Casner & Edwards Attorney Scott Harshbarger to Serve as Moderator at Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy Conference
Scott Harshbarger, Senior Counsel in Casner & Edwards’ Litigation and Nonprofit Departments, will serve as a moderator at the conference, “Criminal Justice Reform in Massachusetts” by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School, February 21, 2017. Harshbarger will moderate the panel, “Prospects for Sentencing Reform,” from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
The one-day conference will include legislative and judicial leaders and other experts in the field of criminal justice who will discuss the ways in which the Massachusetts corrections systems can enhance public safety in a smarter way and more cost-effective fashion by reducing recidivism, guarding against wrongful convictions, and adopting data driven sentencing practices. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Harshbarger specializes in providing strategic counsel for corporate investigations and defense, business ethics, compliance and risk management, corporate and governance, and government regulation. He has had a long and successful public service career as a public defender, civil rights attorney, Middlesex District Attorney and Massachusetts Attorney General. While AG, he was the elected President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), and led numerous major consumer and public protection initiatives. From 1999-2002, Harshbarger served as President and CEO of Common Cause in Washington, D.C., the national nonprofit citizens’ lobby, public interest advocacy and government and corporate watchdog group founded by John Gardner.
Since returning to private practice, Harshbarger has continued to be involved in public policy reform, serving as the head of Governor Romney’s Commission on Corrections Reform (2003-2005), chair of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Pension Reform, vice-chair of the Ethics Resource Center, chair of the SJC Task force on Hiring and Promotion in Probation, and in the Judicial Branch (2010-2011), a member of the SJC Court Management Advisory Board (CMAB), and chair of the Advisory Board for the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School.
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