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 or via phone at (617) 338-0560.