Attorney Reilly discusses the functions of the office of the Governor’s Legal Counsel and the function of the Chief Legal Counsel. Attorney Reilly describes the Governor’s Judicial Appointments Process and describes the role that the Governor’s Chief Legal Counsel plays in that process.
Chief Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Martin H. Healy discuses the services and benefits that Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) provides for its members and for the public.
Chief Counsel Anthony Benedetti describes the functions and the work that the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) performs to protect the rights of those individual with low or no income. Chief Counsel Bennedetti thoroughly explains all the services CPCS provides both in the criminal and civil side to ensure that CPCS clients’ rights under the constitution are properly observed and preserved.
Judge Harris talks about the work the Boston Juvenile Court does to impart protection, services and justice to those children accused of crime that he sees in his Court. Judge Harris discusses his ideas about probation, education, and about the Department of Youth Services to children accused of crime.
Judge Thomas Horgan presides at the Boston Municipal Court, Central Division. Judge Horgan demystifies the arraignment process. This interview touches upon concepts of bail, 209(A) restraining orders, probation, issued warrants; and the jury system. Judge Horgan also comments on judicial independence and about the process of retaining a private counsel.
Terry Kennedy talks about the Governor’s Council, and the Districts that he and other councilors represent. He explains what the Governor’s Council is, talks about the duties and votes taken during his tenure.