Senior Lawyers Authors Series: The Hanging Judge by Judge Michael A. Ponsor

12/03/2013 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join the Senior Lawyers Section as they welcome Judge Michael A. Ponsor to discuss his new novel The Hanging Judge. A discussion about his experiences as both a judge and an author will be followed by a Q&A session and a networking reception....
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Access to Justice: Beyond the Courthouse

11/12/2013 - 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
The Boston Lawyer Chapter, the New England School of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Boston Bar Association Administration of Justice Section present: Access to Justice: Beyond the Courthouse. Professor and ACS National Board of Directors Chair Peter Edelman will discuss current access to justice issues....
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Benchmarks: Evaluating Measurements of Judicial Productivity

11/08/2013 - 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
The symposium is inspired by a law review article co-authored by the Honorable William G. Young, Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and New England Law Professor Jordan M. Singer. In the article, titled "Bench Presencce: Toward a More Complete Model of Federal District Court Productivity," the authors propose "bench presence" - the number of hours a trial judge spends adjudicating issues in the open courtroom - as a critical measure of a trial court's overall productivity....
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A Candid Bench-Bar Conversation on Judicial Evaluations

11/04/2013 - 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Trial Court Chief Justice Paula Carey will discuss the issues concerning judicial evaluation and why it matters. Moderator Jack Cinquegrana,will encourage lawyers to ask questions of the panel and engage in a candid and constructive dialogue to identify ways to improve participation and boost the practical value of the evaluation system....
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Examining the Civil Right to Counsel on the 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright

10/24/2013 - 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Come celebrate the legacy of Gideon v. Wainwright and its impact on the civil right to counsel movement with the BBA Statewide Task Force to Expand Civil Legal Aid in Massachusetts. This half-day conference will educate interested stakeholders about efforts locally and nationally to evaluate the implications of a civil right to counsel and create such a right in appropriate legal matters....
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Presumptive Mediation: Judge Curran Discusses his Pilot Superior Court ADR Program

10/04/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
The Administration of Justice Section invites you to join Judge Curran to discuss his experience with the pilot project, including the state of the Superior Court's civil docket, the benefits of mediation for early case resolution, and presumptive mediation's effect on the speedy disposition of cases. We will also discuss Medicare liens and how the Medicare Secondary Payor statute affects case resolution, including through mediation....
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A Conversation with Honorable Mark L. Wolf

09/18/2013 - 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Please join the BBA's Civil Rights & Civil Liberties and Administration of Justice Sections at this exciting program. Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres as we discuss human rights in Russia with the Honorable Mark L. Wolf....
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Taking Stock on the 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright

06/21/2013 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Fifty years ago, in the case of Gideon v. Wainwright, the United States Supreme Court declared the 6th Amendment requires that states, like the federal government, provide trial counsel to indigent defendants in criminal cases. To mark the anniversary of that decision, Professor Carol Steiker of Harvard Law School will examine the structural impediments to full implementation of the guarantees of Gideon and address proposed reforms....
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CLE - Human Trafficking: A Call to Action (FREE)

Human trafficking is one of the largest and fastest-growing illegal industries in the world. Join us for this complimentary program in which attendees will learn about the issue at large, what is being done in Massachusetts to address it, and ways you can get involved. There is no fee to attend this seminar, which is sponsored by the BBA's Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP). ...
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Guantanamo Revisited: A Retrospective, the Status Quo and A Look Ahead

05/08/2013 - 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
What does Guantanamo teach us about the American justice system almost twelve years after 9/11, and what does the future hold for the prison and its remaining detainees? A distinguished panel of attorneys who filed habeas petitions on behalf of detainees will join us for a discussion of their experiences and an exploration of these and other questions....
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The Work of the Trial Court's Access to Justice Initiative

04/25/2013 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
This brown bag lunch program will update members on the latest work of the Trial Court's Access to Justice Initiative.We will hear about the Trial Court's efforts including their most recent work, involving language access strategies and translating court forms, improving technology access for court users, expanding the uses of limited assistance representation (LAR), and establishing court service centers in multijurisdictional courthouses, as well as a summary of the Trial Court’s progress in implementing its mission objectives, and the future direction of the Trial Court's Access to Justice Initiatives....
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