Monday, March 22, 2010

Roundtable: The Judiciary and the Media

The Supreme Judicial Court's Judiciary-Media Committee is sponsoring a half-day program on Friday, March 26, on the judiciary and the news media. The program takes place at the John Adams Courthouse in Boston, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The schedule is as follows:
  • 8:30 a.m.: Registration.
  • 9 a.m.: Anatomy of a Criminal Case. (Hon. Kent Smith, Retired Justice, Appeals Court; Moderator: R.D. Sahl, New England Cable News).
  • 10:45 a.m.: Covering Children and the Juvenile Court. (Hon. Jay D. Blitzman, First Justice, Middlesex County Juvenile Court; Moderator: Ronald P. Corbett, Jr., Ed.D., Supreme Judicial Court).
  • 12:15 p.m.: Lunch break.
  • 1 p.m.: Judges and Journalists: A Dialogue. Jim Braude of NECN and WTTK Radio will moderate a roundtable discussion with Appeals Court Justice David A. Mills, WCVB-TV reporter Amalia Barreda, Leominster District Court Judge John Curran, Superior Court Judge Robert Kane, Probate and Family Court Judge James V. Menno and Boston Globe metro editor Jennifer Peter.
Members of the news media may register by contacting Jennifer Terminesi at the Flaschner Judicial Institute at

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