federal Defenders, who will lead a conversation about strategies for excellent sentencing advocacy applicable in both state and federal court. Our discussion will cover both the underlying principles and purposes of sentencing and the nuts and bolts […]

By |2020-03-16T16:56:05+00:00March 13th, 2020|Past Events|Comments Off on Brown Bag Lunch: Next-Level Sentencing Advocacy

MACDL to Host Reception Following CJA Training

THE FEDERAL DEFENDERS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT (CJA) BOARD will present a CLE program on Tuesday, January 28 from 2:30 to 5 pm (note time change to accommodate a reception that MACDL will host following the program) in the jury assembly room of the Boston federal courthouse. We hope to be able to stream to RI, NH, Springfield, and Worcester

The seminar will include a panel discussion of tips for […]

By |2020-02-10T18:58:47+00:00January 28th, 2020|Past Events|Comments Off on MACDL to Host Reception Following CJA Training

New Sentencing Computation Issues

Friday, November 22, 2019, 12pm – 1:30pm

Todd & Weld, LLP, One Federal Street, Boston

Dear MACDL Members,

Please join us for MACDL’s next informal brown bag lunch where we will be joined by Lee Gartenberg, Director of Inmate Services at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office. Attorney Gartenberg will help us understand the new policies concerning earned good time, completion credits, and other sentencing computation […]

By |2019-11-23T14:28:44+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Past Events|Comments Off on New Sentencing Computation Issues

DNA Training — Beyond the Basics

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 9:30am to 4:30pm

Law Offices of WilmerHale, 60 State Street, Boston

A COMPREHENSIVE DNA TRAINING geared towards trial and post-conviction attorneys that gets beyond the basics, led by forensic DNA experts as well as experienced attorneys. The training will cover the following topics, and will end with breakout sessions examining issues in cases proposed by attendees:

  • DNA litigation tips and […]
By |2019-06-14T20:47:20+00:00June 13th, 2019|Past Events|Comments Off on DNA Training — Beyond the Basics

Women’s MACDL Happy Hour

Join Us — Appetizers Provided, Cash Bar

Who: The Women of Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) & women who need to belong but don’t know it yet!

When: Tuesday April 23, 2019, from 5 to 8pm

Where: Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116

Why: To continue increasing connections, collaboration and support amongst the amazing female defense attorneys in the […]

By |2019-04-24T18:26:26+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Past Events|Comments Off on Women’s MACDL Happy Hour

2019 Advanced Post-Conviction Litigation Seminar

Friday March 22, 2019 from 9am to 5pm (check in begins 8:30am)

WilmerHale 60 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Registration is now open…

This program reaches capacity every year so please register now by clicking the button below

Topics Include*

New appellate rules Advanced legal research

Standards of review

First Step Act

DNA/probabilistic genotyping

Updates: State criminal law, […]

By |2019-03-24T04:46:28+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Past Events|Comments Off on 2019 Advanced Post-Conviction Litigation Seminar

Medically Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Monday, March 11, 2019, 12:30 – 2pm

Todd & Weld, LLP, One Federal Street, Boston

Dear MACDL Members,

Please join us for MACDL’s next informal brown bag lunch where we will have a discussion with legal and medical experts who will help us understand the different treatments for opioid use disorder, and how we can help our clients get treatment in jail. Our presents […]

By |2019-03-12T13:47:53+00:00March 11th, 2019|Past Events|Comments Off on Medically Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

The Macon B. Allen Group Meet & Greet Happy Hour

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5–7pm

The White Bull Tavern, 1 Union Street, Boston

The Macon B. Allen group is a newly created MACDL committee named after the first African American licensed to practice law. We are focusing on fostering diversity and inclusion amongst Massachusetts defense attorneys. Please contact Brittanie Allen if you are interested in joining this group.

And please […]

By |2019-03-12T13:48:07+00:00February 28th, 2019|Past Events|Comments Off on The Macon B. Allen Group Meet & Greet Happy Hour
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