Thursday, Sep. 27, 2012
MBA Criminal Justice Section Council forms committee to assist members with issues surrounding DPH Lab scandal
The Massachusetts Bar Association has been actively working and
meeting with state officials from the Gov. Deval L. Patrick
Administration, Attorney General's Office, courts and the Committee
for Public Counsel Services to address the ongoing issues
surrounding the Department of Public Health Drug Lab Scandal.
Providing access for defense counsel representing clients in
thousands of cases affected has been the main priority of the MBA.
Below is a memo from the commonwealth's Executive Office of Public
Safety and Security, along with a form to be used by defense
counsel to access a state-created database of information to
identify individuals whose cases potentially may have been
The MBA Criminal Justice Section Council is creating a new
committee to assist members with information and guidance on the
ongoing DPH crisis.
To view the practice memo, click
To view the form, click here.