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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, Supreme Court, Immigration, SORB, SDP, […]

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 will be:

Dr. Henrietta Robin Barnes […]

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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 RSVP to attend the “Meet […]

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Defending Against Charges of Domestic Violence

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 12:30pm–2pm

Todd & Weld, LLP, One Federal Street, Boston

Dear MACDL Members,

Please join us for MACDL’s next informal brown bag lunch!

Janice Bassil of Bassil & Budreau and Lissa McKinney will lead a conversation about about defending against domestic violence cases. Bring your lunch and your questions, comments and stories! For building security, please RSVP by clicking the button below.
RSVP Today

Questions? email Laura Mannion […]

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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 […]

By |2019-03-12T13:49:05+00:00December 5th, 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 […]

By |2019-03-12T13:49:32+00:00November 2nd, 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 […]

By |2019-03-12T13:50:13+00:00October 25th, 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 […]
By |2019-03-12T13:50:28+00:00October 23rd, 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 […]

By |2019-03-12T13:50:43+00:00October 18th, 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 […]

By |2019-03-12T13:51:05+00:00July 18th, 2018|Past Events|Comments Off on Brown Bag Lunch
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