CLE Program

A Criminal Lawyer's Guide to Practice in the Massachusetts District Courts


Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Massachusetts School of Law
Meeting Room
500 Federal Street
Andover, MA, 01810

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MBA Paralegals : $40.00
MBA Law Student : $40.00
MBA New Admittee : $40.00
MBA Member : $80.00
Non-member : $160.00

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You don’t want to take a criminal case unless you attend this seminar. Our distinguished faculty designed this program to educate practitioners on the journey of representing an individual accused of a crime in the district courts of Massachusetts. Topics include: 

  • Arraignments and bail hearings;
  • Revocation of bail requests and probation surrender hearings;
  • Alternatives to bail-bracelets, pre-trial probation, civil commitments under Sec. 35;
  • Discovery;
  • Pre-trial conference reports;
  • Bill of particulars;
  • Motions to suppress;
  • Motions to dismiss;
  • Pleas;
  • Trial issues (including voir dire and motions in limine); and
  • Sentencing.


Hon. Barbara S. Pearson, Program Chair
Lowell District Court , Lowell
Hon. James D. Barretto, Panelist
Brookline District Court , Brookline
Alice E. Casey, Esq., Panelist
Middlesex County District Attorneys Office , Woburn
Colleen B. Cashman, Esq., Panelist
Carol-Ann Fraser, Esq., Panelist
Fraser Law Office , Andover
Robert W. Normandin, Esq., Panelist

Sponsoring Sections:

Criminal Justice Section
Young Lawyers Division

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