PROGRAM OF EVENTS.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019 IN THE SHAWMUT ROOM, DOWNTOWN HARVARD CLUB
Two hours of Continuing Legal Education will be granted through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS)

​7:30-8:00 A.M.

Registration and Breakfast (Breakfast is Provided)

8:00-8:15 A.M.

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Joseph J. Plaud, Ph.D.

8:15 - 9:00 A.M.

Defense Attorney Perspectives on SDP/SVP Cases: Debra Beard Bader, Esq. and Michael Nam-Krane, Esq. 

​9:00 - 9:45 A.M.

A Former Prosecutor's Take on What the Government is Trying to Prove in SDP/SVP Cases: Paul Machado, Esq.

​9:45-10:00 A.M.

BREAK

​10:00-10:45 A.M.

A Juror Recounts His Experiences in the Courtroom: Andrew Haigney, Managing Director - Coach House Properties, Inc.

​10:45 - 11:30 A.M.

A Judge's Perspective in SDP/SVP Trials As Both a Gate-Keeper and Fact-Finder: The Honorable Bonnie MacLeod

11:30 A.M. - 12:15 P.M. LUNCH BREAK (LUNCH IS PROVIDED)
11:30 A.M. - 12:15 P.M. LUNCH BREAK (LUNCH IS PROVIDED)

12:15 - 1:00 P.M.

The Science of Sexual Offender Risk Prediction: Promises and Pitfalls: Joseph J. Plaud, Ph.D.

​1:00-1:45 P.M.

Psychodiagnosis and Sexual Dangerousness: Leonard A. Bard, Ph.D.

​1:45-2:00 P.M.

BREAK

2:00 - 2:45 P.M.

The Importance of Release Planning and Community-Based Support Services: Christina Patts, LICSW and

                                                                                                                                      William Canavan, the Boston Release Network

​2:45 - 3:30 P.M.

How to Communicate Honestly, Accurately and Effectively with the Media: Eric Tennen, Esq. 

​3:30-4:30 P.M. 

Panel Discussion and Conference Attendee Interaction: Presenters Noted Above Plus Elizabeth Kelley, Esq.

​4:30-4:40 P.M. 

Closing Remarks: Joseph J. Plaud, Ph.D.

4:40 - 5:00 P.M. BREAK FOLLOWED BY POST-CONFERENCE RECEPTION AT 5:00 P.M.
© 2020 by Dr. Joseph J. Plaud. All rights reserved.

Special Advisor: Sondra Schmidt, Esq.
 
Program Administrator: Eve S. Plaud

 

Program Coordinator: Dr. Joseph J. Plaud