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Criminal justice speaker series returns Feb. 13 at USDC; Superior Court seeks research attorney


Criminal justice speaker series returns Feb. 13 at USDC

The U.S. District Court of Massachusetts will hold the next event in its criminal justice speaker series, "Big Ideas and Best Practices," on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the Jury Assembly Room of the U.S. District Court in Boston.

The event will spotlight Massachusetts General Hospital's recently launched Center for Gun Violence Prevention, which works to advance the safety and health of children and adults through injury and gun violence prevention research, clinical care, education and community engagement. Doctors Peter T. Masiakos and Chana A. Sacks, who founded the center, will discuss their work and how it may be useful to defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges, probation officers, law enforcement, and others working in the criminal justice system.

A reception with light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will follow the speaking program. 

The event will be live-streamed to the Worcester and Springfield federal courthouses.

RSVP by Feb. 5 to For more information, visit the U.S. District Court website.


Superior Court seeks research attorney 

The Massachusetts Superior Court is seeking to fill a research attorney position that will  will be based primarily in Boston, Woburn or Brockton. This is a professional, permanent position within the Administrative Office of the Superior Court.

Research attorneys assist the justices with legal research, writing and analysis; prepare draft decisions, research memoranda and other documents; analyze and research specific legal issues and questions for the judges; and may assist in training and oversight of other legal research staff and interns.

Requirements include membership in the Massachusetts bar (or actively applying), and excellent writing, communication and legal research skills. Preferred candidates will have at least two years of post-law school experience in a litigation context, with or without judicial clerkship experience, or be current judicial law clerks who are in the second year or more of their clerkships, particularly in the Massachusetts Superior Court.

A reliable car and the willingness and ability to travel to courthouses throughout the commonwealth are requirements of the position. Research attorneys must reside in Massachusetts during the duration of their employment.

The start date will be as soon as possible. The starting salary is $75,085.09 per year.

This posting will remain open until Feb. 18. Click here for more information, including application instructions.