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Boston, Mass. (May 23, 2018) — The Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) condemns attempts by lawmakers to impeach Judge Timothy Feeley for his decision to sentence Manuel Soto-Vittini to two years of probation following his guilty plea to charges of drug distribution.
Contrary to many reports, Judge Feeley’s sentence was not intended to affect Mr. Soto-Vittini’s immigration status. Mr. Soto-Vittini’s […]
Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Featuring keynote speaker, Andrea Lyon, author of The Feminine Sixth: Women for the Defense, accomplished death-penalty lawyer, and Dean of Valparaiso University Law School. Ms. Lyon is a nationally recognized expert in the field of death penalty […]
Thursday, June 7, 2018, 6–8pm
238 Cabot Street, Holyoke, MA
The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will […]
The MACDL Strike Force Committee Chair, John Amabile , recently represented a MACDL member who was subpoenaed to testify against a client charged with conspiring to violate the drug laws. The case stemmed from an alleged incident where a family member brought an eyeglass case to court for the Defendant, who was in custody, When the lawyer was on her way to speak […]
Dear MACDL members,
On April 11, the House Committee on Ways & Means released its budget recommendations for the next fiscal year, FY 2019. The House budget provides for an increase in appropriation for private counsel compensation, increasing the rate of compensation for Superior Court cases from $60 to $68 per hour and for Mental Health cases from $50 to $53 per hour.
While we are pleased to see the […]