Jobs Not Jails

Jobs Not Jails

As the Jobs Not Jails campaign builds momentum across Massachusetts, community organizer Cassandra Bensahih (E.P.O.C.A.) sits down with the hosts of Mass Law Radio to discuss her personal journey as an organizer and the campaign’s criminal justice reform objectives.

 

“Affluenza” & Answers to Your Juvenile Criminal Law Questions

After 16 year old Ethan Couch caused the death of four people while drunk driving his father’s F-350 pickup truck, Couch’s defense attorneys argued that the wealthy teen suffered from “affluenza” which rendered him unable to appreciate the consequences of his criminal conduct. This defense strategy sparked outrage around the nation. In this episode ofContinue Reading

Jared Remy: Bail Decision Sparks Controversy

Jared Remy, the son of former Boston Red Sox player turned broadcaster Jerry Remy, has been indicted for murder in the death of his 27 year old girlfriend Jennifer Martel.  Jared Remy is accused of repeatedly stabbing his girlfriend to death. In this episode, we discuss the controversy caused by a decision to release RemyContinue Reading

Business Law Tips for Entrepreneurs & Start-up Companies

Business Law Tips for Entrepreneurs & Start-up Companies

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Are you a business owner looking for some legal guidance? If so, this episode is for you! Massachusetts business law lawyer Sofia Lingos joins the hosts of Mass Law Radio to teach you the types of legal services entrepreneurs and start-up companies need to succeed inContinue Reading

The James “Whitey” Bulger Verdict

The James “Whitey” Bulger Verdict

South Boston mob boss James Joseph“Whitey” Bulger has been convicted of federal racketeering conspiracy, racketeering  and other crimes including extortion, money laundering and firearm violations. As part of a racketeering charge, prosecutors accused Bulger of participating in 19 murders. The jury found that prosecutors proved Bulger’s involvement in 11 of those killings. In the caseContinue Reading

Special Education Law 101

Special Education Law 101

Did you know that both Massachusetts and federal laws guarantee every student the right to a free and appropriate public education regardless of a student’s handicaps, disabilities or special needs?  Education Law Attorney James Baron joins Mass Law Radio hosts Corine Claxton and Sarah De Oliveira to discuss students with special needs, the way inContinue Reading

Fair Lending, Mortgage Rescue Scams & the Foreclosure Crisis

Fair Lending, Mortgage Rescue Scams & the Foreclosure Crisis

Do you know how to identify a mortgage rescue scam? How do you know if you’ve been a victim of lending discrimination? Community Legal Aid lawyers Emily Jones and Maureen St. Cyr  join the hosts of Mass Law Radio to discuss fair lending, mortgage rescue plans and the foreclosure crisis in Massachusetts. Community Legal AidContinue Reading

Jury Trials in Criminal Cases

Jury Trials in Criminal Cases

What is a trial? What is the function of a jury in a criminal case? How do judges assist jurors in making their ultimate decision? Should you go to trial if you are charged with a crime? Corine and Sarah answer these important questions and more in this episode of Mass Law Radio.Continue Reading

How to Handle Police Encounters

How to Handle Police Encounters

Sarah and Corine tell you what  you should do if the police interrogate you, search your personal belongings or arrest you. Do you know your rights? SContinue Reading

A Look Back: Same-Sex Marriage in Massachusetts, Part 2

A Look Back: Same-Sex Marriage in Massachusetts, Part 2

Here is Part 2 of our discussion with Family Law Attorney Leila Wons. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s historic decision in Goodridge v. the Department of Public Health.  The 2003 Goodridge case was the first decision by a state’s highest court to find that same-sex couples have theContinue Reading

  • Massachusetts lawyers Corine K. Claxton and Sarah De Oliveira host Mass Law Radio on WCUW 91.3 FM Worcester.