Open section meetings feature state government guest speakers

Issue May 2010

Massachusetts Senate Counsel Alice Moore and state Administration and Finance Counsel David Sullivan were featured speakers at the Public Law Section Council open meeting in March. Both answered questions and provided information and pointers regarding working with the legislative and executive branches.

The featured speaker at the Criminal Justice Section Council open meeting in March was Roger Michel Jr. Michel (left), the newest of the seven-member Massachusetts Parole Board, described the ins and outs of the Parole Board process and offered advice to enhance the lawyers' role leading up to and during parole hearings.

"The work is really rewarding," said Michel, who left the Massachusetts Appeals Court for the Parole Board several months ago. Michel handles between 15 and 25 hearings per day and told the group that the full board handles as many as 10,000 hearings annually. Also on hand was Timothy Dooling, the board's deputy chief legal counsel.