CLE Program

Servicemembers and Veterans in the Criminal Courts


Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Massachusetts Bar Association
Conference Room 101
20 West St
Boston, MA, 02111

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MBA Law Student : $0.00
MBA Member : $0.00
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Non-member : $160.00

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This program will consist of two panels: one discussing best practices in the commonwealth's dedicated Veterans’ Treatment Courts, and the other discussing how to best serve our servicemembers before the general criminal courts.

Suitable for both prosecutors and defense attorneys, the program will discuss:

  • The unique challenges that persons with military history face in the criminal courts
  • How to best utilize services in your case

Special attention will be devoted to the BRAVE Act (An Act Relative to Veterans Benefits, Rights, Appreciation, Validation and Enforcement), specifically the recent changes to diversion.

This program qualifies for three hours of CPCS CLE credits for the adult criminal trial panel.


Nina L. Pomponio, Esq., Program Chair
Massachusetts Probation Service, Boston
Charu Verma, Esq., Moderator
Committee for Public Counsel Services, Malden
Hon. Laurie MacLeod, Panelist
Holyoke District Court, Holyoke
Jesse Bousquet Jr., Esq., Panelist
Attorney at Law, Boston
Janice Boyle, Panelist
Plymouth District Court, Plymouth
Mayumi Doty, LCSW, Panelist
Housing Unit for Military Veterans (HUMV), Middlesex Sheriff's Office, Billerica
Katherine Nicholas Malvey, LICSW, Panelist
VA New England Healthcare System, Bedford
Gabriel Nutter, Panelist
Department of Veterans Services, Boston
Jason Thomas, Esq., Panelist
Veterans Program Coordinator, Massachusetts Trial Court

Sponsoring Sections:

Criminal Justice Section

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