Massachusetts Senate Counsel Alice Moore and state
Administration and Finance Counsel David Sullivan were featured
speakers at the Public Law Section Council open meeting in March.
Both answered questions and provided information and pointers
regarding working with the legislative and executive
The featured speaker at the Criminal Justice Section Council open
meeting in March was Roger Michel Jr. Michel (left), the newest of
the seven-member Massachusetts Parole Board, described the ins and
outs of the Parole Board process and offered advice to enhance the
lawyers' role leading up to and during parole hearings.
"The work is really rewarding," said Michel, who left the
Massachusetts Appeals Court for the Parole Board several months
ago. Michel handles between 15 and 25 hearings per day and told the
group that the full board handles as many as 10,000 hearings
annually. Also on hand was Timothy Dooling, the board's deputy
chief legal counsel.