CPCS approved for 3 hours of credit from the Mental Health Litigation, Adult Criminal Trial, Youth Advocacy Division (YAD), Children and Family Law (CAFL) and Post-Conviction panels.
Presented by members of the Supreme Judicial Court Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Evidence Law which produced the just released 2015 Massachusetts Guide to Evidence
Appeals Court Justice Peter W. Agnes, Chair, SJC Evidence Committee
Prof. Philip K. Hamilton, New England Law, Member, SJC Evidence Committee
Attorney Elizabeth N. Mulvey, Crowe & Mulvey, Member, SJC Evidence Committee
Presented by members of the SJC Advisory Committee on Evidence, this program will first be given to judges as part of the release of the 2015 Edition of the Massachusetts Guide to Evidence.
As a recent article in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly noted, changes in the 2015 Massachusetts Guide to Evidence are “extensive” and “substantive.” The 2015 Guide includes three entirely new sections, substantial revisions in another, and incorporates 45 new SJC and Appeals Court cases, plus restyles certain text to be consistent with the Federal Rules of Evidence. This CLE will concentrate on these new and revised topics:
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- “Restyling” of the Guide
- Admissibility of Police Reports
- Opening Statements and Closing Arguments
- Evidentiary Issues in Care and Protection Cases
- Other Bad Acts
- Eyewitness Identification (including Commonwealth v. Crayton and other recent decisions)
Same day registrations are $5.00 extra. Registration fees are non-refundable. Call 617-226-1361 for questions.