TCM participants get firsthand lesson in trial procedure

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
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On Thursday, Jan. 31, participants in the Boston Tiered Community Mentoring Program met at the Dorchester Division of the Boston Municipal Court for a tour of the courthouse and to observe hearings in several different sessions throughout the day.

Together with their attorney mentors, students from Community Academy of Science & Health, Boston Adult Technical Academy, Roxbury Community College, Suffolk University Law School and New England Law | Boston observed arraignment, pre-trial and motion hearings, as well as a defense presentation of an ongoing trial. After observing these daily court processes and completing a tour of the various departments, the participants met with several department heads, attorneys and judges.

We would like to extend a thank you to the following individuals for their time and efforts on this day:

  • Chief Court Officer Frank Barbour
  • Presiding Judge James Coffey 
  • Director of Community Service Michael Collins
  • Juvenile Probation Officer Andrea Concannon
  • Hon. Serge Georges
  • Hon. Lisa Grant 
  • Supervising ADA Lauren Greene
  • Hon. Thomas Kaplanes 
  • Assistant Chief Probation Officer Ericka Monteiro
  • Chief Clerk Magistrate Anthony Owens 
  • Hon. Jonathan Tynes 
  • Assistant Clerk Magistrate Asha White

If you are looking for additional information regarding the Boston and Worcester Tiered Community Mentoring Program, please contact Elizabeth O’Neil at eoneil@massbar.org or via phone at (617) 338-0560.