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 the one being asked for by the Commonwealth. The guidelines, which can be used in District/BMC as well as Superior Courts, can be a critical part of effective sentencing advocacy.
Come learn about the guidelines, the changes, and how to best use them on behalf of your clients from a member of the Commission. Shira Diner,senior attorney for the Criminal defense training unit, will lead the training.
This event is free and open to criminal defense practitioners only. It is not open to members of the press or the general public. It will count for CLE credit. Light refreshments will be served.
To register, click the button below or send an email RSVP to Lenore Glaser:
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