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BBA Webinar: Litigating Race in Street and Traffic Stops: The Impact of Recent SJC Rulings

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM


The BBA presents live webinars and virtual events via Zoom. Please register for this program through your BBA account at least two hours before the start time of the program to receive the Zoom webinar link.

The criminal legal system is rife with racial disparities. On September 17th, 2020, the Supreme Judicial Court issued decisions in two cases that will have a profound impact on how defendants go about arguing that a street stop or traffic stop was rooted in racial profiling rather than legitimate law enforcement purposes.

In Commonwealth v. Long and Commonwealth v. Evelyn, the SJC clarified how defendants can seek suppression of evidence based on allegations of racism and implicit bias. These decisions will have a profound impact on policing, prosecution, and defense. This program features the litigators who worked on these cases and experts who will explain what they mean, how they will shape motion practice, and how they might be used in the future.

Registration Categories for Webinars:
BBA Member – Free. Included as part of your membership.
Non-Member - $100.00  

BBA Webinars &  Virtual Events are supported by the Joan B. DiCola Fund. To learn more or support this fund, click here.


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Jenna Kim


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