Sexually Dangerous Person Petitions: The 60-Minute Lawyer

Criteria, consequences and counseling clients who are candidates for civil comitment

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    Unclear on what SDP Petitions are or when they are filed? You are not alone. Think these only happen after a client is indicted? Not the case—defendants in both District and Superior Courts are subjects of SDP Petitions every day, so you need to be up to date on these cases in order to advise your clients properly, even if you are just representing them on a ‘technical’ violation of probation!

    Sex offender civil commitment under G.L. ch. 123A is the harshest collateral consequence in Massachusetts for defendants charged with a sexual or sexually-motivated offense. Most attorneys have limited, if any, information on what SDP commitment is and who may be eligible. This training is important for attorneys practicing in both District and Superior Court. This training assists criminal defense attorneys in understanding SDP commitments and how to effectively advise criminal clients about this potential consequence.

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    Agenda & Materials

    • 2:00 pm - 2:05 pm

      Welcome and Introduction

    • 2:05 pm - 2:20 pm

      Legal Overview of SDP Law in MA: Who, How, What, Where

      Allison Jordan, Esq., Committee for Public Counsel Services , Malden
    • 2:20 pm - 2:30 pm

      Research and Data on Sex Offender Recidivism

      Allison Jordan, Esq., Committee for Public Counsel Services , Malden
    • 2:30 pm - 2:40 pm

      Special Legal Considerations

      • Non-Contact offenders
      • Female Offenders
      • Parole
      • Not Competent to Stand Trial
      Allison Jordan, Esq., Committee for Public Counsel Services , Malden
    • 2:40 pm - 2:50 pm

      What a criminal attorney can do for a client who may later face an SDP petition

      • Plea
      • Sentencing (Experts, Structure)
      • Treatment
      • Community Supports
      Allison Jordan, Esq., Committee for Public Counsel Services , Malden
    • 2:50 pm - 3:00 pm

      Q&A Session and Key Takeaways

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    Allison Jordan, Esq., Committee for Public Counsel Services, Malden
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    • $112.50 - MCLE Sponsor Member
    • $93.75 - New Lawyer
    • $93.75 - Pending Admittee
    • $93.75 - Law Student
    • $93.75 - Paralegal
    • $125.00 - All Others

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