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Combating Drug Addiction: The Latest on Section 35 Civil Commitments

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


With the opioid epidemic much in the headlines, civil commitments under G.L. c. 123, § 35 have increasingly become a tool of last resort to protect those suffering from substance abuse.  This program will explore the implementation of new court rules, new case law developments, and the evolving legislative landscape regarding Section 35.  Panelists will also engage in a discussion of the practical considerations and challenges encountered in civil commitments for substance abuse.  The program will include introductory remarks by District Court Chief Justice Paul Dawley.


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Cassandra Shavney


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