Complex Issues in Rape, Indecent Assault & Battery, and Other Sex Crimes

Event Start:
11/21/2014 9:00 AM
Event End:
11/21/2014 3:00 PM


Jointly planned with the Flaschner Judicial Institute, this full-day CLE for lawyers at the Social Law Library is an encore of a program presented to Massachusetts Trial Court judges.

CPCS approved for 5 hours of CLE credit from Juvenile Delinquency (YAD), Post-conviction, and Adult Criminal Trial panels.

On the Bench:

Hon. Linda E. Giles, , Superior Court, Program Chair
Hon. Kathe M. Tuttman,, Regional Administrative Justice (Criminal), Middlesex Superior Court

For the Prosecution:

Marguerite T. Grant, Assistant District Attorney, Norfolk District Attorney’s Office
David A. Deakin, Chief of the Family Crimes and Sexual Assault Unit, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office

For the Defense:

Michael P. Doolin, Defense Counsel, Dorchester, MA
Larry R. Tipton, Interim Managing Director for the Southeast Region Trial Offices of CPCS

These seasoned judges, savvy prosecutors, and stellar defense attorneys will examine these and other complex issues in rape, indecent assault & battery, and other sex crimes:

Discovery Issues
 — Dwyer-Lampron matters • Electronic access to contraband (e.g., pornography) • Buccal swabs • [Q+A at 9:55 AM]

Motions in Limine —Joinder/severance • Rape Shield Law • Admitting Dwyer evidence at trial • Admissibility of prior bad acts

Trial Issues – Witnesses — Identifying first complaint witness • Competency of child witness • Scope of expert testimony • Expert medical evidence • Courtroom accommodations for child witness • Exemption from sequestration order

Trial Issues – Impanelment— Juror voir dire, including mandatory voir dire questions • Juror questionnaires

Trial Issues – Evidentiary Matters — Limitations of first complaint testimony • Limiting instructions (e.g., first complaint, prior bad act) • Use of SAIN recording to impeach

Jury Instructions — First complaint • Specific unanimity • Constructive force • Divers dates • Separate and distinct acts doctrine • Complainant unconscious or in stupor

Sentencing — Collateral consequences (e.g., GPS, sex offender registration; lifetime community parole supervision, potential exposure to SDP commitment) • Mandatory sentence for aggravated statutory rape • Implications of “3 Strikes” Law

Discount Parking: Park at the Government Center Parking Garage for this event and pay only $19 with a coupon available for pick-up on the day of the event.

Program Only: $100 SLL members and CPCS staff, bar advocates and prosecutors; $150 all others. To sign up for the program only, sign up below. 

Program with Lunch: $115 SLL members and CPCS staff, bar advocates and prosecutors; $165 all others. To sign up for the program with lunch, click here

Online registration is encouraged. For questions on group discounts, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general CLE information call Andrew Hyland at 617-226-1361. Space is limited. Registrations accepted in order of receipt.

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Same day registrations are $5.00 extra. Registration fees are non-refundable.

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