Massachusetts

Nancy Bennett

Speaker's Last Name: 
Bennett
Title: 
Deputy Chief Counsel, Private Counsel Division
Organization: 
Committee for Public Counsel Services
Address
Street: 
44 Bromfield Street
City: 
Boston
State: 
Massachusetts
Zip Code: 
02108
Phone: 
617-988-8428
Fax: 
617-988-8495
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Nancy Bennett is Deputy Chief Counsel for the Private Counsel Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), Boston, MA.

Debate on Massachusetts public defense proposal continues

BY Jon Mosher on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 5:16 PM

The discussion about Massachusetts Gov. Patrick's proposed changes to the state's public defender system continues. Today, David Carroll, NLADA research director and author of Gideon Alerts, appeared on WBUR's Radio Boston show to provide national context to the discussion (stream online here).

Gideon Alert: MA Governor proposes disbanding statewide defender commission

BY David Carroll on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 10:50 AM

On January 24, 2011, Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick proposed sweeping changes to the delivery of indigent defense services in the state.  Changes include abolishing the existing independent commission that oversees the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) and creating a new public defender department under the executive branch.  The Governor would also end CPCS’ primary reliance on the private bar and instead provide most services through full-time staffed public defender offices.  Under the Governor’s plan, the new department would also be responsible for conducting eligibility screening and collecting fees from indigent clients for services.

Gideon Alert: MA Prosecutors Argue for Parity with Public Defense Providers

BY David Carroll on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 12:00 AM

On October 13, 2010, nine of the eleven Massachusetts elected District Attorneys held a press conference in the state legislature to alert policy-makers to what they call an imbalance in criminal justice funding.  Arguing that the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) receives $

Josh Dohan

Speaker's Last Name: 
Dohan
Title: 
Director
Organization: 
Youth Advocacy Project Committee for Public Counsel Services
Address
Street: 
10 Malcolm X Blvd
City: 
Roxbury
State: 
MA
Zip Code: 
02119
Phone: 
(617) 445-5640 x117
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Josh Dohan is the director of the Youth Advocacy Project (YAP), the juvenile defender unit of the Massachusetts statewide public defender agency. A graduate of Harvard College and Northeastern University School of Law, Dohan is also a returned Peace Corps volunteer.

From graduating Harvard Law in 1974 up to his intended retirement at the end of July 2010, Bill Leahy has dedicated his professional life to the representation of indigent people.  For 19 years he has be

Author/Organization: Bill Leahy
Publication Date: 02/04/2010

Bill Leahy

Speaker's Last Name: 
Leahy
Title: 
Chief Counsel
Organization: 
Committee for Public Counsel Services
Address
Street: 
44 Bromfield Street
City: 
Boston
State: 
Massachusetts
Zip Code: 
02108
Phone: 
(617) 482-6212
Fax: 
(617) 988-8495
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William J. (Bill) Leahy grew up in Boston, graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1968, and Harvard Law School in 1974.  Between college and law school, he taught elementary school students at P.S.

Robert L. Spangenberg

Speaker's Last Name: 
Spangenberg
Title: 
Research Professor
Organization: 
The Spangenberg Project, George Mason University
Phone: 
(617) 899-6615
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Professor Spangenberg specialized in civil legal services early in his career, developing the Boston Legal Assistance Project, a neighborhood civil legal services program, which he headed for nine years.  After a two-year foundation study of civil legal services in Boston and a statewide study of indigent defense in Massachusetts, Professor Spangenberg joined Abt Associates in Cambridge, M

David Carroll

Speaker's Last Name: 
Carroll
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