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Thursday, Sep. 27, 2012
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MBA Criminal Justice Section Council forms committee to assist members with issues surrounding DPH Lab scandal

The Massachusetts Bar Association has been actively working and meeting with state officials from the Gov. Deval L. Patrick Administration, Attorney General's Office, courts and the Committee for Public Counsel Services to address the ongoing issues surrounding the Department of Public Health Drug Lab Scandal.

Providing access for defense counsel representing clients in thousands of cases affected has been the main priority of the MBA. Below is a memo from the commonwealth's Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, along with a form to be used by defense counsel to access a state-created database of information to identify individuals whose cases potentially may have been impacted.

The MBA Criminal Justice Section Council is creating a new committee to assist members with information and guidance on the ongoing DPH crisis.

To view the practice memo, click here.
To view the form, click here.


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