BOSTON – The Boston Bar Association will convene a news conference to release a ground-breaking new report called Getting It Right: Improving the Accuracy and Reliability of the Criminal Justice System in Massachusetts. The BBA Task Force that produced this report is the broadest group of major players in the criminal justice system ever assembled to address wrongful convictions. The Task Force operated on the central premise that for every defendant wrongly convicted, a criminal goes free, and society remains at risk while the individual who has escaped the consequences of his actions is free to commit crimes against other victims.
December 16, 2009 at 10 a.m.
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Members of the BBA Task Force on Preventing Wrongful Convictions
David E. Meier, Partner, Todd & Weld and Martin F. Murphy, Partner, Foley Hoag (Co-Chairs)
Edward F. Davis, Commissioner, Boston Police Department
James M. Connolly, Major, Massachusetts State Police
Hon. Christopher J. Armstrong, Dwyer & Collora, former Chief Justice, Massachusetts Appeals Court
William J. Leahy, Chief Counsel, Committee for Public Counsel Services
Randy Gioia, Law Office of Randy Gioia
David M. Siegel, Professor, New England Law | Boston
Elizabeth A. Lunt, Partner, Zalkind, Rodriguez, Lunt & Duncan
Joseph F. Savage, Jr., Partner, Goodwin Procter
Sejal H. Patel, Law Office of Sejal H. Patel
Copies of the report will be made available at the news conference.