CLE Programs

Training Related to Dookhan and Other DPH Cases

Suffolk Lawyers for Justice and Committee for Public Counsel Services will present a training on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Massachusetts Bar Association, 20 West St., Boston to inform members of the defense bar about the latest information on cases emanating from the DPH/Hinton laboratory from 2003 to the present.

Anne Goldbach, forensic director of CPCS, will provide a brief historical overview and synopsis of the issues raised by Dookhan's confession and the state police investigation into the lab. Cathy Bennett, CPCS training director, will address suggested pretrial motions, including motions for discovery and motions to dismiss. Terry Nagel, appellate counsel at CPCS, will present an overview of post-trial motions -- including motions to stay sentence and motions for new trial -- and address some of the pitfalls associated with filing such motions under various circumstances. Wendy Wayne, director of the Immigration Impact Unit at CPCS, will also address issues and pitfalls for clients who have immigration issues.

The courts around the state will begin addressing these cases this month and it will be a massive undertaking to ensure each client receives effective representation. For this reason, it is imperative you attend if you have either a Dookhan case or a case involving the DPH more generally -- whether past or present.

Also, before filing any motions on your client's behalf, you must meet your client and make sure that filing a post-trial motion is in your client's best interest, and some clients may be prejudiced by filing such a motion.

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Anne Goldbach, Esq., program chair
CPCS-Boston, Boston

Cathleen Bennett, Esq.
CPCS-Boston, Boston

Terry Nagel, Esq.
CPCS-Boston, Boston

Wendy Wayne, Esq.
CPCS-Immigration Impact Unit, Somerville

Sponsoring Sections:

Criminal Justice Section

Juvenile & Child Welfare Law Section

Young Lawyers Division

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Date:Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Time:4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:Massachusetts Bar Association
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20 West St
Boston, MA, 02111
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