Throughout the Commonwealth the school year is drawing to a close and citizens are preparing for their trips to the shore, but Social Law’s Spring CLE semester has yet to slow down. On Wednesday, June 24, the Library, and our co-sponsor, SJC Advisory Committee on Evidence, welcomed a sold-out audience to participate in the annual “Evidence: Learn What the Judges Learn” seminar. Attorneys and judges from around the state joined Appeals Court Justice Peter W. Agnes, Prof. Philip K. Hamilton, New England Law, Member, and Attorney Elizabeth N. Mulvey, Crowe & Mulvey for a high level discussion of the “restyling” of the Guide, admissibility of police reports, opening statements and closing argument, restitution, evidentiary issues in care and protection cases, and eyewitness identification (including Commonwealth v. Crayton and other recent decisions). The program coincided with the release of the 2015 edition of the Massachusetts Guide to Evidence the goal of which is to have both the trial bar and the bench “on the same page” of the SJC’s authoritative bench guide to evidence.
If you were unable to attend and are interested in purchasing a recording of the program, please contact our CLE Librarian, Andrew Hyland, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library would like to thank the faculty, the SJC Advisory Committee on Evidence, and those in attendance for making this event a great success.