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Joseph B. Green

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Education

  • B.A. 1969 Yale University
  • J.D. 1976 Harvard Law School

Attorney Profile

Joseph B. Green concentrates his practice in special education, personal injury, and criminal defense. He also represents students at private schools and colleges in disciplinary proceedings.

Mr. Green served for ten years as Assistant District Attorney in Essex County, where he had extensive jury trial experience and was the Chief District Court Prosecutor and Director of Policy and Planning. He also has experience in appellate litigation, having argued cases in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He has taught in the Clinical Program at Harvard Law School and in numerous continuing legal education courses. He has authored a book and several articles on evidence, trial practice and procedure, and criminal law.

Mr. Green has served on the Governor’s/MBA Commission on the Unmet Legal Needs of Children, the Governor’s Child Support Commission, the Commission on Violence Against Children, and he is currently on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (MABIDA)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Speaking Engagements

  • Yikes? We’re Going to Hearing at the BSEA: What are our Chances? at Massachusetts Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (MABIDA)’s Annual Conference on October 25, 2014 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center.
  • Fundamentals of Special Education, Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, Thursdays, February 20, 27, March 13, 27, and April 3, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This five week series of workshops is taught by experienced lawyers and other professionals who are currently working in and shaping the field of special education law.
  • School Disciplinary Proceedings (MCLE 2012)
  • Direct and Cross Examination of Parents’ Experts in School Placement Cases (MCLE 2011)
  • Transition Issues in Special Education (Suffolk Law School, Advanced Legal Studies 2009)

Publications

  • Contributor to Massachusetts Special Education Reporter
  • Apprehending and Prosecuting the Drunk Driver (Harvey M. Cohen 1992).
  • An Overview of Criminal Discovery Issues, in Suppression and Discovery: Pre-trial Motions in Criminal Cases (Mass. Bar Association ed. 1989).
  • Obtaining Records: A Summary of the Cases and Statutes, in Getting Those Confidential Records (MCLE 1989)
  • Prosecution of an OUI Case. (editor MCLE 1989)
  • The Crime of Parental Kidnapping in Massachusetts: A Discussion of G.L. c. 265, §26A, 70 Mass. L. Rev. 115 (1985)
  • Hearsay Exceptions When the Declarant is Unavailable and Hearsay Within Hearsay (MCLE 1984)
  • Dispositional Advocacy in the District Court: The Prosecution Perspective, in Sentencing: Dispositional Advocacy (MCLE/NELI, Inc. 1981)

Awards & Honors

  • Chosen as Super Lawyer® by New England Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Massachusetts Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (MABIDA)
  • Appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court as Special Counsel to the Committee on Responsibility for Clerks of Court (2002)
  • Served on the Governor’s/MBA Commission on the Unmet Legal Needs of Children, the Governor’s Child Support Commission, the Commission on Violence Against Children, and the Subcommittee Reviewing Department of Social Services Procedures on Substantiation Review, Fair Hearings and the Central Registry

Community Leadership

  • Volunteer Conciliator for civil cases in the Boston Municipal Court.

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