On Demand Program

Criminal Law Chat: An Introduction to Court, Arraignments and Motion Practice


Date Aired: Friday, October 1, 2021
Runtime: 3:00h

Program Code:


Program Options:

Watch On Demand

The MBA offers, upon request, Certificates of Attendance to individuals who attend real-time webcasts. Certificates are not available for participation in recorded MBA On Demand programs.


Member : $0.00
Non-Member : $100.00
Register On Demand

If you have questions/issues with purchasing or viewing a CLE Program, please click here to email Massbar Education.

Virtual series explores what every Massachusetts criminal lawyer needs to know

Join the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section for a virtual program series on the ever-changing area of criminal law in Massachusetts District Court. The series will offer an opportunity for practitioners on both sides of the aisle to learn important lessons from judges, probation officers, defense counsel and other presenters from across the commonwealth.

The first program in the series will focus on getting to know the court, arraignments and general motion practice. Expert panelists, including judges from across the state, will discuss their courtroom practices, what they like to see from the prosecution and defense, and what needs work.

The second half of this program will include a breakout session, where defense attorneys will receive private trainings on best practices at initial court hearings. Participants will have the opportunity to ask expert panelists a variety of questions.

Special pricing is available for practitioners on the CAFL, YAD and MH Division panels, and government attorneys, who may attend for $25. Call MBA Member Services to register at (617) 338-0530.

This program is approved for 3 YAD Appeals/ Criminal Appeals/ YAD Trial/ Criminal Trial credits.

This webinar was hosted using Zoom.


Barry Bisson, Esq., Program Chair
Bisson Law, Boston
Hon. Matthew Machera, Panelist
Chelsea District Court, Chelsea
Hon. Carol-Ann Fraser, Panelist
Suffolk Probate and Family Court, Boston
Hon. Charles Groce, Panelist
Hampden County Superior Court, Springfield
Katelyn Giliberti, Assistant Clerk Magistrate,, Panelist
Salem District Court, Salem
John Murphy, Assistant Clerk Magistrate,, Panelist
Chelsea District Court, Chelsea
Brian Bermudez, Esq., Panelist
Health Law Advocates Inc., Boston
Christopher Dearborn, Esq., Panelist
Hamilton Wenham Regional High School, Hamilton
Peter Elikann, Esq., Panelist
Law Office of Peter Elikann, Boston
Cristina Rodrigues, Esq., Panelist
CPCS-Mental Health Panel, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Criminal Justice Section

NOTE: This is a previously recorded MBA On Demand product.
When you register, you will receive a link via email to the previously recorded MBA On Demand program and its ePublication. Your member profile will also contain a permanent link to the MBA On Demand version of the program.

System Requirements
Read the On Demand system requirements and view an On Demand product demonstration. If you have questions regarding On Demand products or how to use the software, contact Senior Programs Manager Marc A. D'Antonio, Esq. at (617) 338-0646 or email Marc.

Read System Requirements  Watch On Demand Demonstration

Related Products

Items listed in this section are available for purchase/download separately from the product you are viewing above.

Become an MBA Member Today!

Education, advocacy, networking, volunteer and mentoring opportunities, insurance, referrals ─ these are just some of the many reasons to belong to the MBA. We also provide access to services and tools to help you sharpen your practice and manage your work-life balance.