Focus On Juvenile Murder Cases - PROGRAM AND LUNCH

Event Start:
06/09/2017 9:00 AM
Event End:
06/09/2017 4:30 PM

Sponsored by the Social Law Library and the Flaschner Judicial Institute

CPCS approved for 6 hours of credit from the Youth Advocacy Division, Post-conviction, and Adult Criminal Trial panels.

Date and Time: Friday, June 9, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Social Law Library, Boston, MA.
Cost: Program with Lunch: $170


Moderator: Judge Kenneth J. King, Juvenile Court
Judge Jay D. Blitzman, Juvenile Court
Justice Margot Botsford (ret.), Supreme Judicial Court
Judge Jeffrey A. Locke, Superior Court 


Janice Bassil, Esq., Bassil & Budreau
Patricia Garin, Esq., Shapiro, Weissberg & Garin, LLP
Barbara Kaban, Esq. (ret.), Director of Juvenile Appeals, CPCS
Kate MacDougall, ADA, Essex County District Attorney’s Office
David O’Sullivan, ADA, Essex County District Attorney’s Office
Cecely Reardon, General Counsel, Department of Youth Services
Rosemary Scapicchio, Esq., Law Offices of Rosemary Curran Scapicchio
Mark Zanini, ADA, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office


Dr. Judith G. Edersheim, Co-Director, MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Senior Consultant, Law & Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Robert Kinscherff,
Senior Fellow in Law & Applied Neuroscience, MGH Center for Law, Brain & Behavior and Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School Associate Professor, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology & Associate Vice President for Community Engagement, William James College Senior Associate, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

Program Description:

 “Focus on Juvenile Murder Cases” will cover the following subject areas:

  • Review of Cases and Issues Pending in Courts
  • Current Science and the Adolescent Brain
  • Specific Litigation and Trial Issues in Juvenile Murder Cases (e.g. Felony Murder & Joint Venture, Self Defense, Statements, Plea Negotiations, Specific Intent, Specific Jury Instructions, etc.)
  • Sentencing (e.g. Constitutional and Statutory Standards, Parole Eligibility, Sentencing Considerations, DYS and Prison Experience, etc.) 
This full-day bench/bar educational program will provide you with a unique opportunity to benefit from the experience and expertise of seasoned judges, attorneys, and experts who have grappled with these important issues. Space is limited. Register today!

Online registration is encouraged. For questions on group discounts, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general CLE information call Michael Saporito at 617-226-1343. Space is limited. Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Same day registrations are $5.00 extra. Registration fees are non-refundable. Registrants for this program acknowledge that during the program their photographic or videographic images may be incidentally taken; registrants agree that the submission of their registrations for this program constitutes their written consent to the Social Law Library’s use of any such image in print and online materials solely for promotion of the Library’s noncommercial CLE seminars and other educational events and activities.

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